This introductory art appreciation text covers the personal and cultural functions of art, the visual elements, the various art media and a concise chronological history of world art. The multi-cultural approach includes many works from women and minority artists. Students learn to appreciate and critique traditional art forms, as well as the art of crafts, visual design of urban and suburban environments, commercial product design, advertising, and popular culture as it can be found in the world and their own community.
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Professor Buser is a specialist in Baroque art. He teaches courses in Italian, Spanish, French, and Dutch art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Instructional Development for his Introduction to Art course featuring the resources of the Speed Art Museum and the architecture of the city of Louisville. Dr. Buser's research has focused on the history of religious art from apocalyptic symbolism in catacomb painting to the religious symbolism of Gauguin and Van Gogh. In the Baroque era he has investigated the sources of early Jesuit art in Rome and the effect of the changing concept of the supernatural on Baroque art. He has traced this theological development into the nineteenth century in a book about the reaction against miraculous supernaturalism, 'Religious Art in the Nineteenth Century in Europe and America,' 2 vols. The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, 2002. His research has been published in 'The Art Journal;' 'The Art Bulletin;' 'Gazette des Beaux-arts;' 'Goya: Revista de Arte;' and `Source.'Review:
Preface. Part I: The Nature of Art. 1. What is Art? 2. Subjects and Their Uses in Art. Part II: The Visual Elements. 3. Line, Shape, and Mass. 4. Light and Color. 5. Surface and Space. 6. Principles of Design. Part III: The Visual Arts. 7. Drawing. 8. Printmaking. 9. Painting. 10. Photography. 11. Film. 12. Sculpture. 13. Applications of Design. 14. Architecture. Part IV: History of World Art. 15. The Ancient World. 16. Expanding Horizons of World Art. 17. The Early Modern World: 1860 to 1940. 18. The Modern World: Since 1940. Part V: The Art World. 19. The Art World. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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