Author(s): Davies, Penelope J. E.\Denny, Walter B.\Hofrichter, Frima Fox\Jacobs, Joseph F.\Roberts, Ann M.\Simon, David L.\Janson, H. W.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Abstract: Book Description: This four-part volume uses an exceptional art program–with sumptuous color pictures–to introduce readers to a succession of art styles from prehistoric times and ancient Egypt, to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. Elegantly written, it contains a balanced and interesting narrative that increases ones ability to understand art. Parts I and II cover The Ancient World and The Middle Ages, with a look at prehistoric, Egyptian, ancient near eastern, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Part III looks at the Renaissance through the Rococo–with a focus on the early and high renaissance in Italy, mannerism and other trends, 'Late Gothic' painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts, and the Baroque in Italy, Spain, Flanders, Holland, France and England. Part IV is a treatment on the modern world, including Neoclassicism and Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau, Twentieth-Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography, and Postmodernism. For those who appreciate art as individual works, rather than a mere collection of data.
Category: Art Theory/Art History