Art of Seeing (5th Edition)

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Designed to explore different ways of seeing, creating space, and making art, this text is directed at art majors. Zelanski (U. of Connecticut) and Fisher (no affiliation is listed) discuss the works in formal terms, with little or no reference to their historical context, treating such themes as composition, space, and light. The fifth edition contains a section on art criticism and an expanded section on performance art. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Extensively revised and expanded, this best selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art as seen from the artists' point of view treating artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles.

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The Art of Seeing, now in its fifth edition, is an Art Appreciation textbook written from an artist's point of view. Written in highly accessible language for the non-major, it includes:

  • stimulating images and an extremely user-friendly text.
  • images by women and men across cultures, presented in an integrated manner.
  • artists on the cutting edge of the contemporary art scene.

New to this Edition

  • Three brand-new "Art Issues" boxes on Mixing Art and Politics: the Films of Leni Riefenstahl, Protecting Famous Art Works, and The Limits of the Restorer's Art.
  • Twelve new features entitled "The World Seen"-the contextual approach applied to a wide variety of highly developed non Western art forms such as Islamic calligraphy, Chinese landscape paintings, and Persian carpets.
  • New sections on Modernism, Minimalism, Postmodernism, and the Light and Space movement.
  • The new technologies have been specially updated: photography, video, film and computer graphics, as well as the revolutionary impact of the Internet.

Also Featured

  • A new section, "Contemporary Perspectives on Art Criticism" in Chapter 1, discussing feminist, psychoanalytical, and historical models, among others.
  • More on Performance Art in Chapter 15.
  • Full discursive captions for key works of art, relating artists' formal means of expression to underlying content or symbolism.
  • Expanded treatment of `Art in Time" (part 4).

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Zelanski, Paul J., Fisher, Mary Pat
Published by Prentice Hall (2001)
ISBN 10: 0130914754 ISBN 13: 9780130914750
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