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Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts

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Publisher Comments:

Sometimes seeing is more difficult for the student of art than believing. Taylor, in a book that has sold more than 300,000 copies since its original publication in 1957, has helped two generations of art students "learn to look."

This handy guide to the visual arts is designed to provide a comprehensive view of art, moving from the analytic study of specific works to a consideration of broad principles and technical matters. Forty-four carefully selected illustrations afford an excellent sampling of the wide range of experience awaiting the explorer.

The second edition of Learning to Look includes a new chapter on twentieth-century art. Taylor's thoughtful discussion of pure forms and our responses to them gives the reader a few useful starting points for looking at art that does not reproduce nature and for understanding the distance between contemporary figurative art and reality.

Synopsis:

An illustrated beginner's guide to the visual arts examines specific art works, studies expression and construction of art, and discusses creative and technical processes of art.

About the Author

Joshua C. Taylor is director of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Illustrations

List of Illustrations

Illustrations

An Approach to the Visual Arts

1. An Analysis of the Work of Art

2. Color and Perspective

Color Terminology

Perspective and the Experience of Depth in Painting

3. Some Distinctive Characteristics within the Visual Arts

Drawing and Painting

Graphic Arts

Sculpture

Architecture

4. Some Materials and Techniques of the Artist

Drawing

Painting

Graphic Arts

Sculpture

Architecture

5. The Artist and the Work of Art

6. The Eye and the Mind

Chronological Table

A. Chronological Table Pertaining to the Visual Arts, Literature, and Music

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226791548
Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Taylor, Joshua Charles
Author:
Taylor, Joshua C.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art appreciation
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
79-3
Publication Date:
19810631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 color plates, 42 halftones
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
9.26x5.88x.49 in. .58 lbs.

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