The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
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Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Pages: 206
ISBN: 0740768727
Release: 2007-10
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

The Annotated Mona Lisa  Third Edition
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Author: Carol Strickland
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1449482139
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Annotated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
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Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Pages: 198
ISBN: OCLC:61122328
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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The Annotated Arch

The Annotated Arch
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Author: Carol Strickland,Amy Handy
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0740710249
Release: 2001-04-11
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists
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Author: Helen D. Hume
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0470877820
Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
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Author: Bruce Cole,Adelheid M. Gealt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780671747282
Release: 1991-12-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza

Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza
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Author: Nancy G. Heller
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691207308
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Theatre of the Book 1480 1880

Theatre of the Book  1480 1880
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Author: Julie Stone Peters
Pages: 494
ISBN: 0199262160
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Theatre of the Book is an account of the entangled histories of print and the theatre in Europe between the Renaissance and the late nineteenth century: a history of European dramatic publication (providing comparative and historical perspective to the growing field of textual studies); anexamination of the creation of the modern notion of text and performance; and a comparative genealogy of ideas about theatrical and textual reception. It shows that, far from being marginal to Renaissance dramatists, the printing press had an essential role to play in the birth of the moderntheatre, crucially shaping the normative conception of 'theatre' as a distinct aesthetic medium and of drama as a distinct narrative form, helping to forge a theatricalist aesthetics in opposition to 'the book'. Treating playtexts, engravings, actor portraits, notation systems, and theatricalephemera at once as material objects and expressions of complex cultural formations, Theatre of the Book examines the European theatre's continual refashioning of itself in the world of print.

The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature

The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature
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Author: Carol Strickland
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1402748604
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An illustrated timeline chronicles the evolution of all forms of literature from antiquity to the present day and includes a detailed introduction and color-coding to show whether a work is poetry, fiction, drama, or non-fiction.

Cave Paintings to Picasso

Cave Paintings to Picasso
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Author: Henry M. Sayre
Pages: 93
ISBN: 081183767X
Release: 2004-08-26
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From prehistoric cave paintings to the Mona Lisa, from Nefertiti to Andy Warhol's Big Campbell's Soup Can 19, 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 history of art. Featuring art from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, organized chronologically, and including timelines and a glossary of art terms, this book is a wonderful overview of art and culture through the ages.

Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies
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Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781118051160
Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
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Author: Guy P. Harrison
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9781616144968
Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Prometheus Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality?" asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. "I don't know for sure. But a good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book." Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored "the most haunted house in America," frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien." He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation. For example, stories about UFOs and alien abductions lack good evidence, but science gives us plenty of reasons to keep exploring outer space for evidence that life exists elsewhere in the vast universe. The proof for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster may be nonexistent, but scientists are regularly discovering new species, some of which are truly stranger than fiction. Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.

Creating Curriculum in Art

Creating Curriculum in Art
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Author: Phillip C. Dunn
Pages: 89
ISBN: UOM:39015040732235
Release: 1995
Editor: National Art Education Assn

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Outlines the theoretical orientations for art curricula, the five critical areas for art curriculum development, an examination and analysis of curricular approaches, and a discussion of student evaluation and art program assessment"--Http://www.naea-reston.org/publications-list.html.

The Eagle and the Swan

The Eagle and the Swan
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Author: Carol Strickland
Pages: 586
ISBN: 1635617715
Release: 2018-11-09
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Famed for her stirring "Leda and the Swan" performance in the Imperial Palaces, a beautiful dancer changes the course of history. The soldier and the swan dancer join on a treacherous path to power that leads all the way to the throne. The events that ensue, amid the struggles and politics of a society in flux, leave a city in ruins.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
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Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 630
ISBN: 9781451648546
Release: 2011
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

Great Artists

Great Artists
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Author: Robert Cumming
Pages: 112
ISBN: PSU:000032821543
Release: 1998
Editor: Dk Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses what makes a great artist, art collecting, and the works of of fifty artists, from Van Eyck to Pollock

The Story of Painting

The Story of Painting
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Author: Wendy Beckett,Patricia Wright
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0751301337
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through more than 450 masterpieces, the author unfolds the story of 800 years of Western painting from Giotto, the Renaissance and Impressionism, to Pop Art and the present day.

Ruhnama

Ruhnama
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Author: Saparmyrat Turkmenbasy,Andrew S. Edwards
Pages: 178
ISBN: 1507782233
Release: 2015-01-31
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Translated as "The Book of the Soul" this is the manifesto of Saparmyrat Niyazov Turkmenbasy - the leader of the Turkemen. In this book, volume one of Ruhnama, Turkmenbasy lays out the history and the expected conduct of the Turkmen people. This book had become a cult book in Turkmenistan, leading daily life from schools to job interviews. Dive into the mind of the Turkmen people under the rule of Niyazov in the book- Ruhnama

Leather

Leather
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Author: Christopher Calnan,Betty Haines
Pages: 90
ISBN: 0946072043
Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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The Louvre All the Paintings

The Louvre  All the Paintings
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 784
ISBN: 076247064X
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most complete collection available, the New York Times bestselling book The Louvre: All the Paintings includes all 3,022 paintings from the permanent collection of the world's most popular museum in a practical and elegant paperback format. The Louvre Museum houses many of the world's most celebrated and important art of all time -- from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Vermeer's The Lacemaker -- making it also the most visited art museum in the world. The Louvre: All the Paintings allows you to experience every painting currently on display in the permanent collection in Paris, without ever having to step on a plane. Divided and organized into the four main painting collections of the museum -- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School -- the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artists' date of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's overall impact on history, and more. Immerse yourself in the wonder and dazzling display of the Louvre without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Learn more about each artist and painting, and tour the realms of sensational masterpieces with this new paperback edition.