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The joy of art : how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art / Carolyn Schlam.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Emmaus Public Library YA 701.18 SCHL (Text) 36446002026931 New Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781621537045
  • ISBN: 1621537048
  • Physical Description: 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, [2020]

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General Note:
Includes index.
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Introduction: How the book originated -- What is visual art?: Some basic definitions -- Art vocabulary: art terms and how to use them -- Twenty questions ... and one more for good measure -- Art speak: quotes by famous artists -- Looking at art: general criteria -- More looking: specific criteria -- Subject and master: figurative art -- Subject and master: landscape -- Subject and master: still life -- Subject and master: abstraction -- Subject and master: sculpture and other artistic practices -- A closer look: decoding works of art -- The future of art: where we go from here -- Art games: sharpen your new skills -- List of images.
Summary, etc.:
An Artist's Insights on Art Appreciation. Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you're looking at; Answers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in general; A summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at art; Highlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued them; Many visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practices; Interesting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they did; A few games to test your new skills. The Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you'll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.
Subject: Art appreciation.
Art criticism.
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