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REVEL for Prebles’ Artforms
, Eleventh Edition conveys the dynamic environment that is the contemporary art landscape, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. Author Patrick Frank guides students on a thematic exploration of art, explaining the reasons for creating art, the motivation for individual artists, and how art impacts its audience. The inclusion of more than 175 new images reflects Frank’s view that contemporary art provides the best path to art appreciation because of its currency and global nature.
REVEL™ is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students.
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About the Author
Patrick Frank has taught in many higher education environments, from rural community colleges to private research universities. His recent scholarly work has focused on Latin American graphic arts. He is author of Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery 1890 - 1910 and Los Artistas del Pueblo: Prints and Workers’ Culture in Buenos Aires (University of New Mexico Press). He has curated five exhibitions of Latin American prints. He has also edited a volume of artists' writings, Readings in Latin American Modern Art (Yale University Press). He served as collaborating author for the modern section of Marilyn Stokstad's Art History (third edition). He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is currently teaching the History of Modern Latin American Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. He lives in the seaside community of Venice.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE LANGUAGE OF VISUAL EXPERIENCE
1. The Nature of Art and Creativity
2. The Purposes and Functions of Art
3. The Visual Elements
PART II: THE MEDIA OF ART
4. The Principles of Design
5. Evaluating Art
10. Moving Images: Film and Digital Arts
11. Design Disciplines
13. Craft Media: Flirting with Function
PART III: ART AS CULTURAL HERITAGE
15. From The Earliest Art to the Bronze Age
16. The Classical and Medieval West
17. Renaissance and Baroque Europe
18. Traditional Arts of Asia
19. The Islamic World
20. Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
PART IV: THE MODERN WORLD
21. Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
22. Early Twentieth Century
23. Between World Wars
24. Postwar Modern Movements
PART V: THE POSTMODERN WORLD
25. Postmodernity and Global Art