For Introductory Art History Surveys.
Look! is designed as a handbook to accompany the major textbooks used in the art history survey. Written in a casual, personable, and unassuming style, it introduces students to the basic methods of art history and the visual and contextual analysis of works of art, and teaches them how to use these types of analysis in writing papers and examinations.
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“Look! is a concise, helpful supplementary text that introduces students to accepted principles and methods of writing about art history.”
John Seed, Mount San Jacinto College
“D’Alleva is inclusive with both her methodology and her materials. The text and the illustrations offer a wide range of objects and ideas from various cultures and periods.”
Stephanie L. Taylor, New Mexico State University
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Look! The Fundamentals of Art History
An invaluable handbook for undergraduates of art history, Look! The Fundamentals of Art History will enable students to get the most from their survey course. in a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy.
The book introduces two basic art historical methods—formal analysis and contextual analysis—revealing how to use these methods in class discussion and in written work. There is also valuable advice on writing art-history papers, with real examples examined to highlight common strengths and weaknesses, and to show how to develop an argument convincingly. To help students prepare for exams, D'Alleva explains the most effective methods of note-taking and outlines strategies for reviewing images. Finally, D'Alleva provides a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, which will be particularly helpful for those considering majoring or minoring in this rewarding discipline.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130486353
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130486353
Book Description Prentice Hall. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0130486353 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1038471