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Living with Art with Core Concepts CD-ROM v2.5 w/ Timeline
Synopses & Reviews
In its fourth edition Gilbert's Living with Art won a first-place award for outstanding design and production at the 1995 New York Book Show. The new sixth edition is even more luxurious and beautiful. Not only a book about art, but also an artfully made book, Gilbert's Living with Art has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality.
Living with Art supports student efforts to develop an appreciation of art by clearly communicating the ways one can approach various forms of expression - offering a comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the chronological history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.
Throughout the previous six editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.
About the Author
It is with a deeprespect that Mark Getlein undertakes the work of revising Gilbert's Living with Art. The challenge in his work has been to retain the style, wit, and clarity of Ms Gilbert's voice, while recognizing the important changes in the art world since the publication of the fifth edition in 1997.Like Ms Gilbert, Mr. Getlein brings to the effort a wealth of experience in art publishing to the task - as a contributor to the fifth edition of Preble's Artforms and as a contributing author and developer on the first edition of Marilyn Stokstad's Art History where he developed the chapters on India, China, Japan, and Africa and authored many of the boxes and captions that integrate the images into broader cultural and artistic context.Mark is currently developing A History of Art in Africa for Abrams and The Longman Anthology of World Literature for HarperCollins.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Living with Art 2. What Is Art? 3. Themes and Purposes of Art PART TWO: THE VOCABULARY OF ART 4. The Visual Elements 5. Principles of Design PART THREE: TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA 6. Drawing 7. Painting 8. Prints 9. The Camera Arts: Photography, Film, and Video 10. Graphic Design and Illustration PART FOUR: THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA 11. Sculpture 12. Crafts 13. Architecture PART FIVE: ARTS IN TIME 14. Ancient Mediterranean Worlds 15. Christianity and the Formation of Europe 16. The Renaissance 17. The 17th and 18th Centuries 18. Arts of Islam and of Africa 19. Arts of East Asia: India, China, and Japan 20. Arts of the Pacific and of the Americas 21. The Modern World: 1800-1945 22. Art Since 1945
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