A History of Western Art, fifth edition
McGraw-Hill 2011, Fifth Edition
A Survey of Western Art from Prehistory to the Present.
This one-semester survey of Western Art is designed to be accessible to the general reader as well as to students taking an introduction to art history. The publisher has provided high quality illustrations in large format for easy viewing. In some cases multiple views of sculptures are shown to emphasize their three-dimensional reality. Plans, elevations, and cutaway views facilitate the understanding of architecture, which can be difficult in a two-dimensional format.
All works of art are created in a specific context (time and place) by an individual artist. Thus, A History of Western Art
places works in context and contains information on the artist's biography and the period in which he or she lived. Boxed sections take the reader aside to explain such topics as media and technique, contemporary literature, politics, and architectural systems.
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