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Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach,
5th Edition

Margaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier

ISBN-13: 9781285858166 | ISBN-10: 1285858166

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 512 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Giving you an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the world, EXPLORING ART: A GLOBAL, THEMATIC APPROACH, 5E provides a solid foundation of art basics and then presents art through themes such as religion, power and politics, sexuality, mind and body, mortality and immortality, nature and technology, and entertainment and visual culture. "Art Experiences" features in every chapter and an all-new Chapter 15, "Art in Your Life," draw explicit connections between art and daily life, illustrating how art is all around us as well as providing suggestions for interacting with art. Timelines with thumbnail images help you easily draw chronological connections between works, and detailed world maps illustrate geographical relevance. In addition to new works by such artists as Tomatsu Shomei, Cindy Sherman, Doris Salcedo, George Rickey, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Hans Holbeing, James McNeill Whistler, Paul Klee, Giorgio de Chirico, Kay Sage, and Alexander Calder, the fifth edition offers expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the globe, including Julie Mehretu, Zaha Hadid, Ai Weiwei, Banksy, Anish Kapoor, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Do Ho Suh, Korczak Ziolkowski, and Marina Abramovic. Also available with the fifth edition, MindTap provides the ultimate personal learning experience through an interactive eBook, digital activities, author videos for each chapter, apps, and more.

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Meet the Authors

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Margaret Lazzari is a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Southern California. An active writer and artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. She is half of the Lazzari Evans Public Art Design Team.

Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now professor emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

  • Major Revisions to Chapter 1: "Art and Art Making" combines and condenses discussions previously presented in Chapters 1 and 5, examining definitions of art as well as how it is described and classified and how it acts as a part of our culture.
  • NEW Chapter 15: "Art in Your Life" demonstrates how students can put into action all that they have learned in their art appreciation course and makes explicit connections between their daily lives and the art around them.
  • NEW Chapter Opener Videos: Available on MindTap™ for EXPLORING ART, brief videos feature the authors addressing key concepts of the chapter and answering the question "Why do these ideas and artworks matter in everyday life?"
  • Redesigned Timelines: Now with a horizontal orientation, the timelines include additional thumbnail images so that students can more easily draw chronological connections between works. A fully interactive timeline is available on MindTap™, allowing students to examine the chronology of multiple themes at once.
  • NEW "Art Experiences" Activities: Featured in each chapter, engaging "Art Experiences" help students relate their daily lives and experiences to art and art making. Students are prompted to create artwork in various media that relate to themes or concepts discussed in the chapter.
  • "History Focus" boxes begin each thematic chapter in Part II, with summaries of world history events and developments in religions, technology, and social structures. The boxes put chapter material into context, providing an integration of art with historical developments.
  • Timelines in all ten thematic chapters vividly illustrate the visual progression of historical events and cultural trends.
  • Helping reinforce important concepts, the popular "Connection" boxes found throughout the text cross-reference related works, artists, cultures, ideas, and themes.
  • Presented at the start of the thematic chapters, World Art Maps help students trace historical developments and locate the geographic origins of artwork.
  • Chapters in Part I present art foundations to equip students with the necessary vocabulary and knowledge to fully engage with the thematic coverage in Part II. Themes in Part II fall into four categories: survival and beyond, religion, the state, and self and society. These themes allow the authors to place art in a variety of contexts, which gives students a sense of the diversity of meanings possible in a single work.
  • EXPLORING ART's engaging global and thematic approach allows for full integration of non-Western traditions throughout the book, giving students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and around the world.

Table of Contents

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Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ART.
1. Art and Art Making.
2. The Language of Art and Architecture.
3. Media.
4. Deriving Meaning.
Part II: WHY DO WE MAKE ART?
Section 1. Survival and Beyond.
5. Food and Shelter.
6. Reproduction and Sexuality.
Section 2. Religion.
7. Deities and Places of Worship.
8. Mortality and Immortality.
Section 3. The State.
9. Power, Politics, and Glory.
10. Social Protest/Affirmation.
Section 4. Self and Society.
11. The Body.
12. Race, Gender, Clan, and Class.
13. Nature, Knowledge, and Technology.
14. Entertainment and Visual Culture.
15. Art in Your Life.

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ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline

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A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Art/Humanities textbook.

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The Museum Experience - Midwest

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The Museum Experience is now available by regions of the country and can be bundled with new copies of the text at no extra charge! This practical handbook will enrich any student's museum visit, providing everything from a primer on museum etiquette to preparation tips on how to make the visit more constructive. Individual museums within the region are discussed including a review of its background, collection, and highlights. A handy appendix lists by state prominent museums throughout the U.S.

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The Museum Experience is now available by regions of the country and can be bundled with new copies of the text at no extra charge! This practical handbook will enrich any student's museum visit, providing everything from a primer on museum etiquette to preparation tips on how to make the visit more constructive. Individual museums within the region are discussed including a review of its background, collection, and highlights. A handy appendix lists by state prominent museums throughout the U.S.

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