Part one serves as a general overview of the subject of art and it's study. In the opening chapter are discussions about what it means to live actively with art and the roles of the two essential participants in art - the artist and the observer. Chapter two poses the question "What is art?" and gives readers criteria for answering it within their own frames of reference. The chapter considers art's relationship to the audience, to the audience, to the artists' intention, and to beauty. Part two is is a thorough analysis of the elements and principles of design in art, with detailed explanations and many illustrations. Part three covers the two-dimensional media and devotes a full chapter to each of the major categories, drawing, painting, prints, the camera arts, and graphic design. In part four the same detailed coverage is applied to three-dimensional media, sculpture, crafts, architecture, and environmental design. Part five is brief, but complete, chronological history of art from earliest times to the present.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110070240213