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0-06-430154-0 Perspectives on Western Art, Vol.1 : Source Documents and Readings from the Ancient Near East Through the Middle Ages

Synopsis:

This anthology of readings related to Western art history explains specific works of art illustrated in Jansons History of Art and De la Croix and Tanseys Gardners Art Through the Ages in terms of the ideas, beliefs, and concerns of the people and cultures who created the art. It brings a new understanding of art because it shows the social and cultural basis of major works of art through history. The ten sections are Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic; early Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic. The readings have been drawn from many areas of intellectual and social history, including religion, philosophy, literature, science, economics, and law. Each selection is preceded by an introductory note, which discusses the readings in terms of its subject and theme, its source and usage, and its relevance to the study of the work of art.

About the Author

Linnea H. Wren is assistant professor of art at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and is the editor of Perspectives on Western Art (Volume 2): Source Documents and Readings from the Renaissance to the 1970s (1994).

Table of Contents

v. 1. Source documents and readings from the ancient Near East throught the Middel Ages — v. 2. Source documents and readings from the Renaissance to the 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064301916
Author:
Wren, Linnea
Publisher:
Westview Press
Editor:
Editor
Author:
Wren, Linnea H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Icon Editions
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19931231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.5 oz

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This anthology of readings related to Western art history explains specific works of art illustrated in Jansons History of Art and De la Croix and Tanseys Gardners Art Through the Ages in terms of the ideas, beliefs, and concerns of the people and cultures who created the art. It brings a new understanding of art because it shows the social and cultural basis of major works of art through history. The ten sections are Ancient Near East; Egyptian; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic; early Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic. The readings have been drawn from many areas of intellectual and social history, including religion, philosophy, literature, science, economics, and law. Each selection is preceded by an introductory note, which discusses the readings in terms of its subject and theme, its source and usage, and its relevance to the study of the work of art.
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