by Thomas Walters Print book
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Editorial Review   (2008-09-04)
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A. Thomas, a Managing Editor, 09/04/2008
This interesting manuscript provides the reader with a broad insight into art, including its history and the background to creating an individual piece of art work. In his introduction, the author explores the basis of art, by examining what he describes as 'Style Analysis'. This section looks at how visual art is created by observing the subject and depicting this ain a way that brings understanding. Consequently, in the surrounding world, one can see all of the 'opposites' that Walters desribes. For example: Darkness and Light are easily observed in a work of art. Having introducted the reader to a basic knowledge of the creative process, the autor then details specific types of art in each chapter. These range from ancient Greek practices in philosophy to Modern Reductionism. The author's aim is to provide college and university students with a grounding in art concepts. This book also serves as a useful book for anyone wanting to learn more about the arts including, painting, sculpture, architecture, music and drama. Walters is always thinking of his audience, as his writing is explanatory and detailed.
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