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The handy art history answer book

Author: Madelynn Dickerson
Publisher: Detroit : Visible Ink Press, [2013]
Series: Handy answer book series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art--its history, techniques, materials,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madelynn Dickerson
ISBN: 9781578594177 1578594170
OCLC Number: 818318346
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Art principles and history --
Art fundamentals --
Basics of architecture --
Form and style --
Finding meaning in art --
Prehistoric art --
Art of the ancient world, 5000 B.C.E.-400 C.E. --
Art of the ancient Near East --
Art of India and Southeast Asia --
Art of ancient Africa --
Ancient Egyptian art --
Art of ancient China --
Early Japan and Korea --
Art of the ancient Americas --
Aegean art --
Ancient Greek art --
Etruscan art --
Roman art --
The medieval world, c.400-1300 --
Early Jewish and Christian art --
Byzantine art --
Islamic art --
Early Medieval art from Northern Europe --
Carolingian and Ottonian art --
India and Southeast Asia --
Chines art from the Sui to the Yuan Dynasties, c. 589-1368 --
Korean art until c. 1400 --
Japanese art until c. 1400 --
Art of Medieval Africa --
Pre-Columbian America --
North America --
Romanesque Europe --
Gothic Europe --
The early modern world, c.1300-1600 --
Proto-renaissance --
Early Renaissance in Italy --
Northern European Renaissance --
High Renaissance in Italy --
Renaissance Venice --
Sixteenth-Century European art and architecture --
Islamic art and the Ottoman Empire --
African art --
Art and Zen Buddhism --
Art in the New World --
Baroque and beyond, c.1600-1850 --
Baroque Italy and France --
Dutch and Flemish painting --
The Golden Age of Spain --
Asian art --
Rococo and the Eighteenth Century --
Mughal art in India --
Neoclassical art --
Romanticism --
Art in the Americas --
From the Industrial Revolution to World War I, c.1850-1914 --
Late Nineteenth-century painting --
Early photography --
Japanese art --
Impressionism --
Post-Impressionism --
Architecture --
African art --
Early Twentieth-century art --
The modern world, during and after the world wars, c.1914-1960 --
Early Twentieth-century Avant-Garde --
Architecture and design --
Dada and Surrealism --
Photography --
Modern art until c.1960 --
American art and the influence of Europe --
Modern art in Latin America --
European art after World War II --
Native American art --
Pacific art --
Contemporary art, 1960s-present --
Pop art --
Conceptual art and other modern art movements --
Art, culture, and politics --
Figurative art --
Postmodernism and art --
Contemporary art and technology --
Emerging forms of art --
Contemporary art and globalization --
Exploring art on your own.
Series Title: Handy answer book series.
Other Titles: Art history answer book
Responsibility: Madelynn Dickerson.

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"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. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art--its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art--is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory"--

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