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Understanding Art: A Concise History (Thomson Advantage Books)by Lois, Phd Fichner-rathus
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This very concise global art history text provides an accessible writing style and an affordable text for your students. Moreover, student access to the premium website, which features a study guide, flashcards, and more, comes with each new copy of the text at no extra charge.
About the Author
Lois Fichner-Rathus received her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and her Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include the theory of art, feminist art history, and criticism, ancient and classical art, and modern art and architecture. She is currently Art Department Chair and a professor of art history and interdisciplinary studies at the College of New Jersey.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Art of the Ancients. 3. Classical Art: Greece and Rome. 4. Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedral. 5. The Renaissance. 6. The Age of Baroque. 7. Art beyond the West. 8. Modern Art. 9. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years. 10. Contemporary Art. Glossary. Index. Photo Credits.
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