Art of Seeing (5th Edition)

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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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This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art as seen from the artist's point of view, and presents readers—and viewers—with an exciting gallery of work. Art comes to life through down-to-earth language, and numerous quotations from the artists themselves help explain, in their own words, what they were trying to do. The book contains a four-part organization: Part I lays the foundation for seeing; Parts II and III views two-and three-dimensional art; and Part IV approaches art as it exists in time. An emphasis on aesthetics and art techniques explains in detail the philosophical foundations, elements, and principles of design, and technical considerations of each medium. Broad coverage of all media and traditional and contemporary art includes a section on outsider art and illustrates and discusses multicultural and non-Western art and art by women. Also covered are traditional and contemporary topics such as 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. For anyone who appreciates—and wants to deepen that appreciation of—art.

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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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