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Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art

Art History 101... Without the Exams: Looking Closely at Objects from the History of Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Labatt, Annie Montgomery

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  • Pub Date
    10 Jan 23

Have you ever found art museums intimidating and art history a baffling mix of periods, names, and styles? Annie Labatt's Art History 101 aims to remove this inaccessibility issue in the art world by breaking the history of art down into twenty accessible lessons, each built arou...nd a single, canonical piece considered a masterpiece from its era. Beginning with prehistoric cave drawings and Greek statues; continuing through the Gothic, Byzantine, Baroque, and the Renaissance movements; and concluding with the Impressionist work of Monet and Picasso, Labatt asks us to consider each work and think about the artist who created it and what they wanted us to see. She frames our understanding of the historical and social context of the piece as well as the background of the artist and, in many cases, the patron who commissioned it. Each period and its discussion stands alone and lends itself to be read individually and in no particular order. From the tiniest of details to the broadest cultural implications and meanings, Art History 101 helps us see why these works of art are considered masterpieces. In completing the full course, one sees how each piece contributes to a larger portrait--the full narrative of art history through the ages.
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ISBN 9781595348784
Released NZ 10 Jan 2023
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781595348784
Stock Release date is 10 January 2023
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Imprint Trinity University Press,U.S.
Released 10 Jan 2023
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Labatt, Annie Montgomery
Category The Arts: General Issues
History Of Art: Pre-History
Baroque art
History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Reference Works
Number of Pages 536
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code 709
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade