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Author: Hugh Honour; John Fleming
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. 7th edView all editions and formats
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Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new revised edition is an authoritative and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Honour; John Fleming
ISBN: 9780205665358 0205665357
OCLC Number: 300455104
Description: xii, 984 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTIONArt as CraftSystems of BuildingSculptural Techniques and MaterialsPainting Techniques and MaterialsPrint-makingPhotographyPictorial RepresentationPerspectiveColorStyle and Individual ExpressionThe Power of ImagesWomen ArtistsThe History of Art PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF ART 1. BEFORE HISTORYThe Art of the Hunters Cave Art Mesolithic ArtThe Art of FarmersNeolithic ArchitectureStonehenge 2. THE EARLY CIVILIZATIONS MesopotamiaSumerAkkadian ArtZigguratsBabylonThe Indus ValleyAncient EgyptPredynasticEarly DynasticOld Kingdom ArchitectureOld Kingdom Sculpture and PaintingMiddle KingdomThe AegeanMinoan CreteMycenae and the MainlandChinaShang Dynasty 3. DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE CONTINENTS The HittitesThe Discovery of IronThe New Kingdom in Ancient EgyptNew Kingdom ArchitectureAkhenatenRamesside ArtAssyria and BabylonNarrative ReliefBabylonIranArchaemenid ArtPersepolisZhou ChinaThe AmericasThe OlmecsPeruAfrica: Nok Culture 4. THE GREEKS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS Archaic GreeceThe Male NudeThe PolisThe Classical PeriodThe ParthenonNaturalism and IdealizationVase PaintingStelaeThe Late Classical PeriodBarbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal StyleHallstatt and La TeneIberiaand SardiniaThe Etruscans 5. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN ART The Hellenistic PeriodPlato, Aristotle and the ArtsAllegoryHellenistic ArchitectureHellenistic and Roman Painting and MosaicsRoman ArchitectureDomestic ArchitectureTemples and Public WorksThe Colosseum and the Invention of ConcreteThe PantheonRoman SculptureTowards a Definition of Roman ArtLate Antique Art PART II. ART AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS 6. BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, AND FAR EASTERN ART Buddhist Art in IndiaThe Image of the BuddhaHindu Art in IndiaBuddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and JavaBuddhist and Hindu Art on the Southeast Asian MainlandConfucian, Daoist, and Buddhist Art in ChinaHan DynastyTang Dynasty and the Five DynastiesSong DynastyLandscape PaintingShinto and Buddhist Art in JapanPeriods (794-1333) 7. EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART The Beginnings of Christian ArtFrom Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian BasilicaThe Image of ChristRavennaByzantine ArtEcclesiastical ArchitectureHagia SophiaThe Classical TraditionIcons and IconoclastsThe Triumph of OrthodoxyChristian Art in Northern EuropeInterlace and IlluminationChristian Art in Western EuropeThe Carolingian RenovationDevelopments in Christian Imagery 8. EARLY ISLAMIC ART Umayyad Art and ArchitectureAbbasid Art and ArchitectureIslamic SpainSamanid and Seljuk ArchitectureIslamic Decoration PART III. SACRED AND SECULAR ART 9. MEDIEVAL CHRISTENDOM Ottonian ArtRomanesque Architecture in ItalyRomanesque Art and Architecture in Northern EuropeInnovations in Romanesque ArchitectureGothic Art and ArchitectureHigh GothicStained Glass and Flying ButtressesEconomics and TheologySculpture and PaintingEnglish and German GothicItalian GothicGiottoSecular and International Gothic 10. THE FIFTEEN CENTURY IN EUROPE The Beginning of the Italian RenaissanceBrunelleschiMasaccio`Progress' in SculptureA New Style in FlandersVan Eyck and van der WeydenArchitecture in ItalyAlbertiSculpture in ItalyDonatelloNew DeparturesItalian Painting and the ChurchFra Angelico, Uccello, and Piero della FrancescaSecular PaintingBotticelliThe Venetian SynthesisMantegna and BelliniInternational HumanismDurer 11. THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE Reform and Early Sixteenth Century Art in the NorthHieronymus BoschGrunewaldProtestant ArtThe High Renaissance in ItalyLeonardo da VinciHarmony, Unity, and Raphael MichelangeloThe Venetian High RenaissanceGiorgioneTitianTintoretto and VeroneseSansovino, Palladio, and the Laws of HarmonyMannerism and MannerismsCorreggio and Mannerist `License'Pieter Bruegel the ElderEl Greco 12. THE AMERICAS, AFRICA, AND ASIA Mesoamerica and PeruThe Maya, Toltecs, and MixtecsThe AztecsThe IncasAfricaThe Islamic WorldOttoman ArchitectureSafavid Art and ArchitectureMughal ArtChinaThe Yuan DynastyThe Ming DynastyJapan-Kamakura to EdoThe Influence of Zen Buddhism 13. