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The Power of art

Author: Richard Lewis; Susan I Lewis
Publisher: Australia : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis's The Power of Art, 3rd Edition, features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images -- all designed to connect with today's student. Instructors and students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that makes it easier for students to both understand and enjoy reading the material. The Power of Art delivers a brief, yet comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lewis; Susan I Lewis
ISBN: 9781133589716 1133589715 9781285176833 1285176839
OCLC Number: 865452220
Description: xix, 522 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I: The Language of Art; 1. The Power of Art --
2. The Primary Elements --
3. The Principles of Design --
Part II: The Artists' Materials and Tools; 4. Drawing --
5. Painting --
6. Printmaking --
7. Photography --
8. New Media: Time and Digital Arts --
9. Sculpture --
10. Architecture --
11. Decorative Arts, Crafts and Design --
Part III: A Global Heritage; 12. Ancient Empires, Ancient Gods --
13. The Age of Faith --
14. The Renaissance --
15. Drama and Light: Mannerism, The Baroque, and Rococo --
Part IV: The Modern Era; 16. The Battle of the Ism's: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism --
17. Out of the Studio and into the Light: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism --
18. The Real World on Trial: The Early Twentieth Century --
19. The Invisible Made Visible: Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art --
20. A Storm of Images: Art in the Contemporary World.
Responsibility: Richard Lewis, Susan I. Lewis.

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"Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis's The Power of Art, 3rd Edition, features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images -- all designed to connect with today's student. Instructors and students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that makes it easier for students to both understand and enjoy reading the material. The Power of Art delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is everywhere and relevant to all students -- no matter what their majors happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. "Art News" boxes present real events that connect art to students' lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, The Power of Art features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. Digital resources that accompany the book make it easier for students to learn and study the material. The set includes image flashcards, Foundations Interactive Modules, videos, quizzes, an interactive book, and more. With the best price in the market, The Power of Art delivers unrivaled value for instructors and students alike."--Publisher's description.

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