The Making and Meaning of Art

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Through interviews with contemporary artists, engaging discussion of the purposes of art and an accessible writing style, this book helps the readers connect the making and meaning of art in a way no other book does.  Adams, The Making and Meaning of Art teaches that art is not just in museums and demystifies the creative process, so that readers can appreciate the relevance of art in their own lives.

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This book combines a brief history of art with discussions of the major categories of art from painting, sculpture and architecture to crafts.  It places art in context and includes interviews with various artists including the environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the graphic designer Milton Glaser, and the Director of the New York Studio School, Graham Nickson.  Aspects of the creative process form a major theme of the book.

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Laurie Adams received her PhD in Art History from Columbia University.  She is Professor Emerita at John Jay College, CUNY, and a psychoanalyst in private practice.  She has taught art history for over forty years and has written several art history text books.  In addition, she is the editor of the quarterly journal Source: Notes in the History of Art dedicated to publishing brief scholarly articles on art.

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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART I: CREATING AND DEFINING WORKS OF ART Chapter 1: What is Art? Brancusi v. United States Art Takes Many Forms: Variations on the Imagery of Birds and Flight Controversy and Changing Views of Art Michelangelo Manet Box: Look: Self-Portraits by Rembrandt and Picasso Censorship and the Arts 1937: Hitlers Exhibition of Degenerate Art 1989: Mapplethorpe Goes to Cincinnati Looking at Art Glossary Chapter 2: The Creative Impulse Gods as Artists/Artists as Gods Creative Thinking and Visual Metaphor Art Inspired by Nature and the Environment Box: Look: Gerome's Pygmalion and Galatea The Natural Landscape The Urban Landscape The Psychological Landscape: Dream and Myth Glossary PART II: PURPOSES OF ART Chapter 3: Cultural Purpose of Art Portraits and Self-Portraits Commemoration and Documentation Commemoration and Religion Box: Look: Illuminating the Word of God The Healing Power of Religious Imagery Political Purposes of Art Art as Political and Social Protest The Art of Communication Glossary Chapter 4: Decorating Ourselves and Our Environment Personal Decoration Going to War Decorating Our Personal Spaces Decorating Walls and Floors Household Objects Furniture Design: Chairs and Thrones Box: Look: Utility or Art Decorating our Public Spaces Decorating our Means of Travel Glossary PART III: THE ARTISTS VISUAL LANGUAGE Chapter 5: The Visual Elements of Art Line Lines Used to Create Shape and Mass Lines Used to Create Light and Dark Implied Lines Lines Used to Create Emotional Expression Space One-Point Perspective Two-Point and Multiple-Point Perspective Atmospheric Perspective Isometric Perspective Absence of Perspective in Ancient Egypt Shape and Mass in Sculpture Texture Actual Texture in Sculpture Implied and Actual Texture in Painting Time Time and Motion Time and Space in Renaissance Painting Light and Color Expressive Qualities of Light and Color Symbolic Meanings of Light and Color Light as the Source of Color: The Visible Spectrum The Color Wheel Physical Properties of Color Box: Look: Van Goghs Starry Night Optical Effects of Color Glossary Chapter 6: Terminology and the Principles of Design Form Representational Art Nonrepresentational Art Abstract Art Stylized Art Idealized Art Subject Matter and Content Design Unity and Variation Focus, Emphasis, and Subordination Scale and Proportion Balance Rhythm and Pattern Rhythm, Color, and Music Box: Look: Munch, The Scream Glossary Chapter 7: The Methodologies of Art History Formalism A Formal Approach to Keisei Eisens Oiran on Parade Iconography and Iconology The Iconography of Giottos Adoration of the Magi The Iconography of Andy Warhols U.S. Dollar Sign Marxism A Marxist Reading of Daumiers First- and Thi. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131779192

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