Understanding Art

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UNDERSTANDING ART is designed to stimulate students' interests in all aspects of the visual arts. This text has significantly impacted the way Art Appreciation courses are taught. One of the top sellers in the art appreciation marketplace, this textbook continues its long tradition of excellence in the area of art history survey. Comprehensive coverage/presentation of the visual elements, principles of design, and computer arts, provide a more balanced discussion of the relevance and beauty of art and the media and methods used to produce art.

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Comprehensive and balanced, this widely-adopted introduction to art appreciation communicates the excitement, relevance, and beauty of art by combining stimulating discussions of the language and elements of art with extensive treatment of the history of art. It is especially designed to give non-art majors insights and access to art so that it may enrich them for a lifetime.

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Key Benefit: This widely-adopted introductory appreciation book communicates the excitement, mystery, relevance, and beauty of art by teaching readers to understand and analyze art. This is all done through stimulating discussions on the elements, media, methods, content, composition, and style of art. Key Topics: Along with discussions on the purpose of art (Ch. 1-9), a separate Chapter (18) takes a look at art beyond Europe and the U.S. and examines art from all around the world. The history of art is contained chronologically in the second part of the book, (Ch. 10-17). Market: For anyone interested in Art Appreciation.

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