A market leading text for the art appreciation course, UNDERSTANDING ART combines its strong coverage of art history, with comprehensive coverage and presentation of the visual elements, principles of design, and media to provide a well-balanced discussion of the relevance and beauty of art and the media and methods used to produce art.
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Comprehensive and balanced, this widely-adopted introduction to art appreciation communicates the excitement, relevance, and beauty of art by combining stimulating discussions of the language and elements of art with extensive treatment of the history of art. It is especially designed to give non-art majors insights and access to art so that it may enrich them for a lifetime.From the Back Cover:
Key Benefit: This widely-adopted introductory appreciation book communicates the excitement, mystery, relevance, and beauty of art by teaching readers to understand and analyze art. This is all done through stimulating discussions on the elements, media, methods, content, composition, and style of art. Key Topics: Along with discussions on the purpose of art (Ch. 1-9), a separate Chapter (18) takes a look at art beyond Europe and the U.S. and examines art from all around the world. The history of art is contained chronologically in the second part of the book, (Ch. 10-17). Market: For anyone interested in Art Appreciation.
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