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The visual arts : a history

Author: Hugh Honour; John Fleming
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : 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 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION Art as Craft Systems of Building Sculptural Techniques and Materials Painting Techniques and Materials Print-making Photography Pictorial Representation Perspective Color Style and Individual Expression The Power of Images Women Artists The History of Art PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF ART 1. BEFORE HISTORY The Art of the Hunters Cave Art Mesolithic Art The Art of Farmers Neolithic Architecture Stonehenge 2. THE EARLY CIVILIZATIONS Mesopotamia Sumer Akkadian Art Ziggurats Babylon The Indus Valley Ancient Egypt Predynastic Early Dynastic Old Kingdom Architecture Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting Middle Kingdom The Aegean Minoan Crete Mycenae and the Mainland China Shang Dynasty 3. DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE CONTINENTS The Hittites The Discovery of Iron The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt New Kingdom Architecture Akhenaten Ramesside Art Assyria and Babylon Narrative Relief Babylon Iran Archaemenid Art Persepolis Zhou China The Americas The Olmecs Peru Africa: Nok Culture 4. THE GREEKS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS Archaic Greece The Male Nude The Polis The Classical Period The Parthenon Naturalism and Idealization Vase Painting Stelae The Late Classical Period Barbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal Style Hallstatt and La Tene Iberiaand Sardinia The Etruscans 5. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN ART The Hellenistic Period Plato, Aristotle and the Arts Allegory Hellenistic Architecture Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics Roman Architecture Domestic Architecture Temples and Public Works The Colosseum and the Invention of Concrete The Pantheon Roman Sculpture Towards a Definition of Roman Art Late Antique Art PART II. ART AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS 6. BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, AND FAR EASTERN ART Buddhist Art in India The Image of the Buddha Hindu Art in India Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java Buddhist and Hindu Art on the Southeast Asian Mainland Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist Art in China Han Dynasty Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties Song Dynasty Landscape Painting Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan Periods (794-1333) 7. EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART The Beginnings of Christian Art From Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian Basilica The Image of Christ Ravenna Byzantine Art Ecclesiastical Architecture Hagia Sophia The Classical Tradition Icons and Iconoclasts The Triumph of Orthodoxy Christian Art in Northern Europe Interlace and Illumination Christian Art in Western Europe The Carolingian Renovation Developments in Christian Imagery 8. EARLY ISLAMIC ART Umayyad Art and Architecture Abbasid Art and Architecture Islamic Spain Samanid and Seljuk Architecture Islamic Decoration PART III. SACRED AND SECULAR ART 9. MEDIEVAL CHRISTENDOM Ottonian Art Romanesque Architecture in Italy Romanesque Art and Architecture in Northern Europe Innovations in Romanesque Architecture Gothic Art and Architecture High Gothic Stained Glass and Flying Buttresses Economics and Theology Sculpture and Painting English and German Gothic Italian Gothic Giotto Secular and International Gothic 10. THE FIFTEEN CENTURY IN EUROPE The Beginning of the Italian Renaissance Brunelleschi Masaccio 'Progress' in Sculpture A New Style in Flanders Van Eyck and van der Weyden Architecture in Italy Alberti Sculpture in Italy Donatello New Departures Italian Painting and the Church Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Piero della Francesca Secular Painting Botticelli The Venetian Synthesis Mantegna and Bellini International Humanism Durer 11. THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE Reform and Early Sixteenth Century Art in the North Hieronymus Bosch Grunewald Protestant Art The High Renaissance in Italy Leonardo da Vinci Harmony, Unity, and Raphael Michelangelo The Venetian High Renaissance Giorgione Titian Tintoretto and Veronese Sansovino, Palladio, and the Laws of Harmony Mannerism and Mannerisms Correggio and Mannerist 'License' Pieter Bruegel the Elder El Greco 12. THE AMERICAS, AFRICA, AND ASIA Mesoamerica and Peru The Maya, Toltecs, and Mixtecs The Aztecs The Incas Africa The Islamic World Ottoman Architecture Safavid Art and Architecture Mughal Art China The Yuan Dynasty The Ming Dynasty Japan-Kamakura to Edo The Influence of Zen Buddhism 13. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE New Beginnings in Rome Baroque Art and Architecture Rubens and van Dyck The Easel Painting in Italy Bernini Borromini Poussin and Claude Velasquez Dutch Painting Hals Rembrandt Landscape Still Life and Genre Vermeer Englandand France 14. ENLIGHTENMENT AND LIBERTY French Rococo Art Watteau, de Troy, and the Rococo Interior Boucher, Chardin, and Fragonard The Rococo in Germany and Italy Tiepolo, Guardi, and Canaletto English Sense and Sensibility Hogarth and Gainsborough Landscape and Classicism Neo-Classicism, or the 'True Style' Canova and David PART IV. THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD 15. ROMANTICISM TO REALISM Romanticism The Heirs of David Goya Gericault Ingres Delacroix Romanticism and Philosophy Friedrich Blake Romantic Landscape Painting Constable Turner Corot and the Etude Photography In Which Style Should We Build? Historicism and Realism The Pre-Raphaelites Courbet Millet Manet The USA Photography Comes of Age 16. EATERN TRADITIONS Qing-DynastyChina Architecture and the Decorative Arts Japanin the Edo Period Hokusai and Hiroshige 17. IMPRESSIONISM TO POST-IMPRESSIONISM Impressionism Monet Morisot, Renoir, and Manet Degas Japonisme Neo-Impressionism Seurat, Divisionism, and Socialism Symbolism Gaugin and Van Gogh Allegories of Modern Life: Munch and Rodin Art Nouveau and New Architecture Sullivan and the Skyscraper Domestic Architecture Cezanne 18. INDIGENOUS ARTS OF AFRICA, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIAS, AND OCEANIA Oceania Polynesia Melanesia and Micronesia Australia The American Northwest The Plains and the Arid Lands of North America Africa PART V. TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART 19. ART FROM 1900 TO 1919 New Ways of Looking The Fauves and Expressionism Matisse The German Expressionists Kandinsky Marc Cubism Picasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism Orphic Cubism Futurism Abstract or Non-Objective Art Suprematism and the Founding of De Stijl Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright 20. BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS Dada and Surrealism Duchamp Americaand the Precisionist View Diego Rivera and the Mexican Muralists Breton, de Chirico, and Ernst Dali, Magritte, and Miro Welded Metal: A Revolution in Sculpture Photography and Modern Movements Constructivism, De Stijl, and the International Style Art and Revolution The Bauhaus Mondrian Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe Brancusi and More Art Deco 21. POST-WAR TO POST-MODERN Abstract Expressionism Pollock and de Kooning Still, Rothko, and Newman European Survivors Post-Painterly Abstraction Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg Pop Art Photographic Imagery Minimal and Conceptual Art Earth and Land Art Photo-Realism and New Image Painting Body Art and Process Art Modernism and Post-Modernism 22. INTRO TO THE THIRD MILLENIUM Questioning Modernism Neo-Expressionism Art as Identity Post-Modern Multiculturalism Video Art The Post-Medium Condition Photography and the Construction of Reality Abjection The New Museums of Art Urban Development Art after Post-Modernism Globalization, Sensation and Spectacle The Turn of the Millenniun Glossary Further Reading Index Maps
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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