About the Author(s)
Pamela Gordon has been teaching at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut since 2009. At NCC, Pam offers two classes: Art Appreciation and The Creative Voice (an interdisciplinary class in which students explore their own creative processes). Pam teaches both in-person and online classes.
Rave reviews from professors:
"Art Matters achieves what we are all trying to do with our Art Appreciation audiences: teach students that they can learn to appreciate and enjoy art throughout their lives, no matter what their major field of study or their career."--Kent Boyer, El Centro College
"This text, while working within a standard format, offers a fresh look at art appreciation in the twenty-first century. It is better attuned than any I've seen to the way that students access information."--Mary Shira, James Madison University
"I fell in love with Art Matters by Pam Gordon! She has created a textbook that brings together interesting art and stories of why art is significant to us personally and as a culture, and places it in context for us, which makes us want to learn more."--Patricia Drew, Irvine Valley College and California State University, Fullerton
And from students!
"Art Matters is an awesome textbook! The 'Quick Review' and 'Critical Thinking' questions helped me understand the material more. The writing style and design both rate 5/5 stars and a score of 10/10!"--David Vasquez, Cellular Neuroscience major, Florida Atlantic University
"Overall this book is great. It's easy to read and very detailed; I was able to understand everything. It provides so much detail on all the different art pieces. I love it."--Katrzyna Krupa, General Studies major, Norwalk Community College
"The price is incredible. I sincerely appreciate the company's efforts to make this book affordable for college students."--Tristan, Psychology major, Florida Atlantic University
"This is a good textbook. There's not a single thing I dislike about it. The 'How Art Matters' stories are a reminder of the goal that the textbook is trying to reach."--Jason Guajardo, Biology major, El Centro College