Understanding Art
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Author : Lois Fichner-Rathus


624 Pages  Paperback 

11th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013

©2017 , Published

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UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage across the chronological and geographical spectrum. This 11th edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, graphic design, and conceptual art, as well as a new... more


This edition is available on MindTap®, the first image-led educational software for art that keeps the core content--the artwork--at the forefront of study. This highly customizable and interactive, image-first digital experience encourages students to discover the history and meaning of art with a ... more

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Non-Western art is integrated into each art history chapter, under the heading "The Wider World." For example, Chapter 15, "Classical Art," includes sections on Buddhism, Hinduism, and Pre-Columbian art. Chapter 17, "The Renaissance," includes discussion of the Mughal Empire in India, the Ming Dynas... more