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by John Boswell,Carol Strickland

ePub Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Mode download
Author:
John Boswell,Carol Strickland
ISBN13:
978-0785722465
ISBN:
0785722467
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Publisher:
Turtleback Books (1992)
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History & Criticism
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1613 kb
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4.1
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The Annotated Mona Lisa demystifies art history I used this book and an art history video on YouTube to prepare.

The Annotated Mona Lisa demystifies art history. It's a brisk, clearly stated survey, from cave painting to conceptual art, that doesn't talk down to its reader and doesn't assume a prior art education. And, most important, it never bores. I used this book and an art history video on YouTube to prepare. Anything that I was unsure about during the practice tests, I went back to this book and studied up on it. There were literally questions on the Praxis test that looked to be pulled directly from this book, word for word. While I bought this book to help me study for an exam, I am still keeping it.

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Carol Strickland, John Boswell. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. She is the author of The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, The Illustrated Timeline of Art History, and numerous artists' monographs. Carol lives in New York City and Long Island. Библиографические данные. Dynamic design, with succinct, page-length essays, frequent sidebars, and abundant color illustrations incorporated into the text, make The Annotated Mona Lisa a browser's delight, as well as an authoritative reference that can be read from cover to cover

in 2007, including a new chapter about recent artists and movements

I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time. Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern.

I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time. iOS Android Educators.

Strickland, Carol; Boswell, John. Book may show some wear Bibliographic Details Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: 1992. Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1992. ISBN 10: 0836280059, ISBN 13: 9780836280050. Book may show some wear. Bibliographic Details Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: 1992 Book Condition: Good.

The Annotated Mona Lisa: a Crash Course in Art History From Prehistoric to Post-Modern.

Carol Strickland, John Boswell (2007) Masterpieces of Western Art: A History of Art in 900 Individual Studies from the Gothic to the Present Day, Part 1 (illustrated, reprint e.

Carol Strickland, John Boswell (2007). The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern. 1 (illustrated, reprint, annotated e. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 9780740768729. Robert Suckale (2002). Ingo F. Walther (e. Masterpieces of Western Art: A History of Art in 900 Individual Studies from the Gothic to the Present Day, Part 1 (illustrated, reprint e. 561. ISBN 9783822818251. php?title The Old King&oldid 876920662".

  • "The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern" is more than a crash course, a term used for its catchiness. Actually, the book is a synopsis of art history and provides the lay person concise and brief explanations of history, movements, schools, and individual artists and artwork.

    I taught art history for several years at the high school level and relied on Janson's History of Art 7th Ed. and Wood's Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism as my personal instructors. Every night I had to slog through pages of information when all I wanted was something concise and to the point. "The Annotated Mona Lisa" would have served me well.

    I found this the other day and popped my forehead (as in V-8 commercials) and asked aloud: Why didn't I use this book for my background? Apparently, I bought it then promptly forgot/misplaced/had little time to use it.

    Here's why this book will be a companion for anyone interested in teaching him/herself about art history:

    1. Five time categories (ex. Prehistoric through Medieval) with very clear subtitles (ex. Mesopotamia: the Architects)

    2. Short explanations per topic. For example, two pages are devoted to "Prehistoric Art: The Beginning," with these sub-categories: Sculpture, Cave Painting, First Architecture, Stonehenge: England's first rock group, accompanied by blocked paragraphs about Horse (cave painting), Prehistoric Treasure Trove (Lascaux cave finding), Easter island Monoliths, and photographs of the Venus of Willendorf, Stonehenge, and a horse from the caves.

    3. More detail is provided as art progresses. For example, the unit on the Baroque is subdivided into Italian Baroque (3 pages), Flemish (2 pages), Dutch (5 pages), English (3), Spanish Baroque (2), and French (2).

    4. To keep the reader grounded, a time line cross-sectioning world events and art history is placed at the beginning of each of the five time categories.

    This is one of those must-have books for its brevity and utility. Whether you are learning from the very beginning or need a refresher course, "The Annotated Mona Lisa" will serve you well.

  • THE NEW EDITION IS PERFECT -

    The new (2007) edition has the (1-2) sexual references deleted, and has added a new chapter on contemporary art, which is wonderful.
    THANKS so much to author and editors who helped us with getting an affordable text that the state board of education will approve!

    The following was the old review, for 1992 edition:

    only ONE star if you are looking for a "G" rating -

    I teach art history online, and have searched for an inexpensive text that organizes and edits pictures and content in such a way that 15-18 year old students can easily grasp a very complex subject.
    I think this book does an excellent job, and is almost perfect for my classes, but I cannot use it!
    While I agree with the author that there is some pretty silly performance art being done, the comment "Acconci masturbated for six hours under a ramp at the Sonnabend gallery, broadcasting his moans and groans on loudspeakers" eliminates this book from being considered as a text. In one sentence, the author has prevented me from using the book, as I can't get it approved by state dept. of education for use, especially online, as it is shipped directly to the student.
    My students have to use texts that cost twice as much and not as flexible for teaching online, which is a great shame.

    For those of you looking for a good beginning text, I highly recommend it. I am very frustrated that the author or company did not consider the effect this one sentence could cause for younger students in public education.

    NOTE:
    THEY DID! THANKS for the new (2007) edition!!

  • I am currently using this as a textbook for a class. The Annotated Mona Lisa is a great product for anyone new to Art History and just as great as a review and reference for a student of Art History. The sections are clearly titled and the layout is very eye-pleasing. You aren't bogged down with excessive amounts of dates or technical information. Instead you are provided with examples of the types of art and diagrams of architecture styles. Plus, you even get short blurbs about interesting facts and comparison charts to help keep all the information straight.

    I do have an adjustment to my initial 5 star review. Everything I said above remains true throughout the book, but it does get more difficult to read as you continue through the art movements. The best part about the first half of the book is how quickly she moves through the art and keeps things simple. Once she gets to the Renaissance and later movements her bias starts to show and you get too much focus on individual artists. Rather than focus on the details of movements as a whole (like at the beginning) you get more personal information related to some of the artists. Not at all an even distribution either. In fact, our class lamented that she basically glosses over famous women and tribal/non-Western art and only brings it up if it influenced one of her favored male artists. You don't even get a full page on tribal African art, but yet an artist who didn't even live to see his 30s will have nearly 5 pages.

    Still a great introductory book to art. For someone who has never studied art history before this is a fantastic overview, but I highly recommend following up with more in-depth book on your favorite period.