This book is ideal as an introductory reader for people about to study Art History or thinking about it, or for people who enjoy looking at art and have a strong interest but feel they could gain more from looking if they understood more.
This book is ideal as an introductory reader for people about to study Art History or thinking about it, or for people who enjoy looking at art and have a strong interest but feel they could gain more from looking if they understood more.The basic aims of the book are:- to offer a succinct, up-to-date and relevant introduction to Art History for the general reader.- to provide an accessible introduction to different ways of looking at and understanding paintings: form, social and historical contexts, representation of gender, psychology of the artist at the time of painting, etc.- to provide a reference for key terms and definitions in Art History for those new to the subject.- to offer ways of seeing and interpreting paintings in a gallery/museum context.Using painting as the basis for example and exploration, the book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, other than a willingness to look and consider some of the ideas and perpectives it puts forward.The 16-page colour section and black-and-white images and illustrations have been carefully selected and cross-referenced to support the text.This book will encourage and guide you to different ways of exploring the visual and intertpreting art, so you get more out of any course of study or visits to galleries and museums.
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About Grant Pooke
Grank Pooke:Grant Pooke teaches Art History at the University of Kent where heis programme director of the part-time open entry BA programme. He haspreviously worked as an Associate Tutor for the Open University and forthe Kent Institute of Art & Design.Graham Whitham:After studying Graphic Design at Manchester College of Art, Graham Whitham studied for an MA and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art. He was Head of Art and Art History at a college of further education in outer London, organised and taught various adult courses, and contributed to the art history programme at the University of Sussex. He was also Chief Examiner for GCE A level History of Art for ten years.At present he is an Associate Lecturer in History of Art for the Open University, teaches History of Art and Architecture on the part-time degree course at the University of Kent, Art and Design History at Hastings College of Arts and Technology, and contributes to the art teaching at Battle Abbey School in East Sussex. He also lectures to various art groups and organisations.
Table of Contents
What is art?; judging by appearances - formalist approaches to art; beyond the picture frame - art in context; art today - contemporary ways of looking; art in the galleries - spectacle and display; an ABC/survey of sources; a guide to major galleries.
Teach Yourself Art History by Grant Pooke
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