Art History The Basics

  • Filename: art-history-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134191482
  • Release Date: 2008-03-10
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Diana Newall
  • Publisher: Routledge



Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.

Art History

  • Filename: art-history.
  • ISBN: 9780415373098
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Author: Grant Pooke
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis US



Art History: The Basics is a concise and accessible introduction for the general reader and the undergraduate approaching the history of art for the first time at college or university. It will give you answers to questions like: What is art and art history? What are the main methodologies used to understand art? How have ideas about form, sex and gender shaped representation? What connects art with psychoanalysis, semiotics and Marxism? How are globalization and postmodernism changing art and art history? Each chapter introduces key ideas, issues and debates in art history, including information on relevant websites and image archives. Fully illustrated with an international range of artistic examples, Art History: The Basics also includes helpful subject summaries, further ideas for reading in each chapter, and a useful glossary for easy reference.

Art History The Key Concepts

  • Filename: art-history-the-key-concepts.
  • ISBN: 9781134363261
  • Release Date: 2006-10-16
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Jonathan Harris
  • Publisher: Routledge



Art History: The Key Concepts is a systematic, reliable and accessible reference guide to the disciplines of art history and visual culture. Containing entries on over 200 terms integral to the historical and theoretical study of art, design and culture in general, it is an indispensable source of knowledge for all students, scholars and teachers. Covering the development, present status and future direction of art history, entries span a wide variety of terms and concepts such as abstract expressionism, epoch, hybridity, semiology and zeitgeist. Key features include: a user-friendly A-Z format fully cross-referenced entries suggestions for further reading. Engaging and insightful, as well as easy to follow and use, Art History: The Key Concepts builds a radical intellectual synthesis for understanding and teaching art, art history and visual culture.

World History The Basics

  • Filename: world-history-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781136888168
  • Release Date: 2010-11-19
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher: Routledge



World History has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular and talked about approaches to the study of history. World History: The Basics introduces this fast-growing field and addresses key questions such as: What is world history? How do we study a subject with such a broad geographic and chronological range? Why has world history been controversial? Written by one of the founders of the field and addressing all of the major issues including time, place, civilizations, contact, themes and more, this book is both an ideal introduction to world history and an important statement about the past, present and future of the field.

Greek History

  • Filename: greek-history.
  • ISBN: 0415317177
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 175
  • Author: Robin Osborne
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Robin Osborne's energetic and lively guidebook is the ideal introduction to the study of ancient Greece, from the end of the Bronze Age (c.1200BC) to the Roman conquest in the second century BC. Covering all the most important topics in the study of the Greek past, it also explores the cultural, political, demographic and economic approaches to Greek history that students will encounter. Professor Osborne sheds light on the full possibilities - and problems - of working with the surviving evidence, by giving examples from archaeological and art historical sources as well as written texts. The book includes a clear and helpful guide to further reading. It is an excellent starting point for those who want to take their studies further.

The New Art History

  • Filename: the-new-art-history.
  • ISBN: 9781134582501
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Jonathan Harris
  • Publisher: Routledge



The New Art History provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental changes which have occurred in both the institutions and practice of art history over the last thirty years. Jonathan Harris examines and accounts for the new approaches to the study of art which have been grouped loosely under the term 'the new art history'. He distinguishes between these and earlier forms of 'radical' or 'critical' analysis, explores the influence of other disciplines and traditions on art history, and relates art historical ideas and values to social change. Structured around an examination of key texts by major contemporary critics, including Tim Clarke, Griselda Pollock, Fred Orton, Albert Boime, Alan Wallach and Laura Mulvey, each chapter discusses a key moment in the discipline of art history, tracing the development and interaction of Marxist, feminist and psychoanalytic critical theories. Individual chapters include: * Capitalist Modernity, the Nation-State and Visual Representation * Feminism, Art, and Art History * Subjects, Identities and Visual Ideology * Structures and Meanings in Art and Society * The Representation of Sexuality

Semiotics

  • Filename: semiotics.
  • ISBN: 0415351111
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Daniel Chandler
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out: * What is a sign? * Which codes do we take for granted? * What is a text? * How can semiotics be used in textual analysis? * Who were Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important? Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. There is also a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at: www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B.

