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The Art of Understanding Art : A Behind the Scenes Story.

Author/Creator:
Costache, Irina D.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Art -- Textbooks.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and other readers new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas and opinions about art and how to express them with confidence. Offers an inquiry-unique among introductory art texts-into the learning process of understanding and appreciating art Examines the multiple issues and processes essential to making, analyzing and evaluating art Uses cross-cultural examples to help readers develop comprehensive, yet personal, ways of looking at and thinking about art Includes an annotated glossary of the 'Art World', institutions and individuals that play a role in defining art as well as diagrams, textboxes callouts and other visual elements to highlight information and enhance learning Richly illustrated with over 40 images Suggests innovative class assignments and projects useful for developing lesson plans, and offers an online companion site for additional illustrations and information.
Contents:
Intro
The Art of Understanding Art
Contents
Acknowledgments
Why Should Art Matter to You? A Message to Art Beginners
Introduction: What Is Art?
Navigating the Book: A User's Guide
Why Is Art Made? The Purposes of Art: A Brief Overview from A to Z
The Anatomy of a Work of Art
Part One: Making Art
1: Artists and Patrons
Artists and Creators
Originality, Authorship, Authenticity
Appropriations
Attributions and Studio Practices
Collaborations
Artists and Multiple Works
Artists and Artisans
Anonymous Artists
The Creative Process: Inspiration and Influences
Self-Reflections
The Formative Years: Education, Family Life, and Personal Values
Patronage
Private Patronage
Religious Patronage
Royal Patronage
State, City, and Community Patronage
Today's Patronage: Corporations, Institutions, Foundations, and Grants
Summary
Notes
2: Environment, Materials, and Other Resources
Environment
Natural Resources
Location
Climate
Dialogues between the Environment and Art
Materials, Tools, and Technology
Materials and Artistic Values
The Attributes of Materials
The "Purity" of Materials and Mixed Media
Materials as Sources for Meaning
"Unusual" Art Materials
Found Objects
The Body as Art Material
Tools and Technology
Other Resources: Knowledge and Information
Summary
Notes
3: Context
Cultural Context
Artistic Context
Art Organizations, Institutions, and Events
Culture, Science, and Ideas
Historical, Political, and Religious Context
Historical Context and Current Events
Political Context
Religious Context
Societal Context
Everyday Life
The Mass Media
Moral Values
Social Context
Summary
Notes
Conclusion to Part One
Part Two: Disseminating Art
4: The Dissemination of Original Art.
Institutions
Museums
Collections and Foundations
Galleries
Academic-Affiliated Art Institutions
Beyond Institutional Walls
Alternative Spaces
Public Art
Propaganda Art
Art and Business
The Art Market and other Financial Matters
Art Patrons, Collectors, Dealers, and Sponsors
Artists and Business
Summary
Notes
5: The Dissemination of Art through Reproductions, and Other Issues
Publications, Presentations, and Lectures
Books, Catalogues, and Periodicals (Articles, Essays, and Reviews)
Lectures, Courses, and Presentations
The Mass Media
Films, Documentaries, and DVDs
The Web
Art and Popular Culture
Copyright
Today's Art World
The Decontextualization of Art
Original Context and Contemporary Times
"The Art World"
Summary
Notes
Conclusion to Part Two
Part Three: Analyzing Art
6: Visual Resources Used to Analyze Art
The Work of Art
Form and Content
The Physical Condition of the Work of Art
Originals and Reproductions
The Preservation and Conservation of Art
Scientific Tools
Visual Documentation and Research
Artists' "Body of Work" (Oeuvre)
Artistic and Visual Context of the Time
Drawings, Architectural Plans, and other Visual Resources
New Art/Archaeological Discoveries
Symbols in Art
Summary
Notes
7: Textual and Other Resources Used to Analyze Art
Primary Textual Sources
Archival Material
Artists' Letters, Notes, and Statements
Provenance
Secondary Textual Sources
Art-Historical Literature
Original Context and History
Today's Art History, Criticism, and Context
Additional Resources for Research
Art Institutions and Exhibitions
Online and Other Sources
Comparisons
"Conventional" Art Comparisons
Cross-Chronological and Cross-Cultural Comparisons.
Visual Culture and Interdisciplinary Comparisons
Summary
Notes
8: A Critical Examination of Art Classification
Reflections on Art Classification
Identifying the Category of "Art"
The Roots of Art Classification
Criteria for Art Classification
Chronology and Artistic Periods
Media
Fine Art/High Art
Painting, Drawings, Prints, and Sculptures
Photography
Mixed Media
New Media
Multimedia
Graphic Arts
"Minor Arts"
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Architecture
Other Categories
"Low" Art and Popular Culture
"Outsider" Art
Naïve and Folk Art
Vernacular Art
Visual and Material Culture
Summary
Notes
Conclusion to Part Three
Part Four: Interpreting Art
9: Interpreting Art Criteria and Values
Preconceived Ideas about Art
Modern Art and the Audience
Artistic Values and Art Appreciation
Modernism
The Avant-Garde
The Modernist Artist
Modernism and Global Traditions
Originality and the Original
System of Values
Postmodernism
Multiculturalism
Originality and the Original (Imitation/Appropriation/Re-purposing)
The Postmodern Artist
System of Values
Interpreting Art: Getting Started
Understanding Images
Looking at and Interpreting Art
Summary
Notes
10: Methodologies of Art
Introduction to Art Methodologies
Biography/Autobiography
Connoisseurship
Context
Deconstruction
Feminism
Formalism and Style
Gender
Iconography
Multiculturalism
Postcolonialism
Psychoanalysis
Semiotics
Structuralism/Poststructuralism
Visual Culture
Art Interpretation: Case Study
Summary
Notes
Conclusion
Appendix 1: The Art World
Appendix 2: Creative Assignments and Writing Projects
Appendix 3: Glossary
Appendix 4: "tools of the trade" Diagram: Form and Content (1-5) and Art Media (6-8).
List of Figures and Color Plates
Bibliography
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Costache, Irina D. The Art of Understanding Art
ISBN:
9781118132388
9780470658321
OCLC:
792684980