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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.







McGraw-Hill 2011



A two-semester survey of world art combining volumes one and two in a single volume

Volume One extends from Prehistory through the Fourteenth Century.

Volume Two extends from the Fourteenth Century to the Present.













Westview Press, 2010



A clear, accessible survey of the major methodological approaches to interpreting works of art.

Every work of art is an expression of its culture (time and place) and its maker (the artist) and is dependent on its media (what it's made of). The methodologies discussed reflect the multiplicity of meanings in an artistic image. The second edition includes 19 new images, new sections on race, gender, orientalism, and colonialism, and a new epilogue that analyzes Titian's Rape of Lucrezia to illustrate the different methodological viewpoints.


"Effortlessly erudite, determinedly generous, her book provides a lucid introduction to formalism, iconography, Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, and structuralism and post-structuralism with new sections on race, gender, Orientalism, and colonialism...." David Carrier, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art.


"A teacher's dream...." Art Journal


"Good, clear introduction for students who don't know their Derridas from their derrières." ARLIS News Sheet





Westview Press, Icon Edition, 2001
A well-illustrated survey of Italian Renaissance art. from the 14th century through early Mannerism

This introduction from Giotto to Correggio focuses on the most important and innovative artists and their principal works. Over 400 illustrations, with 215 in color. Maps, plans, and diagrams, along with a glossary and a select bibliography are included.


Click on Italian Renaissance Art under Selected Works for the second edition.


Westview, 2000




A brief introduction to major Italian Renaissance works of art

Like its companion, Key Monuments of the Baroque, this is a short introduction to the subject. The works discussed are illustrated in black and white and color throughout. A glossary of art-historical terms, notes, and a select bibliography are included.

Westview Press, 2001
Key Monuments of the Baroque


A brief introduction to major Baroque works of art
















McGrawHill, 2004





Eleven well-illustrated essays on selected themes in Non-Western art.

Included are works from China, india, the Americas, and Africa. Style, meaning, and context are discussed.



Prentice-Hall 2003



Organized into eight clear, accessible chapters, this book introduces readers to aspects of the visual arts, including the meaning of imagery, style, context, themes, history, and the inevitable controversies that have characterized western and non-western art through the ages.


HarperCollins, Icon Edition 1993



An interdisciplinary study of art, creativity, and psychoanalysis

A study of different ways in which psychoanalysis can elucidate works of art, the lives of artists, and the cultural context in which a work is created. The psychology of aesthetic response is also discussed.


Prentice-Hall, 2007


Introduction to art and the creative process

This book, designed as an art appreciation textbook, is also suitable for general readers interested in various aspects of the visual arts. It includes a brief history of Western and Non-Western art, sections on media and technique, and discussions about creativity and the meanings, interpretations, and definitions of art. Quotes from artists appear throughout, along with interviews with contemporary artists.


OneWorld Publications 2012









CONTENTS

Introduction
1. What is Art?
2. A Brief History of Western Art: Ideas and Themes
3. Origins of Art
4. Form and Meaning
5. Purposes of Art
6. The Power of Images: Why Art Creates Controversy
Conclusion: The Future of Art



OneWorld Publications 2014
Contents

Introduction
Neoclassicism
Romanticism
Realism
Impressionism
Post-Impressionism
Conclusion
Glossary
Index


Peter Lang, 1996
Art and Culture in 15th-Century Italy

Co-authored with Maria Grazia Pernis, a study of two Italian princes in the 15th century and their life-long feud.

In the political turmoil of 15th-century Italy, two remarkable rulers, Federico da Montefeltro of Urbino and Sigismondo Malatesta of Rimini, spent their lives in constant feuding. They competed in battle, in politics, in seeking the favor of the pope, in art, and in literature. Both men presided over lavish humanist courts.

Raffaelli Editore, 2003
L'Aquila e l'Elefante: Federico Da Montefeltro e Sigismondo Malatesta

Maria Grazia Pernis
Laurie Schneider Adams

Translated by Moreno Neri

Art and Culture in 15th-Century Italy

Co-authored with Maria Grazia Pernis, a study of two Italian princes in the 15th century and their life-long feud.

In the political turmoil of 15th-century Italy, two remarkable rulers, Federico da Montefeltro of Urbino and Sigismondo Malatesta of Rimini, spent their lives in constant feuding. They competed in battle, in politics, in seeking the favor of the pope, in art, and in literature. Both men presided over lavish humanist courts.







Perter Lang, 2006
Art and Culture in 15th-Century Italy

Co-authored with Maria Grazia Pernis, a study of the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent and her role in the Medici family.

Lucrezia Tornabuoni married Piero de Medici and became the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. She advised him on political matters, became a successful business woman, wrote plays and poetry, and was an important patron of the arts.



Walker and Company, 1976
Six famous art trials from Whistler to Rothko

A study of six famous art trials.

This book chronicles six famous art trials in the modern period. It demonstrates, through often absurd legal arguments, that art can be a window onto cultural changes and aesthetic controversies.

Introduction by Tom Wolfe

CONTENTS

1. The Brush or the Pen? Whistler vs. Ruskin

2. What's in a Name? Brancusi v. United States

3. Leonardo's Libeled Lady. Hahn v. Duveen

4. Traitor or Forger? "Van Meegeren v. Vermeer"

5. "Our Flag was still there." The People of the State of New York v. Stephen Radich

6. "The Matter of Mark Rothko, Deceased."







Published by Dodd, Mead: New York, 1974
Art theft cases solved by Detective Robert Volpe in the 1970s and discussions of art-related crime


A discussion of art theft and other issues related to art and crime. The book features cases solved by the New York City detective Robert Volpe in the early 1970's. Volpe worked in Property Recovery, which he expanded through his ability to blend with the art world into a career dealing with art-related crime.


Brunner/Mazel, 1996


Art, Literature, History, and Psychoanalysis

Co-edited with Jacques Szaluta,a volume of interdisciplinary essays on psychoanalysis and the humanities

A volume of essays on psychoanalysis and culture.


Published by Houghton, Mifflin 1983. Co-author Allison Coudert.. Illustrations by Emily McCully

The first in a series of five Alice Whipple books, in which she becomes involved in various adventures in her quest for a pet boa constrictor.

The next four books find Alice involved in a school play, in a soccer match against a rival girls' school, in solving an art theft, and in a run for president of her fifth-grade class.










Prentice-Hall 2006
A now out-of-print survey of the Western humanities from Prehistory to the turn of the 21st century. It includes discussions of history, literature, music, art, politics, science, myth and religion, and philosophy.

Any professor wishing to use this as a text for his or her students may obtain copies by contacting the author on the contact page of this website.

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
Humanities
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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