From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History

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9780133249149: From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History

For freshman and sophomore courses in Art History Survey (1 or 2 semesters) and Art Appreciation.

Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History, Second Edition — but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference text — this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard texts.

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From Abacus to Zeus, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive handbook that defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual arts. Useful as either a brief reference text or a supplement to an art history survey text, this handbook places art terms, processes, and principles in historical contexts with references to more than 1200 illustrations in Janson's History of Art, Revised Sixth Edition.

Included in this edition:
  • table of parallel illustrations in Stokstad's Art History (Second Edition), Hartt's Art (Fourth Edition), and Kleiner and Mamiya's, Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eleventh Edition) and Janson's History of Art (Revised Sixth Edition)
  • Directory of museum websites to assist students in their research on the world wide web
  • additional iconographic entries and examples
  • expanded chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers and architects with phonetic pronunciations.
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ART BASICS: A series of brief, high quality, and moderately priced handbooks written by well-known educators in their field of study. Each student-friendly handbook is designed to stand alone or to be packaged with a traditional survey text.

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From the Back Cover:

Included in this edition:

  • table of parallel illustrations in Stokstad's Art History (Revised Edition), Hartt's Art (Fourth Edition), Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eleventh Edition), and Janson's History of Art (Sixth Edition)
  • additional iconographical entries and examples
  • update of previous entries relating to ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art
  • expanded chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects with phonetic pronunciations
  • index, including terms and subjects defined with major entries

A comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, this handbook, which can stand alone as a brief reference text, defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual arts. The handbook places art terms, processes, and principles in historical contexts with references to more than 1,200 illustrations in the Janson text.

Among its many features, this handbook:
  • offers a dictionary of terms, processes, and principles, together with an extensive discussion of basic perceptual concepts and fundamentals of visual literacy
  • presents a dictionary of the iconography of ancient art
  • covers Christian subjects and their iconography in chronological order
  • focuses on Christian symbols and attributes of saints
  • provides a more complete, systematic treatment of the media, techniques, processes, and visual principles than explored in the standard art survey texts
  • includes maps and line drawings to illustrate concepts in the text

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