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Publisher Comments:

ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market.  These hallmarks make ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art. 

 

This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers (Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren) who share a common vision that survey courses on the history of art should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts. 

 

Like its predecessors, this new edition seeks to balance formal and iconographic analysis with contextual art history in order to craft interpretations that will engage a diverse student population.  Throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.

 

Art History Portable Edition offers exactly the same content as Art History, Fourth Edition but in smaller individual booklets for maximum student portability.  The combined six segment set consists of four booklets that correspond to major periods in Western art and two that cover global art.  Each book is available individually, making them ideal for courses focused on individual periods.

Synopsis:

0205004695 / 9780205004690 Art History, Portable Editions Books 1,2

Package consists of:   

0205790917 / 9780205790913 Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art

0205790925 / 9780205790920 Art History Portable, Book 2: Medieval Art

Synopsis:

Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art, 4/e offers exactly the same content as Art History, Fourth Edition but in smaller individual booklets for maximum portability.  The combined six segment set consists of four booklets that correspond to major periods in Western art and two that cover global art.  Each book is available individually, making them ideal for courses focused on individual periods.

 

 

 

About the Author

Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art.  In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Women’s Caucus for Art.  In 1997, she was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College.  She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.  She has also served in various leadership capacities at the University’s Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Michael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Art Department Chair, Coordinator of Medieval Studies, and Divisional Chair of the Humanities.  Since arriving at Swarthmore in 1978, he has taught specialized courses on Medieval, Roman, and Islamic art and architecture, as well as seminars on visual narrative and on theory and method, but he particularly enjoys teaching the survey to Swarthmore beginners.  His research and publications focus on French Gothic art and architecture, most recently in a book on the stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral entitled Picturing the Celestial City.  Michael is a consultative curator at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the International Center of Medieval Art and as President both of the American Committee of the International Corpus Vitrearum and of his local school board. When not teaching, writing, or pursuing art historical research, you can finding him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.

Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

 

CONTENTS vii

PREFACE xii

WHAT’S NEW xiv

FACULTY AND STUDENT RESOURCES FOR ART HISTORY xviii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND GRATITUDE xix

USE NOTES xxi

STARTER KIT xxii

INTRODUCTION xxvi

 

Chapter 1 PREHISTORIC ART 1

Chapter 2 ART OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST 27

Chapter 3 ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT 49

Chapter 4 ART OF THE ANCIENT AEGEAN 81

Chapter 5 ART OF ANCIENT GREECE 101

Chapter 6 ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ART 159

 

CONTEMPORARY WORLD MAP

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CREDITS

INDEX

 

DETAILED CONTENTS

 

CONTENTS vii

PREFACE xiv

WHAT’S NEW xv

FACULTY AND STUDENT RESOURCES FOR ART HISTORY xviii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND GRATITUDE xix

USE NOTES xxi

STARTER KIT xxii

INTRODUCTION xxvi

 

CHAPTER 1 PREHISTORIC ART 1

THE STONE AGE 2

THE PALEOLITHIC PERIOD 2

Shelter or Architecture? 4

Artifacts or Works of Art? 5

Cave Painting 8

Cave Sculptures 12

THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD 13

Architecture 13

Sculpture and Ceramics 20

NEW METALLURGY, ENDURING STONE 22

The Bronze Age 22

Rock Carvings 23

BOXES

ART AND ITS CONTEXTS

The Power of Naming 6

Intentional House Burning 20

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

Prehistoric Woman and Man 24

A CLOSER LOOK

A House in Çatalhöyük 15

ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

Early Construction Methods 16

TECHNIQUE

Prehistoric Wall Painting 10

Pottery and Ceramics 22

RECOVERING THE PAST

How Early Art is Dated 12

 

CHAPTER 2 ART OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST 27

THE FERTILE CRESCENT AND MESOPOTAMIA 28

Sumer 28

Akkad 33

Ur and Lagash 36

Babylon 37

THE HITTITES OF ANATOLIA 37

ASSYRIA 39

Kalhu (Nimrud) 39

Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad) 41

Nineveh (Kuyunjik) 43

NEO-BABYLONIA 43

PERSIA 44

BOXES

ART AND ITS CONTEXTS

Art as Spoils of War—Protection or Theft? 32

The Code of Hammurabi 38

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

A Lyre from a Royal Tomb in Ur 34

A CLOSER LOOK

Enemies Crossing the Euphrates to Escape Assyrian Archers 41

TECHNIQUE

Cuneiform Writing 30

Textiles 43

 

CHAPTER 3 ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT 49

THE GIFT OF THE NILE 50

EARLY DYNASTIC EGYPT, C. 2950–2575 BCE 50

The God-Kings 50

Artistic Conventions 51

Funerary Architecture 53

THE OLD KINGDOM, C. 2575–2150 BCE 55

The Great Pyramids at Giza 55

Sculpture 59

Pictorial Relief in Tombs 61

THE MIDDLE KINGDOM, C. 1975–C. 1640 BCE 62

Portraits of Senusret III 62

Rock-Cut Tombs 62

Funerary Stelae 63

Town Planning 64

THE NEW KINGDOM, C. 1539–1075 BCE 64

The Great Temple Complexes 65

Hatshepsut 67

The Tomb of Ramose 69

Akhenaten and the Art of the Amarna Period 70

The Return to Tradition: Tutankhamun and Ramses II 72

The Books of the Dead 76

THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, C. 1075–715 BCE 78

LATE EGYPTIAN ART, C. 715–332 BCE 79

BOXES

ART AND ITS CONTEXTS

Egyptian Symbols 51

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

The Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel 74

A CLOSER LOOK

The Palette of Narmer 52

ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

Mastaba to Pyramid 55

TECHNIQUE

Preserving The Dead 56

Egyptian Pictorial Relief 65

Glassmaking 73

RECOVERING THE PAST

The Rosetta Stone 77

 

