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Art History (5th Edition) Hardcover – January 16, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0205873470 ISBN-10: 0205873472 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1240 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (January 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205873472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205873470
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 2.6 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“An excellent resource accessible to first-year and other students, but full of information to keep all readers interested through excellent writing and examples. It is beautifully illustrated and the electronic support is superb.”

    - William Ganis, Wells College

 

“Thorough, thought-provoking...Excellent imagery and great plans and photos of architecture.”

    - Elizabeth Olton, The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

“Stokstad/Cothren offers students access to knowledge about global art and its historical contexts while presenting information in a manner that will entice students to actually want to learn more.”

    - Eleanor Moseman, Colorado State University

 

“Comprehensive. Intelligent, yet accessible for students. Provides strong historical and geographical context and framework for the students, as well as detailed analyses of works of art from cultures around the globe.”

    - Deborah Haynes, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

“Good historical overview, good quality images (including those available for us digitally – thank you), excellent digital resources.”

    - Denise Budd, Bergen Community College

 

About the Author

Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Women’s Caucus for Art. In 1997, she was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College. She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has also served in various leadership capacities at the University’s Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Michael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Art at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Coordinator of Medieval Studies and Chair of the Humanities Division.  Since arriving at Swarthmore in 1978, he has taught specialized courses on Medieval, Roman, and Islamic art and architecture, as well as seminars on visual narrative and on theory and method, but he particularly enjoys teaching the survey to Swarthmore beginners.  His research and publications focus on French Gothic art and architecture, most recently in a book on the stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral entitled Picturing the Celestial City.  Michael is a consultative curator at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the International Center of Medieval Art and as President both of the American Committee of the International Corpus Vitrearum and of his local school board. When not teaching, writing, or pursuing art historical research, you can find him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By RedReplicant VINE VOICE on January 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I've been, along with most of the other Art History professors at my local universities, using Stokstad for many years. It's a well illustrated and understandable text with an excellent overview of Western art. However, the project seems to have run into some difficulty in the last several years, regarding our increasing need to broaden the survey field.

When I was an undergraduate, Survey simply meant learning about Western art and its influences from pre-history through the late twentieth century. Since then, it's become more important for our undergrads to understand that Western art isn't the only tradition worth studying and considering, and that our modern influences lie across the globe rather than in a direct and exclusive line of descent from Kritios Boy. Stokstad and Cothren make a valiant effort to include a balanced selection, but the format resists their attempts. What they've done is to insert non-Western art as chapters sprinkled here and there in the narrative - a narrative which otherwise reads as a relatively smooth progression from ancient to modern. It reads as incredibly disjointed, especially approaching the second half of the book. For example, there is a chapter on African art right in the early modern section that samples medieval (way before what we were studying in the last few weeks) up through postmodern (which we hadn't even approached)! My students found this jarring as they attempted to mentally construct a time line for themselves.

What makes this worse is that the authors make this mini survey of non-Western art a habit that takes place in almost every non-Western chapter. This is true for NONE of the Western chapters and the departure makes it difficult to contextualize or view the timeline in any constructive way.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By SourMath on January 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Any Teacher who uses these over priced books are scamming students out of their money along hand in hand with the publishing companies.

A PDF costing $80 to rent? $150 dollars for the book when the last edition cost FIVE times less. Are these newer books Five times larger? Did History magically change Five times as much? NO! If A teacher needs a book to make up questions and assignments then why are they teaching? Teachers set up these classes because they are contracted to. If the teacher doesn't go around and reformat their entire class every single time a new book comes along they are not and should not hold a job. Education system is not like and should not be treated like a consumer industry.

A 500 year old painting doesn't need a revision. And most of the information in this book could easily be found online, FOR FREE.
It's about time college students stop letting this horrible scam continue. My forced prerequisite courses all have 150$+ books, My actual main degree courses books cost $20-$50 because the teachers have not been forced by the school and publishers to use these over priced textbooks. The Internet has all the info these books can provide and ever will provide because they are HISTORY Books.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lily groot on September 16, 2013
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I got the hardbound version, and I love it. It is a gorgeous, useful, and just all around awesome book. If you plan on taking lots of art courses in college, this is definitely what I'd recommend.
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Great book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Jack on April 8, 2014
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Totally disappointed in the shipping.As a student my textbook was delivered and then sent back.I have no idea why this happened because there are many students here at my school that order books through amazon. I guess I will try again but I was in a bind at the time I purchased this textbook.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Only Because of the Grace of God on October 18, 2014
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I appreciate the illustrations they are very good for the course. This book is huge and very heavy...thank God I don't have to carry this book to class. This review is in my daughter's words...
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