Fichner-Rathus, Lois Understanding Art

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Understanding Art

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This art text is designed to stimulate interest in all aspects of visual art, with coverage and illustrations of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, photography and crafts, dating from prehistory to the modern day. Lois Fichner-Rathus discusses the relevance and beauty of art, the media and methods used to produce art, and the place of art not just within its own history, but of civilization. Each chapter features different perspectives on multiple treatments of one subject, for example, how the "Mona Lisa" has figured as a subject throughout the history of art. There are also specialist insights into topics not usually covered, such as women weavers in Ancient Greece.

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Lois Fichner-Rathus received her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and her Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include the theory of art, feminist art history and criticism, ancient and classical art, and modern art and architecture. She is currently a professor of art at the College of New Jersey.

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