The Annotated Mona Lisa Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The Annotated Mona Lisa

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0740768727

The Annotated Mona Lisa Excerpt :

Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

The Annotated Mona Lisa Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Annotated Mona Lisa

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 1992-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 0836280059

The Annotated Mona Lisa Excerpt :

A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.

The Annotated Arch Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Annotated Arch

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-04-11
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 0740710249

The Annotated Arch Excerpt :

Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Mona Lisa Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Mona Lisa

  • Author : Donald Sassoon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106016263623

Mona Lisa Excerpt :

What has made the Mona Lisa the most famous picture in the world? Why is it that, of all the 6,000 paintings in the Louvre, it is the only one to be exhibited in a special box, set in concrete and protected by two sheets of bulletproof glass? Why do thousands of visitors throng to see it every day, ignoring the masterpieces which surround it?

The Annotated Mona Lisa  Third Edition Book

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Annotated
  • Release Date : 2018-01-09
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1449482139

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition Excerpt :

An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007. Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Present takes art education out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes the history of art movements accessible to beginning art museum-goers - even at a cursory reading. From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from African art to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections (prehistoric and medieval, renaissance and baroque, the nineteenth century, modern art, and contemporary art) covering a little more than 230 pages.

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists Book

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists

  • Author : Helen D. Hume
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0470877820

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists Excerpt :

A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.

Art History For Dummies Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Art History For Dummies

  • Author : Jesse Bryant Wilder
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118051160

Art History For Dummies Excerpt :

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

Cave Paintings to Picasso Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Cave Paintings to Picasso

  • Author : Henry M. Sayre
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2004-08-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 081183767X

Cave Paintings to Picasso Excerpt :

From prehistoric paintings to Andy Warhol's works, this book pairs full-color reproductions of 50 of the world's most celebrated masterpieces with brief, kid-accessible stories about how they were made, who made them, and where they fit in the fascinating world of art.

Approaches to Art in Education Book

Approaches to Art in Education

  • Author : Laura H. Chapman
  • Publisher : Harcourt College Pub
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000564449

Approaches to Art in Education Excerpt :

Covers foundations for art education, children's artistic development, suggested activities in various media, and program planning and evaluation.

Confrontational Ceramics Book

Confrontational Ceramics

  • Author : Judith S. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Herbert Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Art pottery
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002776727

Confrontational Ceramics Excerpt :

"This book looks at the use of ceramics as a tool for confrontation, where artists use this ancient and most plastic of media to make provocative commentaries about the inequities of the human condition. It is a massive overview of the ceramic scene from this perspective, showcasing representative artist' work juxtaposed against their statements, to provide the contexts for the issues against which they rail."--[book cover].

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History Book

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1402736037

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History Excerpt :

From cave paintings to Jeff Koons--that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland--author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)--serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as well as informative sidebars that reveal the broader implications of new styles and movements.

The Good Kings Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Good Kings

  • Author : Kara Cooney
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426221972

The Good Kings Excerpt :

Written in the tradition of historians like Stacy Schiff and Amanda Foreman who find modern lessons in ancient history, this provocative narrative explores the lives of five remarkable pharaohs who ruled Egypt with absolute power, shining a new light on the country's 3,000-year empire and its meaning today.

Art For All Ages Book

Art For All Ages

  • Author : Corinne Miller Schaff
  • Publisher : Top Reads Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781970107104

Art For All Ages Excerpt :

“A valuable resource for learning or renewing your art skills... With the book as a guide, my granddaughter and I enjoyed painting watercolors together. Cori Schaff makes the fundamentals fun.” -Carol Strickland, PHD, author of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A crash course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern The world is becoming more visual, inspired by technology that continually provides more ways to communicate visually. New opportunities call on us to improve our visual literacy. That means understanding what we see and being able to communicate it, the very skills this book is designed to help you acquire. Art for All Ages is unique in that it combines quality ”how-to” art instruction with self-discovery in three integrated parts: Recipes for Success The activity lessons in Art for All Ages are time-tested—selected from visual curriculum the author developed over 35-years teaching art in public schools, and privately to adults and multi-generational groups of all ages. Art history is an important component, seamlessly available within the lessons. Essential Ingredients Each Recipe for Success calls for its own Essential Ingredient, one or more art skills that you will use to complete the Recipe’s activity. Adults and adults along with children can dive into the book at any point to find inspiration, choose activities, and acquire skills in fun, “user-friendly” ways. Self-Discovery The author is passionate about nurturing the artists’ experience: an energized focus, feelings of reconnection, and centeredness that are, above all, therapeutic. Gems await you in the book’s Self-Discovery sections. Some chapters, like “Brain Facts & Your Innate Creativity,” unwrap key discoveries. Others are more inspirational, like “Mindfulness, Meditation & Art.” All explore inner benefits that this book invites you to experience. “Art for All Ages is a brilliant resource for anyone wanting to explore art making as a tool for meditation and pers

The Eagle and the Swan Book

The Eagle and the Swan

  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 1635617715

The Eagle and the Swan Excerpt :

Famed for her stirring "Leda and the Swan" performance in the Imperial Palaces, a beautiful dancer changes the course of history. The soldier and the swan dancer join on a treacherous path to power that leads all the way to the throne. The events that ensue, amid the struggles and politics of a society in flux, leave a city in ruins.

The Daily Show  The Book  Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Daily Show The Book

  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455565351

The Daily Show The Book Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.