A World of Art

A World of Art, 8th edition

  • Henry M. Sayre

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Overview

With A World of Art, you'll develop the critical thinking and visual literacy skills required to understand art from around the globe. Noted author and educator Henry Sayre provides you with a solid foundation to ask informed questions about the visual world that surrounds you. You'll come away empowered to respond meaningfully to the complexity of that world. The text features insights into the creative process and highlights the techniques and critical thinking processes of artists whose work is included in the text.

New to the 8th Edition, 7 thematic chapters have been included to help you better identify and understand major themes of art. These topics, such as "the cycle of life" and "the body, gender, and identity," transcend different eras and regions and enrich the text.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2016

ISBN-13: 9780137501458

Subject: Art

Category: Art Appreciation

Table of contents

Part I: The Visual World: Understanding the Art You See
1. Discovering a World of Art
2. Developing Visual Literacy

Part II: The Formal Elements and Their Design: Describing the Art You See
3. Line
4. Shape and Space
5. Light and Color
6. Texture, Time, and Motion
7. The Principles of Design

Part III: The Fine Arts Media: Learning How Art Is Made
8. Drawing
9. Painting
10. Printmaking
11. Photography and Time-Based Media
12. Sculpture
13. The Craft Media
14. Architecture
15. The Design Profession

Part IV: The Visual Record: Placing the Arts in Historical Context
16. The Ancient World
17. The Age of Faith
18. The Renaissance through the Baroque
19. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
20. From 1900 to the Present

Part V: The Themes of Art: Seeing Continuity and Change over Time
21. Spiritual Belief
22. The Cycle of Life
23. Love and Sex
24. The Body, Gender, and Identity
25. The Individual and Cultural Identity
26. Power
27. Science, Technology, and the Environment

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