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by Marilyn Stokstad,Michael W. Cothren

  • Author: Marilyn Stokstad,Michael W. Cothren
  • ISBN: 0205790941
  • ISBN13: 978-0205790944
  • ePub: 1875 kb | FB2: 1893 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (July 17, 2010)
  • Pages: 296
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 606
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Art History Portable, Book 4: 14th-17th Century Art (4th Edition) ePub download

Ships from and sold by Digbooks. Michael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Art Department Chair, Coordinator of Medieval Studies, and Divisional Chair of the Humanities. 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.

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This is a brand new book at a great price. Author Marilyn Stokstad. Publication Year 2010.

Publication Year 2010. This is a brand new book at a great price.

Art History Portable Book 1 by Michael Cothren and Marilyn Stokstad (2013,.

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.

ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history surveytext onthe 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 artsare related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.

Art History Portable Edition offers exactly the same content as Art History, Fourth Edition but in smaller individual booklets for maximum student portability. The combined six segment set consists of four booklets that correspond to major periods in Western art and two that cover global art. Each book is available individually, making them ideal for courses focused on individual periods.

This textbook was required by a class and panicked when I saw the prices for buying it. Being able to rent it cut the price to a third and made it affordable. Had I realized the quality of the info and the readability of the text, I might have considered continuing the search for a cheaper used copy to purchase, rather than rent. $60 for a rental is a lot and most textbooks I've found are not worth that. This one would be worth buying for that price (but not the almost $300 a new one goes for). Because mine was used, it did not include the MyArtsLab disk. I could have purchased it for $100, but after discussing it with my professor, decided to take the risk that I might not have access to some info and risk a lower grade. She didn't think it would cost me more than a letter grade. She was right. I was able to use what was in the book to learn the material and write the thorough critiques/comparisons she expected for class.I had to do some small amount of Internet searching for the extra insights needed for some of the assignments, but I was able to easily find what I needed in the book, without the expensive "publisher's content" available with the MyArtsLab purchase. (I made an A!)
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 wealth of information on the various eras and subjects they cover.
A great read! Tons of information I haven't noticed until now. I knew only a fraction of the information before hand and this does a great job bridging it all together. Good for basic introduction into art history. For a master's program find something else.
Book came quickly, described accurately by vendor, just expensive for its size and I think it's part of the original volume, which I think is now split into three volumes, making it a bit more expensive. On the other hand, it's a good book, lots of pics and text anayzing the pics. I feel like I got my money's worth
This book offers a fascinating glimpse into a vast array of human cultures and the ways they have expressed themselves through art over millennia. After you read it, you may catch yourself evaluating what type of columns your local administrative buildings use, or recognizing technical terms in everyday places you never noticed before. It's quite an interesting jaunt through the little corners of humankind's creative history.

They need a thesaurus, though. You're going to see the word sumptuous about 10 times per chapter.
One of the nicest textbooks I have ever used! The text was interesting and very readable, the maps and history really added to the art. The only drawback, and it is a biggie in an art book, is the printing. The pictures of the subject art MUST be exactly of the piece being described. Fail!

Unfortunately the colors in this entire book are off. The described "midnight blue sky" is BLACK. "The lovely pink stone" is TAN. The "rich red of the tapesty" is ORANGE and I could go on. What I had to do was look up the works of art on my computer to see what they REALLY looked like. Such a shame when you have good, descriptive text on high quality thick pages.

It makes me wonder if the fact that this has a Pearson Art Lab available for it if they are not concerning themselves with the text and only making sure the electronic version is correct? That would be dirty pool for students such as myself who barely afford our text books and don't purchase the Pearson when it is optional.

On the plus side, this book came from URent and was advertised as used. I kid you not, this text book was absolutely pristine in condition, in fact it was far better than the "New" textbook I received from Amazon for another class. This book looked brand new when I received it and I can't say enough good things about URent.
I purchased this textbook when I was working on my Associates degree. It was a required material, but for once in my school career I actually really enjoyed the book. It was full of interesting information and beautiful artwork. I would definitely recommend this book for learning purposes.
Very interesting and informative textbook for learning about art history. I was required to purchase this book for a class I took while working on my Associates degree and I was actually impressed with the textbook, which lets be honest...that isn't usually the case. It is full of interesting information as well as beautiful artwork. I would definitely recommend this textbook for anyone who wants to learn more about art history.
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