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The Art Lover's Almanac By H.D. Hume

The Art Lover's Almanac

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Contains information about art history, famous paintings and artists, art terminology, different art mediums, what people will pay for art, where to find works of art, and more.
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The Art Lover's Almanac: Serious Trivia for the Novice and the Connoisseur by H.D. Hume

If you are an art lover - novice or connoisseur - "The Art Lover's Almanac" is your easy-to-use guide to the world of art history, famous paintings, art terminology, folk art, great museums, art collecting, and more. You'll want to keep the "Almanac" handy to browse in your spare moments, to use as a comprehensive reference book, to look up interesting facts, and to enhance your appreciation of the world of art. "The Art Lover's Almanac" is divided into eleven chapters that include lists of information, suggestions, little-known facts, definitions, illustrations, and quotations.'About Arts' offers information about fakes and forgeries, great art thefts, auction knowledge, and 25 great art magazines. 'art history and appreciation' includes topics such as art and culture 35,000 B.C. to present, the aesthetics of art, well-known women artists, and contemporary paintings. 'Art From Many Cultures' presents a wide range of information including Greek historical periods, 50 major African American artists, crafts created throughout Mexico, and Islamic art. 'Naive, Folk, And Outsider Art' contains facts about universal folk art and crafts, famous folk art environments, major arts and crafts festivals, and national heritage fellows of America. 'Applied Design And Fine Crafts' includes a broad range of topics such as 100 design icons of the twentieth century: museums emphasizing glass collections; textile and fiber arts; and master craftspersons of the twentieth century.'Museums To Visit Around The world' presents suggestions and information about: how to visit a museum, historic American homes open as museums, American museum towns, and major museums of the world. 'Prints and Drawings' includes a wealth of information on looking at prints: drawing terms, artists noted for their drawings, and collecting prints. 'Paintings and Painters' features: terms used in decorative painting techniques, great themes in painting, old masters, and timeline: discoveries in pigment. 'Sculpture' provides facts about famous sculptures, earthworks, past and present, looking at sculpture, public art, and 100 sculptures. 'Architecture' includes information on frank Lloyd Wright places you can visit, great places of worship, spaces for living, and American covered bridges. 'Photography' contains facts about what makes a photo a masterpiece, types of photography, 75 master photographers, and digital artists.

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About H.D. Hume


Helen D. Hume is an artist and educator. She has taught art in international schools in Belgium and South America as well as art history, painting, ceramics, crafts, photography, and sculpture in a large school district in Missouri. Hume is the author of five books, including two art history books for art educators, and numerous articles for professional magazines.

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The Art Lover's Almanac: Serious Trivia for the Novice and the Connoisseur by H.D. Hume
H.D. Hume
J-B Ed: Book of Lists
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2003-08-28
832
0787967149
9780787967147
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