Paperback An introduction to art / Charles Harrison.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Yale University Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0300247133 9780300247138 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2009.
Charles Harrison's landmark book offers an original, clear, and wide-ranging introduction to the arts of painting and sculpture, to the principal artistic print media, and to the visual arts of modernism and post-modernism. Covering the entire history of art, from Paleolithic cave painting to contemporary art, it provides foundational guidance on the basic character and techniques of the different art forms, on the various genres of painting in the Western tradition, and on the techniques of sculpture as they have been practiced over several millennia and across a wide range of cultures. Throughout, Harrison discusses the relative priorities of aesthetic appreciation and historical inquiry, and the importance of combining the two approaches.
viii, 335 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm