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Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice

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The original text that set the standard for introduction to art courses across the country, "Art Fundamentals" has guided generations of students through the essential elements of art as well as the rich and varied history of their uses. This eleventh edition has been carefully revised to expand and clarify concepts throughout the text, while adding new material on ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 3rd 2008 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published December 1st 1981)
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Feb 18, 2014 Roberto rated it really liked it
Great reference book for art students and anybody interested in art and its appreciation. After reading this book, I have a better understanding of the fundamentals of art. In turn, I feel able to discern works of art, that I may no be particularly fond of, and appreciate them. It also clarifies art movements’ historic significance in relationship to art/design/culture today, without stuffy explanations or jaded examples. The layout is clean and easy to read and the illustrations are relevant ...more
Copyright 1998. I've kept this book near my art stuff for years, thinking I'll use it as a reference, since it really is a good look at the fundamentals. I need reminders of fundamentals. This book is a portable, readable size, whereas most art history books tend to be doorstops. Mostly full-color interior, lovely margins and white space, and good font size. Note to self: look up a more recent version.
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Apr 14, 2013 Christøpher Es rated it liked it
This is the book they apparently HAVE to sell you if you walk into the kcad bookstore and say anything along the lines of, "I'm a Kendall Freshmen."

This is also the book that steers most Kendall Sophmores away from buying college text books.

This and the history books.

And those useless ass books the "art education" program makes their students buy.
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Feb 20, 2016 نورة وليد rated it really liked it
A great source to understand art! I highly recommend it for art students/ people who are interested in how to read a piece of art and to know what to see exactly in a painting/sculpture..etc..

The sad thing is that I borrowed the book from my university library so I can't go back to it whenever I need something.
I think its a kind of a book that you should keep in your own library.
Jeremy Patton
Sep 07, 2011 Jeremy Patton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had to buy this book for college for my general art studio classes. I still use it today in my own classrooms to teach Middle School and High School students the "fundamentals" of understanding art basics and theory / history.
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