CHAPTER 4 ART OF THE ANCIENT AEGEAN 81

THE BRONZE AGE IN THE AEGEAN 82

THE CYCLADIC ISLANDS 82

THE MINOAN CIVILIZATION ON CRETE 84

The “Old Palace” Period, c. 1900–1700 BCE 84

The “New Palace” Period, c. 1700–1450 BCE 86

THE MYCENAEAN (HELLADIC) CULTURE 92

Helladic Architecture 92

Mycenaean Tombs 95

Ceramic Arts 99

BOXES

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

The Lion Gate 96

A CLOSER LOOK

The “Flotilla Fresco” from Akrotiri 92

TECHNIQUE

Aegean Metalwork 87

RECOVERING THE PAST

Pioneers of Aegean Archaeology 91

The “Mask of Agamemnon” 95

 

CHAPTER 5 ART OF ANCIENT GREECE 101

THE EMERGENCE OF GREEK CIVILIZATION 102

Historical Background 102

Religious Beliefs and Sacred Places 102

GREEK ART C. 900–C. 600 BCE 102

The Geometric Period 102

The Orientalizing Period 105

THE ARCHAIC PERIOD, C. 600–480 BCE 107

The Sanctuary at Delphi 107

Temples 108

Free-standing Sculpture 114

Painted Pots 117

THE EARLY CLASSICAL PERIOD, C. 480–450 BCE 120

Marble Sculpture 121

Bronze Sculpture 124

Ceramic Painting 127

THE HIGH CLASSICAL PERIOD, C. 450–400 BCE 128

The Acropolis 129

The Parthenon 130

The Propylaia and the Erechtheion 136

The Temple of Athena Nike 137

The Athenian Agora 138

City Plans 138

Stele Sculpture 140

Painting 141

THE LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, C. 400–323 BCE 142

Sculpture 143

The Art of the Goldsmith 146

Painting and Mosaics 146

THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, 323–31/30 BCE 149

The Corinthian Order in Hellenistic Architecture 149

Sculpture 151

BOXES

ART AND ITS CONTEXTS

Greek and Roman Deities 104

Classic and Classical 124

Who Owns the Art? The Elgin Marbles and the Euphronios Krater 135

Women at a Fountain House 139

Women Artists in Ancient Greece 148

Greek Theaters 150

The Celts 152

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

The Tomb of the Diver 122

A CLOSER LOOK

The Euphronios Krater 119

ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

The Greek Orders 110

TECHNIQUE

Color in Greek Sculpture 113

Black-Figure and Red-Figure 120

The Canon of Polykleitos 134

RECOVERING THE PAST

The Riace Warriors 127

 

CHAPTER 6 ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ART 159

THE ETRUSCANS 160

Etruscan Architecture 160

Etruscan Temples 160

Tomb Chambers 162

Works in Bronze 166

THE ROMANS 168

Origins of Rome 168

Roman Religion 169

THE REPUBLIC, 509–27 BCE 169

Portrait Sculpture 169

ROMAN TEMPLES 173

THE EARLY EMPIRE, 27 BCE–96 CE 174

Art in the Age of Augustus 174

The Julio-Claudians 178

Roman Cities and the Roman Home 178

Wall Painting 181

The Flavians 187

THE HIGH IMPERIAL ART OF TRAJAN AND HADRIAN 190

Imperial Architecture 191

Imperial Portraits 201

THE LATE EMPIRE, THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURIES 203

The Severan Dynasty 204

The Soldier Emperors 204

Constantine the Great 208

Roman Art after Constantine 213

BOXES

ART AND ITS CONTEXTS

Roman Writers on Art 169

Roman Portraiture 170

THE OBJECT SPEAKS

The Ara Pacis Augustae 176

A CLOSER LOOK

Sarcophagus with the Indian Triumph of Dionysus 206

ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

Roman Architectural Orders 163

The Roman Arch 172

Roman Vaulting 188

Concrete 196

TECHNIQUE

Roman Mosaics 202

RECOVERING THE PAST

The Mildenhall Treasure 214

 

CONTEMPORARY WORLD MAP

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CREDITS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205790913
Subtitle:
Ancient Art
Publisher:
Pearson
Contribution by:
Bailey, Douglass
Author:
Cothren, Michael
Author:
Stokstad, Marilyn
Author:
Cothren, Michael W.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Art History Portable Edition
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
June 2010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.5 in 821 gr

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0205004695 / 9780205004690 Art History, Portable Editions Books 1,2

Package consists of:   

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0205790925 / 9780205790920 Art History Portable, Book 2: Medieval Art

"Synopsis" by , Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art, 4/e offers exactly the same content as Art History, Fourth Edition but in smaller individual booklets for maximum portability.  The combined six segment set consists of four booklets that correspond to major periods in Western art and two that cover global art.  Each book is available individually, making them ideal for courses focused on individual periods.

 

 

 

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