World of Art with CD-ROM & Artnotes Package, Fourth Edition

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For courses in Art Appreciation. A captivating exploration of the history of art in the West and throughout the world, this lively narrative encourages students to develop an appreciation for a diverse range of works of art. Author Henry M. Sayre attempts to demystify the creation of art, allowing students to see it as critical thinking and problem solving that has relevance to their lives as students and thinkers. Further enhanced with a FREE CD-ROM and an interactive WWW site, the text presents art as a rich array of materials and aesthetic elements combined with the inner workings of the human spirit, passion, emotion, and creativity.

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An exceptionally lively and varied introduction to art appreciation, this text -- and outstanding multimedia supplements package -- is designed around the cornerstones of the Western artistic tradition but juxtaposes other not-so-well-known works and works from other traditions to show how special and unique the Western tradition is in many of its assumptions.

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Key Benefit: Designed around the cornerstones of the Western artistic tradition but juxtaposes other not-so-well-known works and works from other traditions to show how special and unique the Western tradition is in many of its assumptions. Key Topics: Features a series of over 30 two-page spreads Works in Progress that gives insight into the process of artistic creation. Many of the spreads focus on accepted masterpieces ranging from Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Henri Matisse's Dance II to Albrecht Dürer's Adam and Eve and Raphael's Alba Madonna.. The book further highlights 11 of the artists and their work in the accompanying video series. It integrates discussions of world art into the narrative itself (rather than isolating in sidebars), and reorganizes content into 20 chapters (rather than 9) with an abundance of new subheadings that make the relationship between different themes, techniques, and periods clearer.

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