Art History, Volume 2 (4th Edition)

September 10, 2019 - Comment

ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market.  These hallmarks make ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art.    This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration

ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market.  These hallmarks make ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art. 

 

This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers (Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren) who share a common vision that survey courses on the history of art should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts. 

 

Like its predecessors, this new edition seeks to balance formal and iconographic analysis with contextual art history in order to craft interpretations that will engage a diverse student population.  Throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.

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Anonymous says:

Purchased for a class…but keeping this for reference. I took two Art History classes that used these books, volume 1 and 2.I’ve kept both of them and am re-reading them and looking through them long after finishing those classes.After buying these I found that for the same price you can get a version of these volumes that comes with either a CD or access to materials on-line (I’ve forgotten which)…so look for that if you are planning a purchase.Otherwise these books are generally well laid out and have a…

Anonymous says:

Interesting book! Bought this for my art history class. Comes with MyArtsLab which is really helpful for studying. It includes an online audio book and online flash cards to learn vocabulary words and images. I, overall, really like the book and kept it instead of selling it to the university co-op. I bought it online unbound for much cheaper than the co-op was selling it for and I could have made some money from selling it back but I liked the book and it’s images too much to give it up. I still refer to it…

Anonymous says:

Interesting Text, but Hard to Read I think that Art History can be just as interesting as any other discipline, but I have always found it very difficult to follow. The images are great, but the text is a little all over. Though you can infer what the main points are in the text (relating to periods of art), I wish that this would better outline them. This said, this is an interesting book and was delivered in a timely manner.

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