Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning
by Pamela Sachant, et al.
Publisher: University of North Georgia Press 2016
Number of pages: 299
The book offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. It provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks.
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- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Examine the principles of geometric design that are the basis for the intricate patterns in the art of the Islamic world. Includes a brief overview of Islamic art, an introduction to related works, and a series of pattern-making activities.
by Maxwell K. Hearn - Metropolitan Museum of Art
The challenge for the Metropolitan Museum is to represent this culture by the coherent display of masterpieces that recapture the great moments of China's past. Collections have grown under generations of collectors, curators, and changing fashions.
by Harold North Fowler - MacMillan
A sketch of the history of sculpture from the beginnings of civilization to the present day. The author attempted no detailed criticism. A brief description of the materials and methods employed in sculpture is contained in the Introduction.
by Romain Rolland - Duffield & Company
The life of Michelangelo offers a striking example of the influence that a great man can have on his time. Michelangelo burst like a thunder-storm into the heavy, overcharged sky of Florence. He captured painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry.