Art Past, Art Present, 5th Edition (Book & CD-ROM)

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For one-semester Art History and Art Appreciation courses. Authoritative and substantive--yet accessible--this text looks at the historical and cultural contexts of art works and architecture around the world from prehistoric times to the 20th century--with detailed and informative analyses of art, artists, patrons, and techniques. A unique chronological presentation in compact topical units offers an exceptionally easy-to-use format--with general period/style introductions followed by self-contained sections on a selected number of specific representative pieces. The global focus emphasizes the diversity and commonality of human experience.

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Featuring an easy-to-use format -- with general period/style introductions followed by self-contained sections on a limited number of specific representative artistic works -- this introduction to art history emphasizes the historical and cultural contexts which help explain the works.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW EDITION

This new fifth edition of Art Past Art Present builds on its reputation for balanced coverage of global art, with new sect in Chapter 3 "Ancient Art," on the Olmec in Mesoamerica, Nomadic Art in Siberia, the Han Dynasty in China, and Dongson Culture in Vietnam. Chapter 4, "Art from 200-1400," no", includes Moai Ancestor Figures from Polynesia, an The Great Mosque at Jenne, while later chapters see new units on Machu Picchu, The Taj Mahal, and eighteenth-century art in Korea. Coverage of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has been comprehensively revised and expanded, in Chapter 10 "Art from 1900-1949," Chapter 11 "Art from 1950-1999," and the newly created Chapter 12 "Art in the Nee Millennium," which includes such works as Mariko Mori's Wave UFO, and Bill Viola's Five Angels for the Millennium.

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