Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach

  • AUTHORS: Margaret Lazzari; Dona Schlesier
  • ISBN-13: 9781285858166 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 512 Pages  Paperback 
  • 5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012
  • ©2016     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Making art relevant to students' everyday lives, EXPLORING ART: A GLOBAL, THEMATIC APPROACH, 5E provides a solid foundation of art basics and then presents art from Western and non-Western cultures through themes such as religion, power and politics, sexuality, mind and body, mortality and immortality, nature and technology, and entertainment and visual culture. This thematic approach to art appreciation keeps students fully engaged in the study of art. "Art Experiences" features in every chapter and an all-new Chapter 15, "Art in Your Life," draw explicit connections between art and students' lives, illustrating how art is all around us as well as providing suggestions for interacting with art. Timelines with thumbnail images help students easily draw chronological connections between works, and detailed world maps illustrate geographical relevance. In addition to new works, the fifth edition offers expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the globe. Also available with the fifth edition, MindTap™ equips students with the ultimate personal learning experience through an interactive eBook, digital activities, author videos for each chapter, apps, and more. EXPLORING ART gives students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

Features

  • EXPLORING ART's engaging global and thematic approach allows for full integration of non-Western traditions throughout the book, giving students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and around the world.
  • Chapters in Part I present art foundations to equip students with the necessary vocabulary and knowledge to fully engage with the thematic coverage in Part II. Themes in Part II fall into four categories: survival and beyond, religion, the state, and self and society. These themes allow the authors to place art in a variety of contexts, which gives students a sense of the diversity of meanings possible in a single work.
  • Helping reinforce important concepts, the popular "Connection" boxes found throughout the text cross-reference related works, artists, cultures, ideas, and themes.
  • "History Focus" boxes begin each thematic chapter in Part II, with summaries of world history events and developments in religions, technology, and social structures. The boxes put chapter material into context, providing an integration of art with historical developments.
  • Timelines in all ten thematic chapters vividly illustrate the visual progression of historical events and cultural trends.
  • Presented at the start of the thematic chapters, World Art Maps help students trace historical developments and locate the geographic origins of artwork.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Margaret Lazzari

    Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose books include Art and Design Fundamentals and The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist. An active artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.

  • Dona Schlesier

    Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now Professor Emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ART.
1. Art and Art Making.
2. The Language of Art and Architecture.
3. Media.
4. Deriving Meaning.
Part II: WHY DO WE MAKE ART?
Section 1. Survival and Beyond.
5. Food and Shelter.
6. Reproduction and Sexuality.
Section 2. Religion.
7. Deities and Places of Worship.
8. Mortality and Immortality.
Section 3. The State.
9. Power, Politics, and Glory.
10. Social Protest/Affirmation.
Section 4. Self and Society.
11. The Body.
12. Race, Gender, Clan, and Class.
13. Nature, Knowledge, and Technology.
14. Entertainment and Visual Culture.
15. Art in Your Life.

New to this Edition

  • NEW Chapter Opener Videos: Available on MindTap™ for EXPLORING ART, brief videos feature the authors addressing key concepts of the chapter and answering the question "Why do these ideas and artworks matter in everyday life?"
  • NEW "Art Experiences" Activities: Featured in each chapter, engaging "Art Experiences" help students relate their daily lives and experiences to art and art making. Students are prompted to create artwork in various media that relate to themes or concepts discussed in the chapter.
  • NEW Chapter 15: "Art in Your Life" demonstrates how students can put into action all that they have learned in their art appreciation course and makes explicit connections between their daily lives and the art around them.
  • Major Revisions to Chapter 1: "Art and Art Making" combines and condenses discussions previously presented in Chapters 1 and 5, examining definitions of art as well as how it is described and classified and how it acts as a part of our culture.
  • Redesigned Timelines: Now with a horizontal orientation, the timelines include additional thumbnail images so that students can more easily draw chronological connections between works. A fully interactive timeline is available on MindTap™, allowing students to examine the chronology of multiple themes at once.
  • More Detailed Maps: Opening each theme chapter, enhanced world maps now contain more geographically situated images.
  • NEW Artwork: EXPLORING ART features new works by such artists as Tomatsu Shomei, Cindy Sherman, Doris Salcedo, George Rickey, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Hans Holbeing, James McNeill Whistler, Paul Klee, Giorgio de Chirico, Kay Sage, and Alexander Calder.
  • More Contemporary Artists: The fifth edition's expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the globe includes Julie Mehretu, Zaha Hadid, Ai Weiwei, Banksy, Anish Kapoor, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Do Ho Suh, Korczak Ziolkowski, and Marina Abramovic.
  • MindTap™ for EXPLORING ART provides an interactive digital experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook with note-taking capability, "zoomable" versions of images included within the text, numerous videos, image flashcards, an interactive timeline, quizzes and critical thinking questions, and more. Highly customizable, MindTap™ allows you to easily add your own images, videos, links, articles, activities, quizzes, and more. The text's instructor resources contain dynamic lecture tools that will save you time in preparing for class. Available assets include a Digital Image Library; premade chapter lecture slide decks; and a chapter-by-chapter guide to teaching art appreciation with a global, thematic focus.

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Teacher Components

  • ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)
    A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.
    Price = 41.75

Student Supplements

  • ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)
    A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.
    Price = 41.75

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