From Abacus to Zeus A Handbook of Art History

From Abacus to Zeus A Handbook of Art History
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130197283
  • ISBN: 0130197289
  • Edition: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR


Pierce, James


Included in this edition: table of parallel illustrations in Stokstad's Art History (Revised Edition), Hartt's Art (Fourth Edition), Gardner's Art Through the Ages (Eleventh Edition), and Janson's History of Art (Sixth Edition) additional iconographical entries and examples update of previous entries relating to ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art expanded chronology of painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects with phonetic pronunciations index, including terms and subjects defined with major entriesA comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, this handbook, which can stand alone as a brief reference text, defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual arts. The handbook places art terms, processes, and principles in historical contexts with references to more than 1,200 illustrations in the Janson text. Among its many features, this handbook: offers a dictionary of terms, processes, and principles, together with an extensive discussion of basic perceptual concepts and fundamentals of visual literacy presents a dictionary of the iconography of ancient art covers Christian subjects and their iconography in chronological order focuses on Christian symbols and attributes of saints provides a more complete, systematic treatment of the media, techniques, processes, and visual principles than explored in the standard art survey texts includes maps and line drawings to illustrate concepts in the textPierce, James is the author of 'From Abacus to Zeus A Handbook of Art History', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130197283 and ISBN 0130197289.

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