Introduction to art
This comprehensive introductory textbook uses a four-part structure to cover all aspects of the visual arts, including: how art is designed – the visual language of art; how art is made – the media and processes, covering everything from painting and sculpture to graphic design, digital media, film and installations; the history of art, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century and including art from all parts of the world; and major themes that recur across cultures and throughout history. It also uses eight iconic images, examined repeatedly from different points of view (compositional, stylistic, etc.), to stimulate perceptions about how great works are created and take their effect. Includes more than 1000 images. Produced for first-year tertiary students but useful also as an accessible reference book suitable for senior students. Easy to navigate.