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Foster critical thinking and visual literacy in the Art Appreciation course.
A World of Art fosters the critical thinking and visual literacy skills students need to understand art from around the globe. Noted author and educator Henry Sayre teaches students how to ask the right questions about the visual world that surrounds us, and to then respond meaningfully to the complexity of that world. New to the eighth edition, seven thematic chapters help students better identify and understand major themes of art—such as “the cycle of life” and “the body, gender, and identity”—that transcend different eras and regions.
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Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University—Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series A World of Art: Works in Progress, which aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including The Humanities; Writing About Art; The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams; The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.
Table of Contents
Part I – The Visual World: Understanding the Art You See
1. Discovering a World of Art
2. Developing Visual Literacy
Part II – The Formal Elements and Their Design: Describing the Art You See
4. Shape and Space
5. Light and Color
6. Texture, Time, and Motion
7. The Principles of Design
Part III – The Fine Arts Media: Learning How Art Is Made
11. Photography and Time-Based Media
13. The Craft Media
15. The Design Profession
Part IV – The Visual Record: Placing the Arts in Historical Context
16. The Ancient World
17. The Age of Faith
18. The Renaissance through the Baroque
19. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
20. From 1900 to the Present
Part V – The Themes of Art: Seeing Continuity and Change over Time
21. Spiritual Belief
22. The Cycle of Life
23. Love and Sex
24. The Body, Gender, and Identity
25. The Individual and Cultural Identity
27. Science, Technology, and the Environment