Art of Seeing (5th Edition)

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9780130914750: Art of Seeing (5th Edition)

This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art from the artistsÕ point of view. KEY TOPICS: Using an engaging, readable style, this book quotes artists themselves who explain what they were trying to do in their art. Emphasizing aesthetics and art techniques, the book also covers the philosophical foundations, elements and principles of design, and technical considerations of each artistÕs medium. It offers broad coverage of all media as well as traditional and contemporary art, multicultural and non-Western art, art by women, Òoutsider artÓ, and computer graphics. It also covers such traditional and contemporary topics as creativity, encaustic, fresco, wood engraving, computer art, graphic design, photography, Xerox and FAX art, video art, conceptual art, performance art, earthworks, installation pieces, and folk art. Finally, the book includes maps with timelines showing the regions where major trends in Western art were developed and the site of major art and artworks while the timeline gives a global historical context for the evolution of Western art. The fourth edition of The Art of Seeing has been revised to include a new chapter on computer graphics including art on the Internet. It also includes boxes dealing with controversies such as censorship, race and gender criticism, restoration of paintings, protection of famous works, and art as an investment. The first chapter has been revised to provide a clear and provocative introduction to the understanding of art. And the final chapter now examines four major works of art in depth: PicassoÕs Guernica, RodinÕs Gates of Hell, MichelangeloÕs Sistine ChapelCeiling, and Moshe SafdieÕs Vancouver Library Square. There are also two new artists boxes including Stephen Alcorn on printmaking and John Lyle on ecologically-oriented landscape design. An essential art reference for every reader interested in art, especially art professionals and collectors.

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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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