Experiencing Art Around Us by Thomas Buser


Experiencing Art Around Us by Thomas Buser

Learn to understand, judge and experience art with EXPERIENCING ART AROUND US and its accompanying CD-ROM. Buser examines the traditional visual media of painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as recent areas such as urban design and preservation, photography and film. Integrating Western and non-Western art, this textbook will expose you to a wide variety of artistic works from around the world and provides up-to-date coverage of the contemporary art scene. Analyzing a single work from four different points of view, EXPERIENCING ART AROUND US will give you a wider variety of study aids than any other text on the market. The ArtExperience CD-ROM that comes with your text contains studio art demonstrations, interactive exercises that explore the foundations of art, and image flashcards, ideal for preparing for tests.


Preface. Part I: The Nature of Art. 1. What is Art? 2. Subjects and Their Uses in Art. Part II: The Visual Elements. 3. Line, Shape, and Mass. 4. Light and Color. 5. Surface and Space. 6. Principles of Design. Part III: The Visual Arts. 7. Drawing. 8. Printmaking. 9. Painting. 10. Photography. 11. Film. 12. Sculpture. 13. Applications of Design. 14. Architecture. Part IV: History of World Art. 15. The Ancient World. 16. Expanding Horizons of World Art. 17. The Early Modern World: 1860 to 1940. 18. The Modern World: Since 1940. Part V: The Art World. 19. The Art World. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
544 pages


Thomas Buser
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Publication date

3rd April 2005



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