A two-semester survey of world art in separate volumes and in a combined volume.
Volume One opens with an introduction to ways of thinking about art and to the elements of style. The historical survey in volume One begins with prehistoric art and continues through the fourteenth century.
Volume Two begins with the fourteenth century and continues to the present.
Combined Volume, McGraw-Hill, 2011
The text is well illustrated, mainly in color, and boxed asides introduce readers to background material needed for an understanding of the context of art. These include media and technique, history, religion, literature, biography, and so forth.
There are large sections on non-western art where there are cross-cultural connections with western art. Among these are the Japanese wood block prints of the Edo Period, Australian cave painting, Mughal art of India, Mesoamerican art, Islamic art in Spain, and African art as it influenced the 20th-century avant-garde in Europe and America.