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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 is Professor of Art in the Art Department of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture. She has authored grants, contributed to books, curated exhibitions, published articles in professional journals, and exhibited her large-format photographic prints. She is also the author of UNDERSTANDING ART, Tenth Edition, and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She resides in New York.
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.