Prebles' Artforms, 12th edition

  • Patrick L. Frank, 
  • Duane Preble, 
  • Sarah Preble

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Prebles' Artforms helps you understand that as humans form works of art, we in turn are shaped by what we've created. This emphasis on the impact of art on society and individuals ignites interest in various disciplines of the arts. Building on the foundation laid by original authors Duane and Sarah Preble, current author Patrick Frank combines coverage of classic works and contemporary art to reflect the ever-evolving state of human creativity.

The 12th Edition offers updated images and new Creators essays that highlight the contributions of key artists. The text explores the increasingly important interactions between art and the digital world. Examples include enhanced coverage of digital drawing and an expanded discussion of artists' use of software editing.

Published by Pearson (July 6th 2023) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137477166

Subject: Art

Category: Art Appreciation


1. The Nature of Art and Creativity
2. The Purposes and Functions of Art
3. The Visual Elements
4. The Principles of Design
5. Evaluating Art

6. Drawing
7. Painting
8. Printmaking
9. Photography
10. Cinema and Digital Arts
11. Design Disciplines
12. Sculpture
13. Craft Media in Useful Objects
14. Architecture

15. From the Earliest Art to The Bronze Age
16. The Classical and Medieval West
17. Renaissance and Baroque Europe
18. Traditional Arts of Asia
19. The Islamic World
20. Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

21. Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
22. Early Twentieth Century
23. Between World Wars
24. Postwar Modern Movements

25. Postmodernity and Global Art

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