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UNDERSTANDING ART is designed to stimulate students' interests in all aspects of the visual arts. This text has significantly impacted the way Art Appreciation courses are taught. One of the top sellers in the art appreciation marketplace, this textbook continues its long tradition of excellence in the area of art history survey. Comprehensive coverage/presentation of the visual elements, principles of design, and computer arts, provide a more balanced discussion of the relevance and beauty of art and the media and methods used to produce art.
Table of Contents
What Is Art?
The Language of Art
Visual Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Style, Form, and Content
Camera and Computer Arts
Craft and Design
Art Through The Ages
The Art of the Ancients
Classical Art: Greece and Rome
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals
The Age of Baroque
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
The World of Art
Beyond Europe and the United States: A World of Art