The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa

Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carol Strickland
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2007-10
Total Pages : 206 Pages
ISBN : 0740768727


The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa

A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carol Strickland
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 1992-06
Total Pages : 198 Pages
ISBN : 0836280059


The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007. Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Present takes art education out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes the history of art movements accessible to beginning art museum-goers - even at a cursory reading. From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from African art to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections (prehistoric and medieval, renaissance and baroque, the nineteenth century, modern art, and contemporary art) covering a little more than 230 pages.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carol Strickland
Publisher : Annotated
Release : 2018-01-09
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 1449482139


The Annotated Arch

The Annotated Arch

Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Carol Strickland
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2001-04-11
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 0740710249


Why A Painting Is Like A Pizza

Why A Painting Is Like A Pizza

The first time she made a pizza from scratch, art historian Nancy Heller made the observation that led her to write this entertaining guide to contemporary art. Comparing modern art not only to pizzas but also to traditional and children's art, Heller shows us how we can refine analytical tools we already possess to understand and enjoy even the most unfamiliar paintings and sculptures. How is a painting like a pizza? Both depend on visual balance for much of their overall appeal and, though both can be judged by a set of established standards, pizzas and paintings must ultimately be evaluated in terms of individual taste. By using such commonsense examples and making unexpected connections, this book helps even the most skeptical viewers feel comfortable around contemporary art and see aspects of it they would otherwise miss. Heller discusses how nontraditional works of art are made--and thus how to talk about their composition and formal elements. She also considers why such art is made and what it "means." At the same time, Heller reassures those of us who have felt uncomfortable around avant-garde art that we don't have to like all--or even any--of it. Yet, if we can relax, we can use the aesthetic awareness developed in everyday life to analyze almost any painting, sculpture, or installation. Heller also gives concise answers to the eight questions she is most frequently asked about contemporary art--from how to tell when an abstract painting is right side up to which works of art belong in a museum. This book is for anyone who agrees with art critic Clement Greenberg that "All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." It's also for anyone who disagrees. It is for anyone who wants to get more out of a museum or gallery visit and would like to be able to say something more than just "yes" or "no" when asked if they like an artist's work.

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Genre : Art
Author : Nancy G. Heller
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-12-31
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780691207308


The Art Teacher S Book Of Lists

The Art Teacher S Book Of Lists

A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.

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Genre : Education
Author : Helen D. Hume
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-11-09
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 0470877820


Cave Paintings To Picasso

Cave Paintings To Picasso

From prehistoric paintings to Andy Warhol's works, this book pairs full-color reproductions of 50 of the world's most celebrated masterpieces with brief, kid-accessible stories about how they were made, who made them, and where they fit in the fascinating world of art.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Henry M. Sayre
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2004-08-26
Total Pages : 93 Pages
ISBN : 081183767X


Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

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Genre : Art
Author : Jesse Bryant Wilder
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-02-14
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781118051160


Is Your Cat Gay

Is Your Cat Gay

Have you ever found yourself pondering your cat's sexual preference? Perhaps the answer lies within these pages.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Charles Kreloff
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-06-17
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 1439104344


The Illustrated Timeline Of Art History

The Illustrated Timeline Of Art History

From cave paintings to Jeff Koons--that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland--author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)--serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as well as informative sidebars that reveal the broader implications of new styles and movements.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carol Strickland
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 1402736037