Laurie Schneider Adams

Art across Time

Volume One

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

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.

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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