Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.
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An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007. Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Present takes art education out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes the history of art movements accessible to beginning art museum-goers - even at a cursory reading. From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from African art to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections (prehistoric and medieval, renaissance and baroque, the nineteenth century, modern art, and contemporary art) covering a little more than 230 pages.
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Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Everything you want to know about the history of architecture is included in this comprehensive guided tour. Author Carol Strickland brings us architectural wonders of design from the Stone Age to the Space Age - including Stonehenge, the Eiffel Tower and more. With 192 illustrated pages peppered with informative sidebars and biographical anecdotes from Brunelleschi to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating crash course covers everything you need to know - from cultural history to architectural breakthroughs--in a quick-to-review, easy-to-retain format. Covering all bases, The Annotated Arch explores the ancient world, the Middle Ages, 18th and 19th centuries, and 20th century and modernism. "Architecture is much more than the sum of these singular parts. It's an art of interdependence, where separate elements interact with the time, place, materials, technology, economy, and individual genius. Goethe called architecture 'frozen music.' Sounding all the notes from high to low on the scale of human invention, architecture preserves the best-loved tunes of civilization." --Author Carol Strickland
From cave paintings to Jeff Koons--that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland--author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)--serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as well as informative sidebars that reveal the broader implications of new styles and movements.
- Author : Susan Wise Bauer
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
- Release Date : 2009-05-04
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 864
- ISBN : 0393070905
"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.
Contains biographical information on the Renaissance and Baroque, Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century Artists. Also includes extension activities following each biography.
In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of museums. The book considers a diverse array of museums ranging from such national cultural icons as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute to such city museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, and includes separate chapters on museums devoted to modern and contemporary art and to the specialized collections of individual connoisseurs. In addition to these primarily art museums, Professor Ragsdale assesses museums devoted to collections, such as the National Air and Space Museum, and to commemoration and remembrance, such as the National World War II Museum and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse makes an important contribution to the theory of persuasion and to visual communication, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that museum buildings, the art and other objects contained within them, and the spaces used for display may all be thought of in terms of means of social influence.
Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
Problem-solving techniques for all aspects of the English teacher's job This unique time-saving book is packed with tested techniques and materials to assist new and experienced English teachers with virtually every phase of their job from lesson planning to effective discipline techniques. The book includes 175 easy-to-understand strategies, lessons, checklists, and forms for effective classroom management and over 50 reproducible samples teachers can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. It is filled with creative and functional ideas for reading response activities, writing assignments, group and individual projects, and speeches. Offers instructions for creating and implementing an effective classroom-wide behavior management program Shows how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and reduce time on labor intensive tasks Reveals how to work effectively with parents, colleagues, substitute teachers, administrators, and community resources The second edition includes coverage of technology in the classroom, advice for working with reluctant readers, a wealth of sample teaching units and more.
