The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2007-10
ISBN 10: 9780740768729
ISBN 13: 0740768727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Mona Lisa Book Review:

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.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1992-06
ISBN 10: 9780836280050
ISBN 13: 0836280059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Mona Lisa Book Review:

A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.

The Annotated Arch

The Annotated Arch
Author: Carol Strickland,Amy Handy
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-04-11
ISBN 10: 9780740710247
ISBN 13: 0740710249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Arch Book Review:

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.

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

The Annotated Mona Lisa  Third Edition
Author: Carol Strickland
Publsiher: Annotated
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781449482138
ISBN 13: 1449482139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition Book Review:

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.

Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza

Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza
Author: Nancy G. Heller
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 0691207305
ISBN 13: 9780691207308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza Book Review:

The first time she made a pizza from scratch, art historian Nancy Heller made the observation that led her to write this entertaining guide to contemporary art. Comparing modern art not only to pizzas but also to traditional and children's art, Heller shows us how we can refine analytical tools we already possess to understand and enjoy even the most unfamiliar paintings and sculptures. How is a painting like a pizza? Both depend on visual balance for much of their overall appeal and, though both can be judged by a set of established standards, pizzas and paintings must ultimately be evaluated in terms of individual taste. By using such commonsense examples and making unexpected connections, this book helps even the most skeptical viewers feel comfortable around contemporary art and see aspects of it they would otherwise miss. Heller discusses how nontraditional works of art are made--and thus how to talk about their composition and formal elements. She also considers why such art is made and what it "means." At the same time, Heller reassures those of us who have felt uncomfortable around avant-garde art that we don't have to like all--or even any--of it. Yet, if we can relax, we can use the aesthetic awareness developed in everyday life to analyze almost any painting, sculpture, or installation. Heller also gives concise answers to the eight questions she is most frequently asked about contemporary art--from how to tell when an abstract painting is right side up to which works of art belong in a museum. This book is for anyone who agrees with art critic Clement Greenberg that "All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." It's also for anyone who disagrees. It is for anyone who wants to get more out of a museum or gallery visit and would like to be able to say something more than just "yes" or "no" when asked if they like an artist's work.

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists
Author: Helen D. Hume
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-11-09
ISBN 10: 9780470877821
ISBN 13: 0470877820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists Book Review:

A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.

Cave Paintings to Picasso

Cave Paintings to Picasso
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2004-08-26
ISBN 10: 9780811837675
ISBN 13: 081183767X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cave Paintings to Picasso Book Review:

From prehistoric paintings to Andy Warhol's works, this book pairs full-color reproductions of 50 of the world's most celebrated masterpieces with brief, kid-accessible stories about how they were made, who made them, and where they fit in the fascinating world of art.

Sacred Aid

Sacred Aid
Author: Michael Barnett,Janice Gross Stein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 0199916039
ISBN 13: 9780199916030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Aid Book Review:

The global humanitarian movement, which originated within Western religious organizations in the early nineteenth century, has been of most important forces in world politics in advancing both human rights and human welfare. While the religious groups that founded the movement originally focused on conversion, in time more secular concerns came to dominate. By the end of the nineteenth century, increasingly professionalized yet nominally religious organization shifted from reliance on the good book to the public health manual. Over the course of the twentieth century, the secularization of humanitarianism only increased, and by the 1970s the movement's religious inspiration, generally speaking, was marginal to its agenda. However, beginning in the 1980s, religiously inspired humanitarian movements experienced a major revival, and today they are virtual equals of their secular brethren. From church-sponsored AIDS prevention campaigns in Africa to Muslim charity efforts in flood-stricken Pakistan to Hindu charities in India, religious groups have altered the character of the global humanitarian movement. Moreover, even secular groups now gesture toward religious inspiration in their work. Clearly, the broad, inexorable march toward secularism predicted by so many Westerners has halted, which is especially intriguing with regard to humanitarianism. Not only was it a highly secularized movement just forty years ago, but its principles were based on those we associate with "rational" modernity: cosmopolitan one-worldism and material (as opposed to spiritual) progress. How and why did this happen, and what does it mean for humanitarianism writ large? That is the question that the eminent scholars Michael Barnett and Janice Stein pose in Sacred Aid, and for answers they have gathered chapters from leading scholars that focus on the relationship between secularism and religion in contemporary humanitarianism throughout the developing world. Collectively, the chapters in this volume comprise an original and authoritative account of religion has reshaped the global humanitarian movement in recent times.

Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies
Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 1118051165
ISBN 13: 9781118051160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art History For Dummies Book Review:

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History
Author: Carol Strickland
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781402736032
ISBN 13: 1402736037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History Book Review:

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.

Is Your Cat Gay

Is Your Cat Gay
Author: Charles Kreloff,Patty Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781439104347
ISBN 13: 1439104344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Your Cat Gay Book Review:

Have you ever found yourself pondering your cat's sexual preference? Perhaps the answer lies within these pages.

