Gardner's Art Through the Ages by Fred S. Kleiner; Christin J. MamiyaAs the market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. The story of art unfolds in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, deepening students' understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture.This version explores the history of art in the Western world in a concise 23-chapter format (also available in a two-volume split). GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE features such enhancements as more color photographs, a stunning new design, and the most current research and scholarship. Unique to survey texts with a Western Art focus, the authors include a chapter on Islam, providing students with insightful coverage of the Islamic tradition's impact on Western culture and art history. Additionally, every copy of the text contains a free copy of the ArtStudy 2.1 CD-ROM-an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the text and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.
Call Number: Oversize - N5300 .G252 2006 v.1
Publication Date: 2005-03-07
Nancy Holt: Sightlines by Alena J. Williams (Contribution by, Editor); Matthew Coolidge (Contribution by); Pamela M. Lee (Contribution by); Lucy R. Lippard (Contribution by); Ines Schaber (Contribution by); Julia Alderson (Contribution by); Nancy Holt (Illustrator); Katy Homans (Designed by); James Meyer (Contribution by)This is the first retrospective study of Nancy Holt, the visionary American artist--a landmark companion book to the "Nancy Holt: Sightlines" exhibition. Holt's wide-ranging body of work since the late 1960s includes Land art--particularly the monumental Sun Tunnels (1973-1976), major works of sculpture, installations, film, and video. A comprehensive representation of her working process in both word and image, this book illuminates Holt's interest in physical space and reveals how the geographic variety and boundlessness of the American landscape afforded the artist numerous opportunities to develop large-scale projects beyond the confines of New York City's gallery walls. Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of contributors--including Pamela M. Lee, Lucy R. Lippard, Ines Schaber, and Matthew Coolidge--chart Holt's fascinating trajectory from her initial experiments with sound, light, and industrial materials to major site interventions and environmental sculpture. James Meyer's valuable interview with Holt and Julia Alderson's illustrated chronology expand our knowledge of this groundbreaking artist and the crucial contexts in which she worked. More than twenty original writings by the artist and a rare selection of her concrete poetry, documentary photographs, and preparatory drawings reveal Holt's revolutionary concepts of space, time, optics, and scale.
Urban Design for an Urban Century: by Lance Jay Brown; David DixonThis book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed.
Call Number: Stacks NA9053.H76 B76 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-05
Van Gogh at Work by Marije Vellekoop; Nienke Bakker (Contribution by)Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is often considered to be a genius in a class of his own, an exceptional self-taught artist who paid little attention to the art world around him. In reality, Van Gogh learned extensively from others, exchanged ideas with his contemporaries, and often made use of prevailing methods and techniques to hone his skills. This extraordinary book explores the workmanship behind his artistry. The reader follows Van Gogh's quest to perfect his skills and the way he adopted various drawing and painting techniques; acquired information about materials; learned about the physical characteristics of canvasses, paint, paper, chalk, and other materials; how he approached working on paper and canvas and which factors influenced his working practice. Showing his work alongside that of other artists demonstrates the degree to which he followed examples set by his contemporaries. Van Gogh's working methods are explored along with his most famous works, addressing topics as the use of a perspective frame, color theory, the influence of contemporaries and the famous repetitions of a theme as in the Sunflowers and the Bedroom series.
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