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  • Item #: 041033
    ISBN: 9781402736032
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    Whether you're looking for an introductory or refresher art history course, this book is an all-in-one guide that makes learning about the most important and influential works of art throughout history easy. The book is divided into four major sections, each with its own introduction providing background information about the circumstances and conditions that worked to shape the focus and techniques of art during the period. Over 350 full color illustrations of paintings, sculptures, and architecture are presented in chronological order covering artwork from the prehistoric era through the end of the 20th Century. Each image is accompanied by color-coded text (which allows the user to quickly determine where the particular piece was made geographically) highlighting the work of art's contribution to and importance to the development of art. Sidebars are scattered throughout providing further detail about major art movements, artistic breakthroughs, and individual artists. Contains some nudity. 8 ⅝" x 5 ⅝", 120 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 020183
    ISBN: 9780825142451
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  • Item #: 060631
    ISBN: 9780825165894
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    Turn extra classroom minutes into valuable learning time or use this as a way to easily work some art history into your homeschooling day without taking the time for a full program. 180 quick activities cover key artists (Giotto, El Greco, Dali, etc.), artistic styles (Rococo, surrealism, contemporary, etc.), and time periods (pre-historic, Roman, contemporary, etc.). Because the book is small (7.75" x 5.5"), you have to find another resource for viewing the paintings, but in the back, a list of websites is included to view the paintings/sculptures that go with the activities. Make that search part of the student's assignments! You will touch on everything from cave paintings to street graffiti as your students are asked compare the Roman Colosseum with modern sports arenas; describe/draw patterns & shapes found in an animal head carving in Norway; create an advertisement after looking at Toulouse Lautrec's use of text in his posters; and describe some of the themes in more modern photographs. Though recommended for middle grades, this can cross over into all ages with some creative discussions. Reproducible (though not perforated) or you can print copies off of the companion CD-ROM (included). Answer key in the back, 223 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 001931
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  • Item #: 071124
    ISBN: 9781483991498
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  • Item #: 071125
    ISBN: 9781497450677
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  • Item #: 064220
    ISBN: 9781942454106
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    Fashion design meets some basic art history in a creative set for your aspiring artiste! 5 sheets of clothing stencils pop in and out of the book for storage/use. See examples of rococo, impressionism, pointillism, cubism, abstract, art nouveau and more – then apply those styles to your own fashion designs. A spiral pad of 40 mannequins await your fashion flair! Includes stickers. 10.5x9.5”

  • Item #: 028825
    ISBN: 9781403487742
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  • Item #: 028823
    ISBN: 9781403487735
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  • Item #: 028827
    ISBN: 9781403487759
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  • Item #: 007278
    ISBN: 9780740768729
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    A whirlwind tour of art through the ages! Beginning with prehistoric art and concluding with post-modern art, this book covers over 100 artists from around the world and their unique styles of art. It is by no means your typical art textbook, as it is more of a "crash course" in art history. The book incorporates more than 300 illustrations (one-third in full-color) and provides succinct biographical essays regarding the different artists and the styles they represent. There are also informative sidebars and timelines to give you an even greater insight into each period of art history covered. Art forms discussed include cave paintings, architecture, sculptures, paintings in many different mediums, pottery, photography, and much, much more. Nudity is present in a small percentage of the pictures. A very visual, comprehensive overview for an older student to help them fully appreciate art in all forms. 208 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 028967
    ISBN: 9781403487780
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  • Item #: 020184
    ISBN: 9780825142468
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  • Item #: 024631
    ISBN: 9780486413501
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  • Item #: 031482
    ISBN: 9780486451275
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  • Item #: 001693
    ISBN: 9780486428949
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  • Item #: 025301
    ISBN: 9780794512231
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    This book introduces young children to art in a more or less chronological fashion, portraying some of the most famous paintings and giving background information on the artists that painted them. The book starts out with a short discussion about art in general and different kinds of paints (with pros and cons). Thirty famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keefe are discussed, detailing their lives, styles, inspirations, and works. Internet links are provided for additional online information. Please note that there are 3 illustrations containing nudity. 64 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 064284
    ISBN: 9780810994423
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    Five hundred pages of art history in a 5x6.5" book? What? Yes, it's true and I love it! Imagine a big beautiful coffee table style book, full of beautiful color photos arranged chronologically, that you can easily pick up and read. It is a comprehensive reference book with a helpful index in the back, perfect for adding to any art curriculum or even your world history program. Periods include pre- and early history (40,000-500 BCE); antiquity; late antiquity & the middle ages; renaissance; baroque; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century before 1945; and art after 1945. For families concerned about nudity, there are several statues and paintings depicting both males and females in various states of undress. I counted about 50 among the 900 images in the book. The variety of artists is outstanding. The text is interesting and very readable, and the information is factual and solid. For a student interested in art, this book is a must have. 512pp, pb (1.5" thick). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028282
    ISBN: 9781845072131
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    Item #: 048695
    ISBN: 9780756639723
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    When you take in the 600+ page count, the large trim size, and the glossy, full-color pages packed with gorgeous art reproductions, I feel that the price on this "coffee-table-quality" art book is extremely reasonable. After an opening chapter on looking at art and understanding basic art concepts (subject and composition, light and shade, etc.), the rest of the chapters progress chronologically from prehistory to the present day. Within each chapter specific geographical areas, cultures or artistic movements are covered. Most chapters focus on a group of artists that represent that time period or style, each with a short biography or biographical information and examples of their artwork. Often there are "closer looks" where the reader is invited to zoom in on a particular segment of a painting to appreciate a technique or a special feature. Occasionally, a themed page with a black background features a collection of works by different artists based around a similar subject, such as children or work. Like other DK books, the pages are packed with captioned full-color art reproductions. It's easy to believe that over 2,500 works are featured in this hefty volume! The art reproductions vary widely in size; some of them are page-size, while others take up only a few inches of space. Whether you use this as an art reference or a coffee table book, it's almost irresistible to browse. This has been a popular book around our office as well; its visual appeal is undeniable! One important note: although the book is an excellent reference, it is not geared specifically for children. There are plenty of nudes and partial nudes throughout the book. You will want to "edit" with sticky notes or selectively preview which pages you use with your children depending on their ages and your own family preferences. 612 pages, hc. - Jess

  • Item #: 042293
    ISBN: 9780794514525
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    This book could make a wonderful art program for younger students, incorporating both art appreciation and projects in a beautiful, easy to use format. The book features 22 impressive works of art from around the world and from a variety of periods. Each work is shown on a spread of pages along with a few short, interesting paragraphs of information about the work itself, the techniques used, and the artist who created it. Then you flip the page to see how you can imitate that work and style using simple materials and methods. For example, the first work highlighted is Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." After looking at the painting and reading about it, you turn to the next page, which has step-by-step directions to help you make your own swirly landscape using thick paints and a plastic fork. In six steps you go from drawing a simple landscape sketch, adding color, and using the fork to manipulate the paint into swirly patterns like those found in Van Gogh's painting. The end products are very attractive, and completing the projects will help students remember the distinctive styles of the artists they've studied. The projects pages are very colorful and offer beautiful illustrations of the finished projects to give students a visual aid. Throughout the 22 works/projects, students will be introduced to 3-D art, paintings, abstract art, prints, collages, Chinese brush painting, and other styles/types of art for a well-rounded but fun early art education. Hc, 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 024606
    ISBN: 9780486413549
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  • Item #: 024597
    ISBN: 9780486405988
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  • Item #: 024647
    ISBN: 9780486408323
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  • Item #: 024644
    ISBN: 9780486410777
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  • Item #: 033893
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    If you're looking for a fairly conservative, Christian overview of art history without additional art instruction, you'll want to take a look at this DVD set. In 12 lessons, author and Christian artist Barry Stebbing examines art masterpieces and great artists from a biblical perspective. Lessons include: "What is Art?," "The Second Commandment," "Early Christian Art," "Godly Periods of Art / Byzantine," "Christian Artists," "The Dark Ages / Monasteries," "The Gothic Period," "The Renaissance," "The Reformation," "French Neo-Classical Art," "American Artists," and "Other Artists and Styles." Each lesson runs approximately 15 minutes and is like sitting in an informative art lecture, with lots of examples of great masterpieces shown on-screen as they are discussed. Mr. Stebbing raises excellent questions and topics for the Christian and art lover to consider, and does a really nice job highlighting some Christian artists that you may not stumble across in a secular art appreciation book. Although recommended for ages 12 and up, (probably because the content is not likely to spark a young child's interest), the artwork depicted tends to be biblical in content and shows little nudity. In an area like art appreciation where many families feel like they must tread very carefully, it's refreshing to find a resource that emphasizes the Christian aspects of art. – Jess

  • Item #: 024594
    ISBN: 9780486403908
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  • Item #: 024604
    ISBN: 9780486410746
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  • Item #: 024632
    ISBN: 9780486415673
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