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Overview

Revel™ for A World of Art fosters the critical thinking and visual literacy skills students need to understand art from around the globe. Noted author and educator Henry Sayre teaches students how to ask the right questions about the visual world that surrounds us, and to then respond meaningfully to the complexity of that world. New to the eighth edition, seven thematic chapters help students better identify and understand major themes of art—such as “the cycle of life” and “the body, gender, and identity”—that transcend different eras and regions.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, Revel empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

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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