This text offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives.
- Front Matter
- 1: What is Art?
- No image available2: The Structure of Art
- No image available3: Significance of Materials Used in Art
- No image available4: Describing Art
- No image available5: Meaning in Art
- No image available6: Connecting Art to Our Lives
- No image available7: Form in Architecture
- No image available8: Art and Identity
- No image available9: Art and Power
- No image available10: Art and Ritual Life
- No image available11: Art and Ethics
- Back Matter
Thumbnail: Clockwise from upper left: an 1887 self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh; a female ancestor figure by a Chokwe artist; detail from The Birth of Venus (c. 1484-1486) by Sandro Botticelli; and an Okinawan Shisa lion