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE New Beginnings in RomeBaroque Art and ArchitectureRubens and van DyckThe Easel Painting in ItalyBerniniBorrominiPoussin and ClaudeVelasquezDutch PaintingHalsRembrandtLandscapeStill Life and GenreVermeerEnglandand France 14. ENLIGHTENMENT AND LIBERTY French Rococo ArtWatteau, de Troy, and the Rococo InteriorBoucher, Chardin, and FragonardThe Rococo in Germany and ItalyTiepolo, Guardi, and CanalettoEnglish Sense and SensibilityHogarth and GainsboroughLandscape and ClassicismNeo-Classicism, or the `True Style'Canova and David PART IV. THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD 15. ROMANTICISM TO REALISM RomanticismThe Heirs of DavidGoyaGericaultIngresDelacroixRomanticism and PhilosophyFriedrichBlakeRomantic Landscape PaintingConstableTurnerCorot and the EtudePhotographyIn Which Style Should We Build?Historicism and RealismThe Pre-RaphaelitesCourbetMilletManetThe USAPhotography Comes of Age 16. EATERN TRADITIONS Qing-DynastyChinaArchitecture and the Decorative ArtsJapanin the Edo PeriodHokusai and Hiroshige 17. IMPRESSIONISM TO POST-IMPRESSIONISM ImpressionismMonetMorisot, Renoir, and ManetDegasJaponismeNeo-ImpressionismSeurat, Divisionism, and SocialismSymbolismGaugin and Van GoghAllegories of Modern Life: Munch and RodinArt Nouveau and New ArchitectureSullivan and the SkyscraperDomestic ArchitectureCezanne 18. INDIGENOUS ARTS OF AFRICA, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIAS, AND OCEANIA OceaniaPolynesiaMelanesia and MicronesiaAustraliaThe American NorthwestThe Plains and the Arid Lands of North AmericaAfrica PART V. TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART 19. ART FROM 1900 TO 1919New Ways of LookingThe Fauves and ExpressionismMatisseThe German ExpressionistsKandinskyMarcCubismPicasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic CubismOrphic CubismFuturismAbstract or Non-Objective ArtSuprematism and the Founding of De StijlArchitectureFrank Lloyd Wright 20. BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARSDada and SurrealismDuchampAmericaand the Precisionist ViewDiego Rivera and the Mexican MuralistsBreton, de Chirico, and ErnstDali, Magritte, and MiroWelded Metal: A Revolution in SculpturePhotography and Modern MovementsConstructivism, De Stijl, and the International StyleArt and RevolutionThe BauhausMondrianLe Corbusier and Mies van der RoheBrancusi and MoreArt Deco 21. POST-WAR TO POST-MODERN Abstract ExpressionismPollock and de KooningStill, Rothko, and NewmanEuropean SurvivorsPost-Painterly AbstractionJasper Johns and Robert RauschenbergPop ArtPhotographic ImageryMinimal and Conceptual ArtEarth and Land ArtPhoto-Realism and New Image PaintingBody Art and Process ArtModernism and Post-Modernism 22. INTRO TO THE THIRD MILLENIUM Questioning ModernismNeo-ExpressionismArt as IdentityPost-Modern MulticulturalismVideo ArtThe Post-Medium ConditionPhotography and the Construction of RealityAbjectionThe New Museums of ArtUrban DevelopmentArt after Post-ModernismGlobalization, Sensation and SpectacleThe Turn of the Millenniun GlossaryFurther ReadingIndexMaps
Responsibility: Hugh Honour & John Fleming ; with an introduction to art history by Ann D'Alleva.

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Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new revised edition is an authoritative and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today. The text is beautifully and generously illustrated with over 1,400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps.

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