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Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts (7th Edition)

Preble, Duane; Preble, Sarah; Frank, Patrick L. Author

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For Art Appreciation, Art for Non-Majors, and Introduction to Art.Introducing students to the theory, practice, and history of art--and emphasizing art's impact on everyday life--Artforms is known for its accurate color reproductions, clean design, and meticulous editing style. Newest co-author, Patrick Frank, brings expertise in Modern and contemporary art, Islamic art and architecture and Latin American art. The Seventh Edition now builds a bridge to the digital world with a CD-ROM containing feature artist interviews included free with each copy of the text.

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To further the student's sense of process, we have also prepared a Prentice Hall exclusive Companion We6siteT` that accompanies ARTFORMS, seventh edition. This CW offers unique tools and support that make it easy for students and instructors to integrate this online study guide with the text. The site is a comprehensive resource that is organized according to the chapters within the text and features a variety of learning and teaching modules:

For students:

  • Study Guide Modules that contain a variety of exercises and features designed to help students with self-study. These modules include:
    • chapter objectives that help students organize key concepts to be learned
    • essay questions that help strengthen critical thinking skills
    • quizzes with multiple-choice and fill-in questions that supply instant scoring and feedback on student mastery of core material
    • built-in email routing option that gives students the ability to forward essay responses and quizzes to their instructors.
  • Reference Modules that contain Web Destinations and Net Search options provide the opportunity to expand upon the information presented in the text. Whether through a directory of websites relevant to the subject matter of a chapter or by simplifying key-term searching by automatically inserting terms from the chapter into major search engines, these reference features enable students to quickly reach related information on the web.
  • Communication Modules include tools such as Live Chat and Message Boards to facilitate online collaboration and communication.
  • Personalization Modules include our enhanced Help feature that contains a test page for browsers and plug-ins.

For instructors:

  • The Faculty Module includes resources for teaching. This may include Lecture Hints, Class Activities, and graphics from text, all coordinated to each chapter. This module is accessed via a password provided by your local Prentice Hall representative.
  • The Syllabus Manager™ tool provides an easy-to-follow process for creating, posting, and revising a syllabus online that is accessible from any point within the companion website. This resource allows instructors and students to communicate both inside and outside of the classroom at the click of a button.

The Companion Website™ makes integrating the Internet into your course exciting and easy. Join us online at the address above and enter a new world of teaching and learning possibilities and opportunities.

CD-ROM
An interactive CD-ROM accompanies the text, and consists of 6 interviews with artists. Each gives personal insight into the process they used to create artworks that are discussed in ARTFORMS.

About the Author:

Extensive travel has given Duane and Sarah Preble a global perspective. Duane taught on two round-the-world Semester at Sea voyages with the Institute for Shipboard Education, University of Pittsburgh, and he has led study tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan for the University of Hawaii. Research for ARTFORMS has taken the Prebles to Europe and to towns and cities throughout the United States.

After completing his BA in painting, graphics, and sculpture at UCLA, Duane received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawaii. From 1961 to 1991 he was a member of the art faculty at the University of Hawaii as well as an exhibiting artist. He has taught a wide variety of courses, including introduction to the visual arts, art history, photography, drawing, and design. In 1975, Duane was selected for listing in Outstanding Educators of America.

Sarah studied art and psychology at St. Lawrence University and the University of Hawaii. After receiving her BA and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of Hawaii, she worked at the University of Hawaii libraries for several years before becoming an art librarian at the Hawaii State Library. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women.

The Prebles live at the edge of a tropical forest overlooking Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. They are active in their community and have served on boards of governmental, environmental, and arts organizations. Duane is on the Board of Trustees of Hawaii's major art museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and is a frequent consultant to art and educational organizations.

Revising author Patrick Frank is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, where he specializes in modern Latin American art. After receiving M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from George Washington University, he taught Art History in several higher education environments, from rural community colleges to private universities. Before coming to Kansas, his previous faculty appointment was at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he refocused the introductory Art History courses from Western art to World art. His recent scholarly work has dealt with the printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. He authored the book Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery 1890-1910 (University of New Mexico Press). He also curated an exhibition, Bandits and Bullfighters: Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Prints by Posada, which opened in 1998 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center before beginning a national tour. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New Art Examiner, Goya: Revista de Arte, Third Text, and the alternative publications Drunken Boat and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. His involvement with Artforms began when he first taught from it in 1991.

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