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LocationClark County
Call No701.18 Schl
TitleThe joy of art : how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art / Carolyn Schlam.
AuthorSchlam, Carolyn Dobkin, 1947- author.
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101830078701.18 Schl6/22/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781621537045
International Standard Book Number 1621537048
Personal Name Schlam, Carolyn Dobkin, 1947- author.
Title Statement The joy of art : how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art / Carolyn Schlam.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, New York : Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2020.
Physical Description 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
General Note Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note 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. 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Art appreciation.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Composition (Art)

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