Art History, Revised Second Edition, Volume II 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0131455290
ISBN-10: 013145529X
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In a very short time, Marilyn Stokstad's Art History has become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. It has transformed the way the field of art history is perceived and experienced. Engaging, accessible, and, just as important, fun, Art History gives today's readers cultural and social context for art along with eloquent visual explanations of art's special qualities and particular vocabularies. Its animated and clear narrative tells the many-sided story of art, starting with the earliest prehistoric paintings and sculpture through today's wildly varying works in new mediums.

In addition to offering an outstanding collection of color illustrations, Art History features glorious maps, chronologies, and scores of labeled line drawings and architectural plans. Special essays called "The Object Speaks" offer tantalizing insights on topics such as authenticity, patronage, and artistic intention.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest in scholarship, this Revised Second Edition features even more works in color and more newly cleaned or restored works. Many works of art are completely new to the book, including a wall painting from Chauvet cave, a page from the Morgan Library Picture Bible, Bronzino's Allegory with Venus and Cupid, Claude Lorrain's Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, and Courbet's The Stone Breakers, among many others. The addition of cutting edge contemporary artists Jeff Wall and Jennifer Steinkampt, and architect Daniel Libeskind bring present-day currency to the book's scope. More attention has been paid to the art and culture of the Islamic world and specifically the Ottoman Empire.

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (July 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013145529X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131455290
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.4 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By uncletwinkie on April 16, 2014
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By now this is an old edition so this review may be all but irrelevant, but, having recently been given this edition of Vol 2 of Art History, I would at least like to warm prospective buyers that the images on the CD are of surprisingly poor quality, The resolution is bad and the photos - of buildings, statues, etc. are mostly extremely amatuer and quite lacking in appeal.
Although I haven't yet examined the book, it looks good. The images are far more well done, with much better resolution, than the CD.
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By cbmk on December 29, 2013
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Pros:
very detailed
many pictures and explinations

cons
for a multi art movement book, a little too lengthy in some places
a little too concise in some places.

sum up: great learning tool, but only to add upon teachings.
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By Gabriella on October 2, 2013
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A very instructive author! This textbook is filled with all the details one needs for research on every artistic epoch. It isn't hard to read and get into, especially with the relevant side notes and pictures.
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Excellent color photographs of the greatest works of art from Rennisance to the Seventeenth century. couple that with a desire to learn and you have a great tool.
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By Pen Name on May 28, 2014
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I needed this book for my art history class, it came in great condition, good price and it came on time.
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By Traci on February 25, 2015
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Great price-college art history class-fast shipping
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I love this and volume 1
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By ALEXANDER KWARTENG on November 20, 2014
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