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Looking at Pictures (Cambridge Introduction to the History of)

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Looking at pictures can be enjoyable, exciting or moving. Some pictures are easily appreciated at first glance, but others - often the most rewarding - require some explanation before they can be fully understood. This clearly written and enjoyable book is intended both to increase pleasure and stimulate thought and tackles many aspects of looking at paintings. Starting with familiar ideas, Dr Susan Woodford moves on to explore subtler, less obvious concepts. For example, she shows how paintings can be appreciated as patterns on a flat surface emotional effect; how ordinary objects can conceal hidden meanings and how knowledge of tradition improves our understanding of revolutionary works.

Synopsis:

Explains how we interpret pictures, and discusses landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and still lifes, history, genre, and religious paintings, traditions, design, perspective, style, and quality.

Synopsis:

This clearly written and enjoyable book explains different aspects of paintings and the traditions behind them.

Table of Contents

1. Ways of looking at pictures; 2. Landscape and seascape; 3. Portraits; 4. Everyday life and everyday things: genre and still life; 5. History and mythology; 6. Religious images; 7. Pictures as decorations on flat surfaces; 8. Tradition; 9. Considerations of design and organisation; 10. Problems in the depiction of space; 11. An approach to stylistic analysis: renaissance and baroque contrasted; 12. Hidden meanings; 13. Quality; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521286473
Author:
Woodford, Susan
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Physiological Psychology
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Art appreciation
Subject:
Pictures
Subject:
Picture interpretation.
Subject:
Pictures -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Art appreciation Art appreciation
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Copyright:
Series:
Cambridge introduction to the history of art ;
Series Volume:
79-5v. [8]
Publication Date:
February 1983
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
76 half-tones 26 colour plates
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.36x6.64x.32 in. .50 lbs.

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