I bought this book in order to have an overview of the most important trendsartists of the nineteeth century The first chapers were well covered but as I went along it got and repetitiveI believe authors should eave out their convictions when writing in the third person She keeps on about how badly women were regarded how unfair and cruel was a male dominated society against women I think most of us already know this and I and probably most of you chose this book to read about art not feminismAlso the chapter about photography went too much in depth If only the writer did the same when covering fine art topicsI suggest the Pelican History of Art series instead Maybe the books are not visually as Using the tools of the new art history feminism Marxism social context etc An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art offers a richly textured yet clear and ogical introduction to nineteenth century art and culture This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of the period and the critical tools for interpreting and situating new and unfamiliar works of artMichelle Facos goes beyond existing histories of nineteenth century art which often focus solely on France Britain and the United States to incorporate artists and artworks from Scandinavia Germany and Eastern EuropeThe book expertly balances its coverage of trends and individual artworks where the salient trends are clear trend setting works are highlighted and the complexity of the period is respected by situating all works in their proper social and historical context In this way.
Ttractive but they are comprenhensive and far better written Briefly covers all you need to know on 19th century art very good starting point easy to read necessity for art history students This is a wonderful book so much comprehensive than the text book my professor recommended for the class I decided to try a brand new textbook just out by Michelle Facos because the textbook used for this course by many universities is very expensive and I read reviews by students who were not happy with it because of its political point of view and extremely complicated writing Facos book covers much of Western art history by including northern European countries such as Sweden There are many photographs of pa. The student reader achieves anuanced understanding of the way in which the story of nineteenth century art is the story of the ways in which artists and society grappled with the problem of modernityKey pedagogical features includeData boxes provide statistics timelines charts and historical information about the period to further situate artworks Text boxes highlight extracts from original sources citing the ideas of artists and their contemporaries including historians philosophers critics and theorists to place artists and works in the broader context of aesthetic cultural intellectual social and political conditions in which artists were working Beautifully illustrated with over 250 color images Margin notes and glossary definitions Online resources at wwwroutledgecomtextbooksfacos with access to a wealth of information including original documents pert.
Intings and sculptures It is written in an interesting and easy to read style yet with all the citations and glossary First of all the Art History hard cover books are big and heavy They are also extremely expensive I wanted to save carrying such a heavy book and decided from then on I was going to ook for any book on Kindle that I could substitute for any of my university courses The material in all of the text books for the same Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines level course will be basically the same so you can usually substitute any textbook for another one I saved money space and carrying heavyoads by going Kindle Excellent work The ebook version is very useful Purchased as a gift and arrived on time Happy buyer Many thank. Aining to artworks discussed in the textbook contemporary criticism timelines and maps to enrich your understanding of the period and allow for further comparison and exploration Chapters take a thematic approach combined within an overarching chronology anddetailed discussions of individual works are always put in the context of the broader social picture thus providing students with a sense of art history as a controversial and alive arena of studyMichelle Facos teaches art history at Indiana University Bloomington Her research explores the changing relationship between artists and society since the Enlightenment and issues of identity Prior publications include Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination Swedish Painting of the 1890s 1998 Art Culture and National Identity in Fin de Siècle Europe co edited with Sharon Hirsh 2003 and Symbolist Art in Context 20.