Designed to explore different ways of seeing, creating space, and making art, this text is directed at art majors. Zelanski (U. of Connecticut) and Fisher (no affiliation is listed) discuss the works in formal terms, with little or no reference to their historical context, treating such themes as composition, space, and light. The fifth edition contains a section on art criticism and an expanded section on performance art.
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New edition of a text which lays the foundation for understanding the aesthetic aspects of a work of art by presenting an intellectual framework; analysis of visual elements and organizing principles; the details of materials and techniques, both two-dimensional and three- dimensional; and historical styles in western art. Abundantly illustrated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.