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Published: 16 December 2019

672 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780199946518

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Art Matters

A Contemporary Approach to Art Appreciation

Pamela Gordon

  • Coverage of a wide range of art forms and artworks demonstrates how critical art is in our lives
  • More than 800 high-quality images allow students to engage with a vibrant collection of works from across the globe and throughout history
  • Learning objectives on the first page of each chapter identify the content that students should master by the time they have completed the chapter
  • Compelling and memorable "How Art Matters" stories and accompanying mini-documentaries begin each chapter and bring each story to life
  • "Practice Art Matters" activities provide quick application exercises at several points in each chapter, giving students the opportunity to use the content they have just read
  • "Artists Matter" photos in the margins of each chapter highlight the diversity of creative artists over the ages, allowing students to relate to the creators as people
  • Pronunciation Guides and a Marginal Glossary help students identify and master key terms and artist names
  • "Delve Deeper" boxes give students the opportunity to explore topics in greater depth
  • "Quick Review" questions tied to chapter learning objectives appear at various points in each chapter, ensuring that students understand key points in the reading before moving on to a new section
  • "Critical Thinking" questions at the end of each chapter ask students to analyze and synthesize what they have learned
  • Interactive image walkthroughs in the eBook guide students through figures