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For one semester courses in Art Appreciation. A World of Artteaches students how artists create by helping them understand that creativity starts with critical thinking. By guiding students through a rich array of aesthetic elements and artistic media, along with an overview of art history, this text encourages students to develop an appreciation for a diverse range of art. Author Henry M. Sayre demystifies the creative process by showing how artists use critical thinking and problem solving to create great works of art. Studying art also requires critical thinking and problem solving, and this text shows students how to use these skills to understand and explore the world of art.
Table of Contents
The Visual World: Understanding the Art you See
A World of Art
Developing Visual Literacy
The Themes of Art
Seeing the Value in Art
The Formal Elements and Their Design: Describing the Art you See
Light and Color
Other Formal Elements
The Principles of Design
The Fine Arts Media: Learning How Art is Made
The Camera Arts
Other Three-Dimensional Media
The Visual Arts in Everyday Life: Recognizing the Art of Design
The Visual Record: Placing the Arts in Historical Context
The Ancient World
The Christian Era
The Renaissance Through the Baroque
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Twentieth Century
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