This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Art History, Volume 2" in all e-book formats! May need free signup required to download or reading online book. A few words about book author Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. She is Judith Harris Murphy Disan educated, public for the visual arts.
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This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren who share a common vision that survey courses on the history of art should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts.
Like its predecessors, this new edition seeks to balance formal and iconographic analysis with contextual art history in order to craft interpretations that will engage a diverse student population. Throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.
This volume covers from pre-historic discoveries to the early s. I noticed a review referred to lots of female artists-that is missing in this volume. Others referred to periods after which are not in this volume either. I liked the good photography, diagrams of architectural styles and their components, and the photographs of models such as Rome in CE.
The book covers a nice cross section of art from different continents and it provides a good overall summary of art and architecture. What it does not do is explain the reasons for changes in art subjects or architecture. So the reader does not end up with either an in depth understanding of the flow of innovation nor the details of why items ended up looking the way they do.
For instance, the madrases and tombs of Samarkand and vicinity have deep blue and turquoise ceramic tiles. For what reason? During this time period in Europe, these colors were more precious than gold. Some reviewers have mistakenly assumed that the book is the definitive encyclopedia when there is much more to learn about, such as jewelry, ceramics, glass, and tapestry. If you need a text book, having one in looseleaf format is great.
Loose leaf gives one the chance to save some of the text if desired. Good overview By Leah R. It served me well in my intro class - the book is easy to understand and gives a lot of interesting cultural information. Five Stars By Canh on Jul 04, nice what i need for school and arrived at great time. By Liz Lopez on Sep 04, A little beat up from the cover, but thats alright, I bought it used, it was clean and new in the pages, and arrived at great time.
I actually have been enjoying this more than a regular textbook. My only criticism, and a large one at that, is that the "MyArtsLab" insert the access card package did not work.
So I would recommend simply buying the necessary text and then purchasing the code elsewhere. Ala Carte loose leaf Has Advantages. Book is Great! By Sunny Skies on Jan 19, I just completed a semester using this textbook.
I was excited to take the class because I am extremely interested in art, architecture, manuscripts, etc. After reading the reviews, I decided to buy the ala carte or loose leaf edition. I found it a great option versus toting around a page textbook.
When we were only addressing the first 4 chapters, I could take just those chapters with me. After you place them in a loose-leaf binder, it is also much easier to keep pages open to the page you need. This was also how we took our quizzes and chapter questions for this class. PROS: Wonderful photos of various art, architecture, sculpture, jewelry, manuscripts This book covers prehistoric to the Renaissance period.
The book is printed on a heavy weight, nice grade of paper, which made it less likely to tear a hole in the page with the loose-leaf edition. The information provided was interesting and I considered it basically an overview. The etext was worth purchasing and having the audio version to mix up the intake style, almost like hearing a lecturer was good too. It also helped to listen to how a lot of the unfamiliar words were pronounced. It required you to make your own hypothesis because the information was not detailed enough, even though it was not a hypothetical question.
Sometimes the text also seemed to assume a level of knowledge you might not have as a beginning art history student. Thankfully, there is a glossary and the internet. The ala carte version has more instances of distorting the holes in the pages. I had pages I had to get those circle things for torn or elongated holes. I am glad the quality of paper was such that this rarely happened.
If it was printed on cheap paper, you would probably have a lot of torn pages. Most of my cons had to do with the MyArtsLab question structure, i. In fact, I wondered it they were posting from the newer updated 5th edition. All in all, I really enjoyed the information in this book and consider it a synopsis or jumping off point to investigate areas that might hold particular interest for you.
What often happened was there might be a brief synopsis about something, i. Black Death and how it affected the style of art or architecture. It would entice me to look up more information online, at the library or in other resources. Of course, that happens with almost anything I read. It is well articulated and includes articles that present different perspectives.
The writting style is a combination of casual and scholarly, which makes is very easy to read while not losing details. Great condition and best price we found. Text book just as described. Thank you. Great for reference, terrible for reading. By Haleigh on Mar 03, This is good for a reference book, but honestly is a very boring read.
Regardless, it is a large source of well-organized information on art history as a whole and contains invaluable information for any art students on the most famous pieces across the world. Assigned reading for an Art History Class I plan to keep because it contains a wealth of information and images.
As an artist, however, I sometimes find the conclusions of art historians to be a little amusing This volume takes the reader from pre-historic art to Gothic art giving the reader a quick overview MyArtsLab provides additional companion resources like audio and video tutorials etc. I needed this for an art history class and this deal was much better than that provided at any school. The chapters are very easy to follow. There are an abundance of pictures and descriptions of these pictures to help you understand their significance to art throughout history.
Very worth the purchase and recommended for students and any who are interested in art history. Cheapest place to buy this book By Tasha on Feb 06, I looked on bigwords. Which is insane. Buy it used because the versions that come out the year later are almost exactly the same, minus like 15 artworks that have been omitted or re-added from previous years.
Beautiful By Creatyvebooks on Sep 29, First off I would like to say that this book is huge and heavy. A total back breaker. With that said the content of the book is well written and the artwork depicted is splendid. As well as the detailed history that Marilyn Stokstad provides. Which makes learning about the history of Art more fun in my eyes. I believe anybody will enjoy having this book whether or not you are taking a college course or not.
Not something to be plowed through especially topping at a pages but something you can go back to time and time again to explore the different cultural aspects of art. This one is a keeper. Can not read on Windows 8 By Amazon Customer on Jan 03, I purchased this to use on my laptop to take to class with me. After I purchased it and tried to download it, it let me know that I could not use on Windows I could not find any notification that this was only available for use on Windows 7 or earlier.
I wanted to make sure others knew about this. So I wanted to read a couple of art history books and see what they were like. I am not in college. I am not using this as a textbook. In short, I am not a fan of this one. If you can, read books that focus on one period and one time to get a better focus on the art. This is a hefty volume that extends from prehistoric times to roughly the early European Renaissance.
That is a lot of material to cover. The books are essentially the same with even the same chapter orders for the most part. The latter is glossier but I think the information suffers. And the photos used are essentially the same for both texts this might have something to do with economic deals made with the same museums and the price of using certain photos compared to others. Also, Janson is not concerned with non-Western art. While in Stokstad, after the chapter on Islamic art, you will find chapters on Chinese, Japanese, Native American, and African art before it comes back to early Medieval Art.
This is probably a really good thing if in volume 3 she shows how European art was affected by contact with these cultures. Five stars By Marc on Nov 11, I was given a professors sample of this book. It is well written, contains a remarkable amount of color art images on every page , and explains a full and complex history of art.
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