The Handy Art History Answer Book

  • Filename: the-handy-art-history-answer-book.
  • ISBN: 9781578594627
  • Release Date: 2013-06-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Madelynn Dickerson
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press



The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy-to-read resource on art history. It leads you on a tour from the basics and beginnings of art to the various directions that art is heading today. You’ll not only learn about paintings, but also every other medium imaginable, including sculpture, architecture, pottery, photography, installation art, and even film and video games. The nearly 150 color images illustrate artistic concepts and highlight important and memorable artworks. Loaded with 800 questions and answers on art principles, techniques, materials, forms, colors and styles, movements, schools of thoughts, evolution and meaning, The Handy Art History Answer Book is a fascinating journey around the world and through the ages. Why do Egyptian figures have two left feet? What is the difference between weaving and tapestry? What happened to the Venus de Milo's arms? What is considered beautiful in Islamic art? How can you recognize "a Michelangelo"? What is the significance of the Aztec eagle-man? How did Cezanne “astonish Paris with apples”? What is the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco? Why do Jeff Koons’s balloon animals sell for millions of dollars?

Principles of Art History

  • Filename: principles-of-art-history.
  • ISBN: 0486141764
  • Release Date: 2012-04-26
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Heinrich Wölfflin
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Originally published in Germany during the 1920s, this now-classic study surveys the works of 64 major artists in terms of style, quality, and mode of representation. A brilliant contribution to the methodology or art criticism, it features 120 black-and-white illustrations of works by Botticelli, Durer, Holbein, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Vermeer, and others.

Shoji and Kumiko Design

  • Filename: shoji-and-kumiko-design.
  • ISBN: 0987258311
  • Release Date: 2015-06-25
  • Number of pages: 226
  • Author: Desmond King
  • Publisher:



In Shoji and Kumiko Design Book 2 Beyond the Basics, Des King continues on from where he finished with Book 1 The Basics, and takes instruction in shoji patterns and kumiko art to the next level. Book 2 explores much more complex kumiko arrangements with two stunning shoji projects, and an extensive array of beautiful and intricate kumiko patterns, ranging from relatively simple, to highly advanced. He provides detailed instructions with more than 500 photographs and diagrams on how to make more than forty kumiko patterns in the square, diamond and hexagonal layout using tools found in any Western workshop, and simple shop-made jigs. No specialized tools are required for the patterns covered in Book 2. The kinds of patterns in this book will turn a simple attractive shoji into a an exquisite and eye-catching work of art that will add great flair and style to your home.

Subcultures The Basics

  • Filename: subcultures-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134547630
  • Release Date: 2013-10-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Ross Haenfler
  • Publisher: Routledge



Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the key questions posed by those new to the subject, including: What is a subculture? How do subcultures emerge, who participates and why? What is the relationship between deviance, resistance and the ‘mainstream’? How does society react to different subcultural movements? How has global media and virtual networking influenced subcultures? Is there a life ‘after’ subculture? Tracing the history and development of subcultures to the present day, with further reading and case studies throughout, this text is essential reading for all those studying youth culture in the contexts of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology and criminology.

Philosophy

  • Filename: philosophy.
  • ISBN: 0415146941
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Nigel Warburton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Philosophy: The Basics is the book for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time. Nigel Warburton's best selling book gently eases the reader into the world of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, explaining and exploring the basic ideas and themes.

Literary Analysis The Basics

  • Filename: literary-analysis-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781317420958
  • Release Date: 2016-03-10
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Celena Kusch
  • Publisher: Routledge



Literary Analysis: The Basics is an insightful introduction to analysing a wide range of literary forms. Providing a clear outline of the methodologies employed in twenty-first century literary analysis, it introduces readers to the genres, canons, terms, issues, critical approaches, and contexts that affect the analysis of any text. It addresses such questions as: What counts as literature? Is analysis a dissection? How do gender, race, class and culture affect the meaning of a text? Why is the social and historical context of a text important? Can digital media be analysed in the same way as a poem? With examples from ancient myths to young adult fiction, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading, Literary Analysis: The Basics is essential reading for anyone wishing to improve their analytical reading skills.

Drawing Basics and Video Game Art

  • Filename: drawing-basics-and-video-game-art.
  • ISBN: 9780823098484
  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Chris Solarski
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill



"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc. "Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, I’d have a copy of this on my shelf." — Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution. Whether the medium is paper or canvas—or a computer screen—the artist’s challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is first to examine the connections between classical art and video games, enabling developers to create more expressive and varied emotional experiences in games. Artist game designer Chris Solarski gives readers a comprehensive introduction to basic and advanced drawing and design skills—light, value, color, anatomy, concept development—as well as detailed instruction for using these methods to design complex characters, worlds, and gameplay experiences. Artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens are studied alongside AAA games like BioShock, Journey, the Mario series, and Portal 2, to demonstrate perpetual theories of depth, composition, movement, artistic anatomy, and expression. Although Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is primarily a practical reference for artists and designers working in the video games industry, it’s equally accessible for those interested to learn about gaming’s future, and potential as an artistic medium. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.

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