“A valuable resource for learning or renewing your art skills... With the book as a guide, my granddaughter and I enjoyed painting watercolors together. Cori Schaff makes the fundamentals fun.” -Carol Strickland, PHD, author of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A crash course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern The world is becoming more visual, inspired by technology that continually provides more ways to communicate visually. New opportunities call on us to improve our visual literacy. That means understanding what we see and being able to communicate it, the very skills this book is designed to help you acquire. Art for All Ages is unique in that it combines quality ”how-to” art instruction with self-discovery in three integrated parts: Recipes for Success The activity lessons in Art for All Ages are time-tested—selected from visual curriculum the author developed over 35-years teaching art in public schools, and privately to adults and multi-generational groups of all ages. Art history is an important component, seamlessly available within the lessons. Essential Ingredients Each Recipe for Success calls for its own Essential Ingredient, one or more art skills that you will use to complete the Recipe’s activity. Adults and adults along with children can dive into the book at any point to find inspiration, choose activities, and acquire skills in fun, “user-friendly” ways. Self-Discovery The author is passionate about nurturing the artists’ experience: an energized focus, feelings of reconnection, and centeredness that are, above all, therapeutic. Gems await you in the book’s Self-Discovery sections. Some chapters, like “Brain Facts & Your Innate Creativity,” unwrap key discoveries. Others are more inspirational, like “Mindfulness, Meditation & Art.” All explore inner benefits that this book invites you to experience. “Art for All Ages is a brilliant resource for anyone wanting to explore art making as a tool for meditation and pers
From Picasso's Cubism and Duchamp's readymades to Warhol's silkscreens and Smithson's earthworks, the art of the twentieth century broke completely with earlier artistic traditions. A basic change in the market for advanced art produced a heightened demand for innovation, and young conceptual innovators – from Picasso and Duchamp to Rauschenberg and Warhol to Cindy Sherman and Damien Hirst – responded not only by creating dozens of new forms of art, but also by behaving in ways that would have been incomprehensible to their predecessors. Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art presents the first systematic analysis of the reasons for this discontinuity. David W. Galenson, whose earlier research has changed our understanding of creativity, combines social scientific methods with qualitative analysis to produce a fundamentally new interpretation of modern art that will give readers a far deeper appreciation of the art of the past century, and of today, than is available elsewhere.
In a work that brings new insights, and new dimensions, to the history of modern art, David Galenson examines the careers of more than 100 modern painters to disclose a fascinating relationship between age and artistic creativity.
From writing mysteries, to the human genome project, these model lessons for the core academic areas will excite your students and save you planning time. In addition to the 12 model lessons provided, the book includes a step-by-step guide to developing lessons that emphasize depth and complexity. All of the materials focus on ways to align the middle school curriculum with established national standards and offer strategies to evaluate learner achievement. The writers who contributed lessons to this book are all outstanding educators who were selected based on their subject area expertise and experience in curriculum writing. They worked tirelessly, writing, revising, and rewriting, creating model lessons that have set a high standard for middle school teachers. The lessons have been grouped by grade level as they share a common theme. The grade level designations are, to some degree, for demonstration and example purposes only. In a particular classroom, lessons from other grade levels may be equally appropriate. The most important goal of this book is the hope that, with the examples of curriculum excellence and the theoretical background, teachers will begin to develop standards-based lessons and units of study that will promote high-end learning for gifted students in middle school. For more specific information on gifted students in middle school, refer to Educating Gifted Students in Middle School.
Have you ever wished you could give your mind an upgrade, just as you can give one to your computer, car, kitchen, or wardrobe? Or that you could remember all-important phone numbers or shopping lists without fumbling with multiple slips of paper? Or speed-read or do lightning-fast everyday math calculations? Or that you could be a Renaissance man or woman and dazzle your friends at dinner with your mastery of dates and facts, artists and albums, presidents and policies? Now there is a way to give yourself this intellectual attention and improvement: With Your Intelligence Makeover you'll enjoy a makeover that is more than just skin deep. With this book's three-week master plan, you'll learn the skills you need to nip and tuck your own knowledge -- you'll double or triple your reading speed and dramatically improve your memory. Then you'll have access to a wide body of information to kick it up a notch and rise to a higher intellectual plane. Whether you want to start a new career, complete your education, brush up your cultural literacy, increase your knowledge of a favorite subject, or simply chat up friends, family, and associates with a fascinating array of anecdotes, you can use the easy-to-learn secrets of education specialist Dr. Edward F. Droge, Jr., to launch new chapters in your own life. A former New York City police officer who went to Yale in his thirties as an undergraduate and then on to Harvard to earn a master's and a doctorate, Dr. Droge reveals the "Super Tools," which he developed to fuel his own success, to help you create your unique, personalized makeover plan. Take the entertaining self-assessment quizzes to find the areas in which you need to brush up and then use the Super Tools to immerse yourself in virtually any subject. Filled with mind-expanding sidebars and a vast reservoir of resources for learning in multiple subject areas (including History, Literature, Grammar, Math, Art, Science, Sports, Music, and much more), Your Intelligence M