Art History For Dummies
Part I: Mankind in the Looking Glass: Art History 101.
Chapter 1: Art Tour through the Ages.
Chapter 2: Why People Make Art and What It All Means.
Chapter 3: The Major Artistic Periods and Movements.
Part II: From Caves to Colosseum: Ancient Art.
Chapter 4: Magical Hunters and Psychedelic Cave Artists.
Chapter 5: Fickle Gods, Warrior Art, and the Birth of Writing: Mesopotamian Art.
Chapter 6: One Foot in the Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Art.
Chapter 7: Greek Art, the Olympian Ego, and the Inventors of the Modern World.
Chapter 8: Etruscan and Roman Art: It’s All Greek to Me!
Part III: Art after the Fall of Rome: a.d. 500–a.d. 1760.
Chapter 9: The Graven Image: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art.
Chapter 10: Mystics, Marauders, and Manuscripts: Medieval Art.
Chapter 11: Born-Again Culture: The Early and High Renaissance.
Chapter 12: Venetian Renaissance, Late Gothic, and the Renaissance in the North.
Chapter 13: Art That’ll Stretch Your Neck: Mannerism.
Chapter 14: When the Renaissance Went Baroque.
Chapter 15: Going Loco with Rococo.
Part IV: The Industrial Revolution and Artistic Devolution: 1760–1900.
Chapter 16: All Roads Lead Back to Rome and Greece: Neoclassical Art.
Chapter 17: Romanticism: Reaching Within and Acting Out.
Chapter 18: What You See Is What You Get: Realism.
Chapter 19: First Impressions: Impressionism.
Chapter 20: Making Their Own Impression: The Post-Impressionists.
Part V: Twentieth-Century Art and Beyond.
Chapter 21: From Fauvism to Expressionism.
Chapter 22: Cubist Puzzles and Finding the Fast Lane with the Futurists.
Chapter 23: What You See Is What You Don’t Get: From Nonobjective Art to Abstract Expressionism.
Chapter 24: Anything-Goes Art: Fab Fifties and Psychedelic Sixties.
Chapter 25: Photography: From a Science to an Art.
Chapter 26: The New World: Postmodern Art.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten Must-See Art Museums.
Chapter 28: Ten Great Books by Ten Great Artists.
Chapter 29: Ten Brushstrokes That Shook the World.
Appendix: Online Resources.
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