Laurie Schneider Adams

A History of Western Art

McGraw-Hill 2011, Fifth Edition
A History of Western Art, 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.

McGraw-Hill 2008, Fourth Edition Revised

McGraw-Hill 2005, Fourth Edition

Selected Works

Art History
A one-semester introduction to the history of western art.
Combined volume A history of world art from prehistory to the present
An introduction to the methods of art historical analysis
A survey of Italian Renaissance art from the 14th through the 16th century
Two short introductions: one to Italian Renaissance Art and one to Baroque Art
A collection of essays on themes, style,and context in non-western art
Various psychoanalytic methods of interpretation applied to works of art and artists
A brief history of 19th-Century Western art
Art Appreciation
A lavishly illustrated, brief introduction to some of the most important topics in considering works of art
An introduction to works of art and architecture from the point of view of the artist and the viewer.
Art and Culture
An introduction to art in context for the general reader
A new biography of the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lucrezia Tornabuoni De' Medici
Art and Law
Six famous art trials, from Whistler to Rothko
Based on the cases of Robert Volpe, art crime detective in New York City during the 1970's
Seven essays applying psychoanalysis to the humanities
A two-volume survey of the western humanities, including art, history, religion and myth, literature, philosophy, and science
For Children
How Alice Whipple became the proud owner of a boa constrictor and an esteemed member of the Peaches in the fourth grade

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