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Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach 4th Edition

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"I was thrilled to read the text! I believe art is best appreciated by students if it is thematic because that is how the students have been exposed to art so far in their lives. I love the thematic approach. I think non-western arts and cultures are well represented throughout the textbook. Women and gender issue are addressed directly and clearly, in culturally appropriate manner." -- Aditi Samarth, Richland College

"The most difficult aspect of Art Apprec is placement of concepts into history. What I love about this book is the format of grouping art into subjects: 'food, shelter, etc.,' which immediately makes the topics more digestible and less intimidating." -- Lynn Peters, Moraine Valley Community College

About the Author

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 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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (February 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111343799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111343798
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This product said it would come with a course mate access code and it did not. I was forced to buy one for the class, and it cost another hundred dollars to purchase from the publisher's website. I was very unsatisfied.
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I purchased this book because it was required for my college course of art appreciation. It was an online course and I was able to pass this class by having this book. It was also way cheaper than my college bookstore and other online sites.
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Enjoyed the text that will be kept. A super resource with detailed explanations and graphics of various art types. While not an art major but one who does enjoy art in its various forms, found the text to be well worth the investment. Expect to refer to it in the future when questions arise.
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I like how the book has a wide variety of art pieces from different places and different time periods however I feel that it could explain some of the art styles a little better and provide some more examples, although it is good overall.
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Bought specifically because it advertised an access card. I understand there's a chance they might not come with it, if so DON'T advertise it. Code costs more than the book itself, almost twice as much.
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There was no mention of water damage or that pages were torn, just that it was in used. Used books can be in good condition or they can be in bad condition. I paid over a hundred dollors and when I got my book some of the pages were stuck together so they are damaged with parts that are not legible. I don't think I got what I paid for and this is for my class, that I also had to pay for. I don't think that I will go this route again.
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I rented this book for my grandson in college. I liked how the booked was shipped in time for his class and the price of the rental. To buy the book would have cost me a fortune. This was the first time I rented a book, and I will rent again when necessary.
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This product is advertised with the access card, but I didn't receive one.This is extremely misleading since you aren't exactly getting what you pay for, don't get this if you need the access card. If not, still don't rent it since you can probably get it cheaper by renting a standalone book that doesn't advertise the card.
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