Stokstad, Marilyn Art: A Brief History

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Art: A Brief History

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Marilyn Stokstadís brief introduction is based on the belief that art books should nurture and grow the publicís enthusiasm for the arts. Only then will they learn to appreciate art as the most tangible creation of the human imagination.

Drawing on 40 years of experience of presenting art to the public, Stokstad has produced a sensitive, engaging, and comprehensive book that looks at art in all of its diversity, from paintings and architecture to tapestries, jewelry and electronic art. The book includes art from all over the world and treats the subject within the essential contexts of history, geography, sociology, politics, religion, and other arts being made at the time.

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Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art.  In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Womenís Caucus for Art.  In 1997 she was awarded the Governorís Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College.  She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.  She has also served in various leadership capacities at the Universityís Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. 

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