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Prebles' Artforms with MyArtsLab, 10th Edition 10th (tenth) edition by Patrick Frank published by Prentice Hall (2011) [Paperback]


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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
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The book is very informative.
robert d. zebrasky
This book is a great resource to use for art classes.
Terri Conway
I love that I can put my notes in between each page.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Heather Wiedemann on September 19, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is being used for an art class,the only real problem is the description lead me to believe that it came with the "myartslab" access key. So a week and $90 something dollars plus shipping later, I find out that it did not contain the access code... Leading me to have to purchase the access code a week after I ordered the book for another $40 plus dollars. I could have purchased it at the campus bookstore for a little less and had it when the class started. This is one purchase from amazon that I'm not happy with.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Guilherme M. Yazbek on May 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
It is very similar to previous editions, and it is most definitely not worth the price the publisher charges. Its the old scheme (Lets add a chapter and some pictures and charge 120 $ for some book we invested a decade ago and recovered our loses a long time ago)

I felt like this book ignored classical artists and instead put the focus on some random contemporary (still alive) artists, who did very little in term of accomplishments. Granted this book is used as an introduction to art, but it is an inaccurate introduction, at an inflated price. It still puzzles me why some universities make use of it. Students should be learning the origins of art and the reasons for its developments in different parts of the world, not examples on how some popular artists do art today in America.

Thats it, thats what I was trying to review: The examples are horrible, the material itself is ok.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Streib on March 8, 2012
Format: Loose Leaf
As with the other person's review, I too liked the book. Plus the "A la carte" design makes it easy to take just a few pages around with me.
I have nothing against the book's authors or publisher, so please keep that in mind as you read my later paragraphs. In review of the book itself, there's a chance some of you might find the vocabulary a bit daunting, as the juxtapositions of elongated words are at times unique. I on the other hand rather enjoyed the author's free use of a diverse lexicon. Though I'm pretty sure imact (p132) is a typographical error for impact, unless maybe the author is using an artistic license liberally.

But as the other reviewer discovered; the "myartslab" codes-DO NOT WORK-and are useless, unless your instructor takes part in them.
The code I received was new, unused, and I also had used a lab code for another book before without problems. For this book however Pearson, the online source company, requires that instructors take part in order to utilize the content at all, period, end of story. Because my instruct does not, I had no instructor "course code" and hence the "student code" was useless. Even though much of the online content has little to do with the instructors. The codes are already only good for one year, for which I also see no logical reasoning.

I contacted Pearson directly about their online content. They weren't even friendly, then suggested it was completely the seller's fault-utter nonsense. The packaging for the code says nothing at all on the outside about requiring the instructor ID code to operate, rather it does explain so on the inside-after-you break the seal. All I wanted was to listen to the prerecorded audio files, (the code offers) so why am I denied access to those files after buying their product?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By westshop on December 26, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When you buy this book it comes with a internet study guide to help you understand the art pieces if you need a little extra help, however they want to charge you 100.00 more for an access code that you should get when buying the book new. I contacted Amazon thinking that the card fell out of the book because I didn't get mine, they quickly sent me a new book and it too did not have the card in it. I contacted Prebles letting them know that the books were published without the card and they just told me to buy the access code....
I just paid 130.00 for the book, which included the code. They didn't care at ALL.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joojoobee on August 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
Don't put only half of Ogata Korin's Cranes in your book and try to do a formal analysis of it.

When teaching people about formal analysis, you can't just describe half the painting! Eesh!

There are two parts to Ogata Korin's Cranes piece. Their analysis of this piece seems subjective and odd.

Also, putting Africa, the Americas and the indigenous people of Australia all in one chapter... fail.

Esp. when you dedicated multiple chapters to western art history.

It is a good book though to teach college students to question the validity and bias of what they are reading.

Also, to question the idea of art as something that will lift your spirits, which I feel is the angle this book takes.

Often it describes art as something that will give you positive feelings, but sometimes effective makes you mad, or agitated, or confused.

Also the definition of creativity is ridiculous! Ugh!

But, alas, they do have many interesting artists in the book. I just think that if you removed the fluffy language and let the students decide how they want to define and understand art, instead of trying to push this feel good idea on them, it would be a much more effective book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By deltalady on July 11, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I rented this book from Amazon for a summer course. This is the way to go for students on a tight budget. The book's condition was perfect and came to me on time.
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