9780139538452

A World of Art

  • ISBN 13:

    9780139538452

  • ISBN 10:

    0139538453

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/1994
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This captivating exploration of the history of art in the West and throughout the world is designed to help readers develop a true appreciation of art. Featuring a diverse range of works of art, this book teaches that creating art, far from an exceptional act of genius, is a process of critical thinking and problem solving. Engages readers as participants in the processes of art. Works in Progress two-page spreads throughout the book express the creative process that inspired specific works of art, and works under examination include Vincent van Gogh's Sower , Bill Viola's The Greeting , Frank Lloyd Webber's Fallingwater , and others. Illustrates the geographical and historical world in which the art under discussion has been created. Offers discussion on architecture, design, and the traditional arts and crafts. For anyone interested in learning how to develop an appreciation for the history of art in the West and throughout the world.

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