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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:   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: Part One: Foundations of art: Before history --
The early civilizations --
Developments across the continents --
The Greeks and their neighbours --
Hellenistic and Roman art. --
Part Two: Art and the world religions: Buddhism, Hinduism and the arts of South and East Asia --
Early Christian and Byzantine art --
Early Islamic art. --
Part Three: Sacred and secular art: Medieval Christendom --
The fifteenth century in Europe --
The sixteenth century in Europe --
The Americas, Africa and Asia --
The seventeenth century in Europe --
Enlightenment and liberty. --
Part Four: The making of the modern world: Romanticism and realism --
Eastern traditions --
Impressionism to post-Impressionism --
Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania. --
Part Five: Twentieth-century art and beyond: Art from 1900 to 1919 --
Between the two World Wars --
Post-war to post-modern --
Into the third Millennium. PART ONE. Foundations of Art --
1. Before History --
The art of the Hunters --
The art of the Farmers --
2. The Early Civilizations --
Mesopotamia --
The Indus Valley --
Ancient Egypts --
The Aegean --
China --
3. Developments Across the Continents --
The Hittites --
The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt --
Assyria and Babylon --
Iran --
Zhou China --
The Americas --
Africa : Nok Culture --
4. The Greeks and Their Neighbours --
Archaic Greece --
The Classical period --
Naturalism and Idealization --
Barbarian Alternatives : Scythians and the Animal Style --
Hallstatt and La Tene --
Iberial and Sardinia --
The Etruscans --
Hellenistic and Roman Art --
The Hellenistic Period --
5. Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics --
roman Architecture --
Roman Sculpture --
late Antique Art --
PART TWO. Art and the World Religions --
6. Buddhism, Hinduism and the Arts of South and East Asia --
Buddhist Art in India - Hindu Art in India --
Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java --
Buddhist and Hindu Art on the South East Asian Mainland --
Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist Art in China --
Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan --
7. Early Christian and Byzantine Art --
The Beginnings of Christian Art --
Byzantine Art --
Christian Art in Northern Europe --
Christian Art in Western Europe --
8. Early islamic Art --
Umayyad Art and Architecture --
Abbasid Art and Architechture --
Islamic Spain --
Samanid and Seljuk Architecture --
Islamic Decoration --
PART THREE. Sacred and Secular Art --
9. Medieval Christendom --
Ottonian Art --
Romanesque Architecture in Italy Romanesque Art and Architecture in Northern Europe --
Gothic Art and architecture --
Secular and International gothic --
10. The Fifteenth Century in Europe --
The beginnings of the Italian Renaissance --
A new Style in Flanders --
Architecture in Italy --
Sculpture in Italy --
Italian Painting and the Church --
Secular Painting --
the Venetian Synthesis --
Internation Humanism --
11. The Sixteenth Century in Europe --
Reformand early Sixteenth-Century Art in the North --
The High Renaissance in Italy --
the Venetian high Renaissance --
mannerism and mannerisms --
12. The Americas, Africa and Asia --
Mesoamerica and Peru --
Africa --
The Islamic World --
China --
Japan-Kamakura to Edo --
13. The Seventeenth Century in Europe --
New Beginnings in Rome --
Baroque Art and Architecture --
Dutch Painting --
England and France --
14. Enlightenment and Liberty --
French Rococo Art --
The Rococo in Germany and Italy --
English Sense and Sensibility --
Neoclassicism, or the 'True Style' --
PART FOUR. The Making of the Modern World --
15. Romanticism to Realism --
Romanticism --
Romanticism and Philosophy --
Romantic Landscape Painting --
Photography --
In which Style should we Build? Historicism and Realism --
Photography Comes of Age --
16. Qing-dynasty China --
Japan in the Edo Period --
17. Impressionism to Post-Impressionism --
Impressionism --
Japonisme --
Neo-Impressionism --
Symbolism --
Art Nouveau and the New Architecture --
Cezanne --
18. Indigenous Arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania --
Oceania --
Australia --
The North American North-west Coast --
The Plains and Arid Lands of North America --
Africa --
PART FIVE. Twentieth-Century Art and Beyond --
19. Art from 1900 to 1919 --
New Ways of Looking --
The Fauves and Expressionism --
The German Expressionists --
Kandinsky --
Marc --
Cubism --
Picasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism --
Futurism --
Abstract or Non-Objective Art --
Architecture --
20. Between the Two World Wars --
Dada and Surrealism --
America and the Precisionist View --
Welded Metal: A Revolution in Sculpture --
Photography and Modern Movements --
Constructivism, De Stijl and the International Style --
21. Post-War to Post-Modern/Michael Archer --
Abstract Expressionism --
European Survivors --
Post-Painterly Abstraction --
Jasper Johns and Robet Rauschenberg --
Pop Art --
Photographic Imagery --
Minimal Art --
Conceptual Art --
Arte Povera --
Body Art and Process Art --
Earth and Land Art --
Photo-Realism and New Image Painting --
Modernism and Post-Modernism --
22. Into the Third Millennium / Michael Archer --
Questioning Modernism --
Neo-Expressionism --
Art as Identity --
Post-Modern Multiculturalism --
Video and the Post-Medium Condition --
Photography and the Construction of Reality --
Abjection --
The New Museums of Art --
Art after Post-Modernism --
Globalization, Sensation and Spectacle --
The Turn of the Milennium --
Glossary --
Further Reading --
Index --
Picture Credits.
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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