World History in Documents

World History in Documents
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0814740472
ISBN 13: 9780814740477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History in Documents Book Review:

While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearns’s best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas. World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
Author: Bruce Cole,Adelheid M. Gealt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1991-12-15
ISBN 10: 0671747282
ISBN 13: 9780671747282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art of the Western World Book Review:

Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

Guide to Art

Guide to Art
Author: Sandro Sproccati
Publsiher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1992-09-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028485046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Art Book Review:

A reference guide to artists and artistic movements from the Renaissance to the present includes reproductions of important works and a section on the world's most important museums and their holdings

The Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 1455565350
ISBN 13: 9781455565351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Show The Book Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Jon Rosenblatt
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1469648148
ISBN 13: 9781469648149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath Book Review:

The author shows how Plath's remarkable lyric dramas define a private ritual process. The book deals with the emotional material from which Plath's poetry arises and the specific ritual transformations she dramatizes. It covers all phases of Plath's poetry, closely following the development of image and idea from the apprentice work through the last lyrics of Ariel. The critical method stays close to the language of the poems and defines Plath's struggle toward maturity. Originally published in 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Work Mate Marry Love

Work Mate Marry Love
Author: Debora L. Spar
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 0374716218
ISBN 13: 9780374716219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Mate Marry Love Book Review:

A crucial guide to life before—and after—Tinder, IVF, and robots. What will happen to our notions of marriage and parenthood as reproductive technologies increasingly allow for newfangled ways of creating babies? What will happen to our understanding of gender as medical advances enable individuals to transition from one set of sexual characteristics to another, or to remain happily perched in between? What will happen to love and sex and romance as our relationships migrate from the real world to the Internet? Can people fall in love with robots? Will they? In short, what will happen to our most basic notions of humanity as we entangle our lives and emotions with the machines we have created? In Work Mate Marry Love, Harvard Business School professor and former Barnard College president Debora L. Spar offers an incisive and provocative account of how technology has transformed our intimate lives in the past, and how it will do so again in the future. Surveying the course of history, she shows how marriage as we understand it resulted from the rise of agriculture, and that the nuclear family emerged with the industrial revolution. In their day, the street light, the car, and later the pill all upended courtship and sex. Now, as we enter an era of artificial intelligence and robots, how will our deepest feelings and attachments evolve? In the past, the prevailing modes of production produced a world dominated by heterosexual, mostly-monogamous, two-parent families. In the future, however, these patterns are almost certain to be reshaped, creating entirely new norms for sex and romance, and for the construction of families and the raising of children. Steering clear of both techno-euphoria and alarmism, Spar offers a bold and inclusive vision of how our lives might be changed for the better.

The Eagle and the Swan

The Eagle and the Swan
Author: Carol Strickland
Publsiher: Echo Point Books & Media
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781635617719
ISBN 13: 1635617715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eagle and the Swan Book Review:

Famed for her stirring "Leda and the Swan" performance in the Imperial Palaces, a beautiful dancer changes the course of history. The soldier and the swan dancer join on a treacherous path to power that leads all the way to the throne. The events that ensue, amid the struggles and politics of a society in flux, leave a city in ruins.

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rizzoli Publications
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0847859088
ISBN 13: 9780847859085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andrew Wyeth Book Review:

The major paintings of iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) presented together in an accessible volume. Andrew Wyeth is an essential introduction to the enduring masterworks of this profoundly popular American artist. Published on the occasion of the centennial of the artist’s birth, this handsome book highlights works spanning the entirety of the artist’s seven-decade career painting the landscapes and people he knew in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he lived, and in Maine, where he summered. Many of his most important landscapes and portraits were created in and around his Chadds Ford studio, now part of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, with which Andrew Wyeth was intimately connected since its founding in 1971. A short introduction provides an overview of his life, and descriptive captions contextualize some fifty of the artist’s finest and most beloved paintings, including Pennsylvania Landscape (1942), Wind from the Sea (1947), Christina’s World (1948), Trodden Weed (1951), Roasted Chestnuts (1956), Braids (1977), and Pentecost (1989). Readers will also be treated to works previously unseen, such as Betsy’s Beach (2006) and Crow Tree (2007).

Color this Book New York City

Color this Book  New York City
Author: Abbi Jacobson
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 9781452117331
ISBN 13: 1452117330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color this Book New York City Book Review:

From co-star and co-creator of Comedy Central's Broad City, Abbi Jacobson! Featuring over 30 illustrations by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson, this coloring book captures the charm and personality of bustling New York City—from cultural attractions and historic sites to quirky shops and everyday street scenes. A great keepsake for visitors and NY natives of all ages, Color this Book offers hours of coloring fun. Includes Artichoke Pizza, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, City Bakery, Greenwich Village, the High Line, the Statue of Liberty, and more!