From Abacus to Zeus

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
James Smith Pierce  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
230
Pub.-date
July 2003
ISBN13
9780131830516
ISBN
0131830511
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Description

For freshman and sophomore courses in Art History Survey (1 or 2 semesters) and Art Appreciation.

Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History, Second Edition - but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference text - this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard texts.

Features

  • NEW - Expanded and updated chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers-With phonetic pronunciations of names.
    • Provides students with a broad range of historical knowledge relating to ancient medieval and Renaissance art.

  • NEW - Updated and expanded Directory of Museum websites.
    • Directs students to a vast storehouse of current digital imagery.

  • NEW - Updated visual references.
    • Provides students with maps and illustrations that coordinate with companion texts.

  • NEW - Updated terms, newly introduced mythology and Christian subject matter explained and analyzed.
    • Keeps students current on subject matter addressed in companion volumes.

  • Parallels illustrations in Stokstad's Art History.
    • Provides students with an introduction to basic visual principles.

  • More complete, systematic treatment of media, techniques, processes, and visual principles.
    • Provides students with more information than found in standard art survey texts.

  • Correlates with Janson, History of Art -Providing a current, comprehensive supplement that defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual art.
    • Provides students with terms, process principles, subjects and symbols that can be studied as they appear in particular contexts and in historical sequence.

  • Basic art elements, terms, processes, media, and principles.
    • Provides students with an expanded dictionary of terms.

  • Non-Christian and Christian subjects and their iconography-In chronological order: devotional; narrative subjects-The Fall of Man, The Incarnation, The Public Ministry of Christ, The Passion, The Mission of the Apostles and the Second Coming, Old Testament Prefigurations of New Testament Events.
    • Provides students with comprehensive coverage of non-Christian and Christian subjects and their iconography.

  • Maps and line drawings- Familiarizes students with art centers of Western Europe; art centers and archaeological sites of the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and India.
    • Provides students with visual reinforcement of concepts in the text.

  • Index.
    • Provides students with hundreds of terms and subjects defined within major entries.

  • Table of more than 1,000 parallel illustrations-In Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, Janson's, History of Art, Seventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History, Second Edition.
    • Offers students a list of identical or similar illustrations that correspond to Janson's figure numbers so they can be cross-referenced in current editions of Stokstad, Hartt and Gardner.

New to this Edition

  • Expanded and updated chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers-With phonetic pronunciations of names.
    • Provides students with a broad range of historical knowledge relating to ancient medieval and Renaissance art.

  • Updated and expanded Directory of Museum websites.
    • Directs students to a vast storehouse of current digital imagery.

  • Updated visual references.
    • Provides students with maps and illustrations that coordinate with companion texts.

  • Updated terms, newly introduced mythology and Christian subject matter explained and analyzed.
    • Keeps students current on subject matter addressed in companion volumes.

Table of Contents



1. Art Terms, Processes, and Principles.


2. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters.


3. Christian Subjects.


4. Saints and Their Attributes.


5. Christian Signs and Symbols.


Chronology of Painters, Photographers, Sculptors, and Architects.


Maps.


Directory of Museum Websites.


Index.


Table of Parallel Illustrations in Stokstad, Janson, Hartt, and Gardner.

Back Cover

From Abacus to Zeus, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive handbook that defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual arts. Useful as either a brief reference text or a supplement to an art history survey text, this handbook places art terms, processes, and principles in historical contexts with references to more than 1200 illustrations in Janson's History of Art, Revised Sixth Edition.

Included in this edition:
  • table of parallel illustrations in Stokstad's Art History (Second Edition), Hartt's Art (Fourth Edition), and Kleiner and Mamiya's, Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eleventh Edition) and Janson's History of Art (Revised Sixth Edition)
  • Directory of museum websites to assist students in their research on the world wide web
  • additional iconographic entries and examples
  • expanded chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers and architects with phonetic pronunciations.
A Prentice Hall Art Basics Title

ART BASICS: A series of brief, high quality, and moderately priced handbooks written by well-known educators in their field of study. Each student-friendly handbook is designed to stand alone or to be packaged with a traditional survey text.

New for 2004

Thinking and Writing About Art History, 3/e by Donna K. Reid 0-13-183050-3
Artsguide: World and Web, 2/e by Dennis J. Sporre 0-13-177526-X
Writing About the Humanities, 2/e by Robert DiYanni 0-13-183049-X
The Handbook of Art and Design Terms, by David J. Edwards 0-13-098991-6

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