Art Across Time

Art Across Time

Art Across Time

Book Description: 30,000 years of art -- one engaging guide. Can't tell a Manet from a Monet? Not sure why you should want to? Let scholar and author Laurie Adams introduce you to the story behind the history of art. Based on her art survey textbook of the same name, this edition of Art Across Time serves as an entertaining and readable introduction to the history of art. Providing biographical notes and historical context, Adams has created a vivid narrative. Each illustration has been carefully reviewed for color accuracy, and the large percentage of full-page reproductions presents a rare opportunity for readers to examine details of brushwork and texture that are lost in smaller images. All in all, this colorful book is an ideal gift that will compliment any library and interest any reader.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Adams
Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 944 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39076002220890


Looking At Art

Looking At Art

This book of eight brief chapters on different aspects of the visual arts is designed to explore the nature of imagery and its relevance to many facets of our lives. Drawing on a wealth of examples from Western and non-Western art through the ages, it examines a wide range of themes, from the relationship between form and meaning, to the methodologies of art-historical analysis, to the controversies that have surrounded certain works of art both past and present.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Adams
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015055814621


Art Across Time Volume One

Art Across Time Volume One

Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest possible experience of it. Large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks are often presented from multiple perspectives to enhance visual appeal and allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. A thoughtful pedagogical approach helps students consider what they are viewing.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Adams
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2010-02-12
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 0077353730


Art Across Time

Art Across Time

This volume seeks to inspire students in their study of art through a combination of large-scale reproductions, extensive use of colour photographs and incorporation of contextual material.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Adams
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 1023 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015054138097


Italian Renaissance Art

Italian Renaissance Art

Now thoroughly revised and updated throughout, featuring extended discussions of Mannerism and the expanding role of women in the visual arts and significant illustration program enhancements, Italian Renaissance Art is a readable, student-friendly, lavishly-illustrated introduction to one of the greatest periods of artistic genius in western history. Art historian Laurie Schneider Adams opens the text with the late Byzantine work of Cimabue and concludes with the transition to Mannerism. The author presents the most important and innovative artists and their principal works, with a clear emphasis on selectivity and understanding. Italian Renaissance Art also focuses on style and iconography, and on art and artists, incorporating different methodological approaches to create a wider understanding and appreciation of the art. Distinguishing features of the second edition include: More than 400 images throughout the work, with over 300 in full-color. Over 50 images were changed from black and white to full-color for this edition. Illustration program now includes works by Correggio, Bronzino, and Pontormo.Large format illustrations retained for readability and visual access by students. Design changes make the text more attractive and readable. 'Connections', with thumbnail images of earlier works, show the historical continuity of the images. 'Comparison' thumbnails have also been added for the purpose of comparing and contrasting later works with earlier ones. New treatment of Mannerism and the expanding role of women in the visual arts. Coverage includes Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Properzia de' Rossi, and a new feature box discusses the role of Isabella d'Este as an influential art patron and humanist. Maps, plans, and diagrams included throughout. Also features a historical chronology, a full glossary of art-historical terms, and a select bibliography.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Schneider Adams
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-04
Total Pages : 420 Pages
ISBN : 9780429974748


Art Across Time Combined

Art Across Time Combined

Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest possible experience of it. Large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks are often presented from multiple perspectives to enhance visual appeal and allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. A thoughtful pedagogical approach helps students consider what they are viewing.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Schneider Adams
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2010-02-12
Total Pages : 1072 Pages
ISBN : 0073379239


World Views

World Views

This text comprises eleven chapters, each focusing on a discrete area of non-Western or Native American art. With nearly 180 illustrations (many in full color) and an accessible 8 1/2 x 11 format, students are introduced to important subjects and artworks outside of the Western tradition.

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Genre : Art
Author : Laurie Adams
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121878412


30 000 Years Of Art New Edition Mini Format

30 000 Years Of Art New Edition Mini Format

An accessible, comprehensive, freshly-updated celebration of the vast range of human artistry from 28,000 BC to today Brought completely up to date for this revised edition and now available in a compact new format, this new edition of Phaidon's groundbreaking book presents art differently from all other compendia by revealing the huge diversity – or in many cases, the similarity – of artistic achievements around the globe. Images of more than 600 works from all periods and regions are arranged in chronological order, each with a short text that puts the work in critical context and explains its contribution to the development of art history.

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Genre : Art
Author : Phaidon Editors
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 2019-02-27
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 0714877298


30 000 Years Of Art

30 000 Years Of Art

From ancient Germany's "Lion Man of Hohlenstein-Stadel" to James Turrell's 1995 photograph "Roden Crater," chronologically presents one thousand examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.

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Genre : Art
Author : Editors of Phaidon
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 2007-10-22
Total Pages : 1072 Pages
ISBN : 0714847895


Diamonds Across Time

Diamonds Across Time

- Diamonds Across Time features ten essays by scholars in love with the stone - They present new discoveries, explore historic collections, investigate the trade in diamonds, explain the spectrum of colors, and, most important, discuss the human stories that underpin the adoration for diamonds - The book is illustrated with incredible photographs of rarely seen gems and jewels from closely held collections and reconstructions of historical diamonds, done with the help of state-of-the-art computer technology Diamonds tell stories that are captivating and timeless. On the one hand, they are just stones, pieces of pure carbon with optical properties that make them glitter and sparkle like stars. On the other, they are mystical entities hypnotically drawing the viewer into a time machine as it were, wherein a cinematic montage of their journey unfolds. Diamonds Across Time presents a sweeping overview of diamonds across time and space, featuring ten essays by world-renowned scholars in love the stone. Here, these authors present new discoveries; explore extraordinary collections; investigate histories, science, and trade; the nature of diamonds; legendary gems, jewelry collections, and great designers. Above all, they tell the human stories that underpin the adoration of diamonds. Diamonds Across Time is a richly illustrated publication with high-quality images of gems and jewels, archival documents, rare drawings, and fabulous photographs. The volume places diamonds in the context of the time in which they were discovered, and on the political, social, and cultural stage on which their histories were etched. In a rapidly changing world, diamonds are eternal. They were created by nature and grew in the womb of the earth. They tell stories, and they record history. With this book, diamonds will finally have their own storytellers. The book was compiled and edited by the World Diamond Museum's chief curator and world-renowned jewelry expert Dr. Usha R Balakrishnan. She and nine other distinguished authors wrote ten monographs written in the order in appearance: Introduction; The Nizam Diamond: Bala Koh-i-Noor, in the Sacred Trust of the Nizam of Hyderabad - Usha R. Balakrishnan; Diamonds of the French Crown Jewels: Between East and West - François Farges; A Concise History of Diamonds from Borneo - Derek J. Content; Indian Diamonds and the Portuguese Duriing the Rise of the Mughal Empire - Hugo Miguel Crespo; Two Large Diamonds from India - Jack Ogden; The Romanov Diamonds: History of Splendour - Stefano Papi; The Londonderry Jewels, 1819-1959 - Diana Scarisbrick; Dress to Impress in Southeast Asia - René Brus; Powerful Women, Important Diamonds - Ruth Peltason; One in Ten Thousand: The Unique World of Coloured Diamonds - John M. King.

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Usha R Balakrishnan
Publisher : World Diamond Museum Limited
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 1838048405