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The joy of art : how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art

Author: Carolyn Dobkin Schlam
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Artist's Insights on Art Appreciation. Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A  Read more...
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Schlam, Carolyn Dobkin, 1947- author.
Joy of art
New York, New York : Allworth Press, An imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2019]
(DLC) 2019010318
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Dobkin Schlam
ISBN: 9781621537045 1621537048
OCLC Number: 1088206457
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: How the book originated --
What is visual art?: Some basic definitions --
Art vocabulary: art terms and how to use them --
Twenty questions ... and one more for good measure --
Art speak: quotes by famous artists --
Looking at art: general criteria --
More looking: specific criteria --
Subject and master: figurative art --
Subject and master: landscape --
Subject and master: still life --
Subject and master: abstraction --
Subject and master: sculpture and other artistic practices --
A closer look: decoding works of art --
The future of art: where we go from here --
Art games: sharpen your new skills --
List of images.
Responsibility: Carolyn Schlam.

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An Artist's Insights on Art Appreciation. Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you're looking at; Answers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in general; A summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at art; Highlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued them; Many visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practices; Interesting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they did; A few games to test your new skills. The Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you'll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.

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"One way to really know someone's true character is to visit a museum and look at art with them. With Carolyn Schlam's The Joy of Art in hand, you will be led through a joyous discovery of art Read more...

 
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