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Warhol, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. Picasso, Monet, and Rembrandt. What were they thinking when they created their masterworks? While we can't always know an artist's exact thoughts, The Handy Art History Answer Book examines their benefactors, their wealth or poverty, their passions, the politics and the world events that inspired and influenced them. Explore their techniques and materials, colors and styles, the movements and schools of thoughts, and discover the varied forms and nature of artistic expression. Discover the History The Handy Art History Answer Book covers everything from Paleolithic images dating back to 35000 B.C.E. to the postmodern techniques of today. It leads you on a tour from the basics and beginnings of art to the various directions that art is heading today. You'll not only learn about paintings, but also every other medium imaginable, including sculpture, architecture, pottery, photography, installation art, and even film and video games. The nearly 150 color images illustrate artistic concepts and highlight important and memorable artworks. The Handy Art History Insure Book covers all the major periods in art history, including the Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Contemporary Conceptual, Renaissance, and all the numerous "isms" and movements in between. You'll discover fascinating facts not only about Western art, but also Islamic art, the Mughal art in India, Pre-Columbian art, African works from the Asante to the Yombe cultures, Japanese woodblock prints, the painting styles of China and Korea, and Native American and Polynesian art, as well. What is beauty? What are the Classical Greek Orders of Architecture? How was single-point perspective invented? Can a urinal be considered "art"? What makes the Mona Lisa such a great work of art? How did Cezanne "astonish Paris with apples"? --Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 709 .D549h 2013 (Text) 37814003249068 YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION Book None 02/12/2020 Available -
Baker Halfway Branch 709 .D549h (Text) 37814002758721 NON-FICTION Book None 05/30/2014 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781578594177
  • ISBN: 1578594170
  • Physical Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-272) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Art principles and history -- Art of the ancient world, 5000 B.C.E.-400 C.E. -- The medieval world, c.400-1300 -- The early modern world, c.1300-1600 -- Baroque and beyond, c.1600-1850 -- From the Industrial Revolution to World War I, c.1850-1914 -- The modern world during and after the world wars, c.1914-1960 -- Contemporary art, 1960s-present.
Summary, etc.:
Warhol, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. Picasso, Monet, and Rembrandt. What were they thinking when they created their masterworks? While we can't always know an artist's exact thoughts, The Handy Art History Answer Book examines their benefactors, their wealth or poverty, their passions, the politics and the world events that inspired and influenced them. Explore their techniques and materials, colors and styles, the movements and schools of thoughts, and discover the varied forms and nature of artistic expression. Discover the History The Handy Art History Answer Book covers everything from Paleolithic images dating back to 35000 B.C.E. to the postmodern techniques of today. It leads you on a tour from the basics and beginnings of art to the various directions that art is heading today. You'll not only learn about paintings, but also every other medium imaginable, including sculpture, architecture, pottery, photography, installation art, and even film and video games. The nearly 150 color images illustrate artistic concepts and highlight important and memorable artworks. The Handy Art History Insure Book covers all the major periods in art history, including the Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Contemporary Conceptual, Renaissance, and all the numerous "isms" and movements in between. You'll discover fascinating facts not only about Western art, but also Islamic art, the Mughal art in India, Pre-Columbian art, African works from the Asante to the Yombe cultures, Japanese woodblock prints, the painting styles of China and Korea, and Native American and Polynesian art, as well. What is beauty? What are the Classical Greek Orders of Architecture? How was single-point perspective invented? Can a urinal be considered "art"? What makes the Mona Lisa such a great work of art? How did Cezanne "astonish Paris with apples"? --Book jacket.
Subject: Art > History > Miscellanea.

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