The Resource The visual arts : a history, Hugh Honour & John Fleming

The visual arts : a history, Hugh Honour & John Fleming

Label
The visual arts : a history
Title
The visual arts
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Honour & John Fleming
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume, The Visual Arts: A History presents art as an integrated dimension of human activity. With insight and elegance, it offers an authoritative, balanced, and stimulating account of the arts - ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some 30,000 years ago to contemporary installation pieces by Jenny Holzer and Gary Hill. The scope is international, including the art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The fine arts are represented, of course, by painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography. But so are other arts: textiles, coins, pottery, enamels, gold and silver work, Earth and Land Art, Body and Video Art, to name a few. Authors Hugh Honour and John Fleming, two of this century's most esteemed art historians, explore the purpose and meaning of art in ways that challenge conventional ideas about "progress" and aesthetic enjoyment. They show how art can give pleasure and also deepen our self-knowledge. They guide us in understanding the visual arts' role in maintaining beliefs, practicing rituals, and transmitting moral and social codes. On the practical side, their text presents a sound account of techniques and methods of painting, building, and sculpting, and it explains the basic tools of the visual arts, such as color and perspective systems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Honour, Hugh
Index
index present
LC call number
N5300
LC item number
.H68 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1919-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fleming, John
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  • Art
  • Art
Label
The visual arts : a history, Hugh Honour & John Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in 1995 in the United Kingdom by Laurence King Publishing under the title: A world history of art"−T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before history -- The early civilizations -- Developments across the continents -- The Greeks and their neighbours -- Hellenistic and Roman art -- Buddhism and Far Eastern art -- Early Christian and Byzantine art -- Early Islamic art -- Medieval Christendom -- The fifteenth century in Europe -- The sixteenth century in Europe -- The Americas, Africa and Asia -- The seventeenth century in Europe -- Enlightenment and liberty -- Romanticism to realism -- Eastern traditions -- Impressionism to post-impressionism -- Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania -- Art from 1900 to 1919 -- Between the two world wars -- Post-war to post-modern -- Towards the third millennium
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xxxii, 864 pages
Isbn
9780810939288
Lccn
94013937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30356443
  • (OCoLC)ocm30356443
Label
The visual arts : a history, Hugh Honour & John Fleming
Publication
Note
"Published in 1995 in the United Kingdom by Laurence King Publishing under the title: A world history of art"−T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before history -- The early civilizations -- Developments across the continents -- The Greeks and their neighbours -- Hellenistic and Roman art -- Buddhism and Far Eastern art -- Early Christian and Byzantine art -- Early Islamic art -- Medieval Christendom -- The fifteenth century in Europe -- The sixteenth century in Europe -- The Americas, Africa and Asia -- The seventeenth century in Europe -- Enlightenment and liberty -- Romanticism to realism -- Eastern traditions -- Impressionism to post-impressionism -- Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania -- Art from 1900 to 1919 -- Between the two world wars -- Post-war to post-modern -- Towards the third millennium
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xxxii, 864 pages
Isbn
9780810939288
Lccn
94013937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30356443
  • (OCoLC)ocm30356443

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