For two-semester courses in Art History Survey, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective. Exceptional in scholarship and pedagogically in tune with the needs of today's students-rich but never effete-Marilyn Stokstad's Art History is the art history text of choice for a new generation of teachers and students. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students in a positive and sympathetic manner to the works of all artists. This includes women and artists of color, and the arts of other continents and regions in addition to those of Western Europe and the United States. Balancing both the traditions of art history and new trends of the present, Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.
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IN A VERY SHORT TIME, Marilyn Stokstad's Art History has become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. It also has transformed the way the field of art history is perceived and experienced. Engaging, accessible, and, just as important, fun, Art History gives today's readers cultural and social contexts for art along with eloquent visual explanations of art's special qualities and particular vocabularies. Its animated yet clear narrative tells the many-sided story of art, starting with the earliest prehistoric paintings and sculpture through today's wildly varying works in new mediums.
THE SECOND EDITION is illustrated with more than 900 color illustrations—including 360 new color pictures of recently cleaned and restored monuments, buildings, and art objects, and also many works that were previously illustrated in black-and-white. A new design enables larger pictures and more drawings and diagrams than ever. The art object is honored in the Second Edition with more than 20 one- and two-page features called "The Object Speaks" that offer tantalizing insights into art history's particular lure: matters of authenticity, provenance, intention, patronage, technical processes, and the like. Art History's widely acclaimed special-topic boxes on architecture and technique and its many new text boxes strengthen this edition. Coverage of the modern era—chapter 26 through chapter 29l;has been thoroughly reworked by modernist art historian David Cateforis, complementing the revision of material in chapters 17, 18, and 19 from the Renaissance through the Baroque periods. Throughout the book, authors Stokstad and Cateforis have balanced canonical works of art with works not seen in other introductory books.
WITH ITS EXCELLENT COLOR and black-and-white illustrations and Abrams, unparalleled color printing, Art History, Second Edition, is a book to learn from and treasure as a lifelong resource.About the Author:
MARILYN STOKSTAD, teacher, art historian, museum curator, and lecturer, has been a leader in her field for decades. She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she has been on the faculty since 1958 and has served in various academic and administrative leadership capacities, including at the University's Spencer Museum of Art. She is consultant to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Stokstad has served as president of College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. Her special field is medieval art.
DAVID CATEFORIS is Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Kansas. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. Modern art is his specialty.
STEPHEN ADDISS is Tucker Boatwright Professor in the Humanities at the University of Richmond, Virginia. Author of many books, including The Art of Zen (Abrams, 1989) and How to Look at Japanese Art (Abrams, 1995), Addiss is also a translator from the Japanese, a musician, and a calligraphic artist and ceramicist.
CHU-TSING LI, Professor Emeritus at The University of Kansas, is a renowned authority on Chinese art. His books include The Chinese Scholar'sStudio (1987).
MARYLIN M. RHIE, coauthor with Robert A. F. Thurman of Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet (Abrams, 1991) and other important publications on Chinese Buddhist art, is Jessie Wells Post Professor of Art and Professor of East Asian Studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
CHRISTOPHER D. ROY is Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and author of Art and Life in Africa (1985, 1992), numerous journal articles, and museum catalogs on African art.
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