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STUDIO ARTS & ART HISTORY TITLE CATALOG

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CREATIVE ART Methods and Materials Deborah Gustlin and Zoe Gustlin

Š 2018

This text educates readers about a variety of art methods and the ways different civilizations have used them in artistic expression. Each of the fourteen chapters is designed around a specific art method and material, and includes examples of art works and the artists who created them.

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A CERAMIC GUIDE The Art of Creating and Teaching WheelThrown Ceramics Trent Berning

Š 2018

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A thoughtful blend of artistic guidance and fundamental educational goals for art students, this book has been developed for varying levels of art courses and for individuals wishing to pursue their ceramic education. The book guides learners through studio set up, construction processes, how to critique and self-evaluate ceramic work, how to set up a classroom, and how to apply for jobs which includes interview preparation questions.

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COLOR The Secret Influence Cherie Fehrman and Kenneth Fehrman

© 2018

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This text explores the full and far-reaching effects of color and light on human physiology, psychology, and sociological and cultural values. Readers will learn about the impact of color in all areas of mental and physical life, as well as how to use color effectively in a wide range of design applications.

CONTEXTUALIZING NEW PLAYS Studies in Theatre Concepts, Forms, and Styles Scott R. Irelan and Anne Fletcher

© 2018 This text uses short, original plays as catalysts for discussing basic theatrical concepts, dramatic forms and genres, styles of production, thematic concerns, critical theory, and dramatic criticism. Each chapter introduces a playwright and his or her play, then discusses the particular form and style exemplified. After exploring this content, students are referred to longer plays of similar form and style and encourage to apply what they’ve learned.

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A TIMELINE OF WESTERN DRAMA Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century Alan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White

Š 2018 This text presents plays ranging from ancient to contemporary. Each play not only tells a story, but offers a glimpse into its historic period. Students explore the work of Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare, among others. The book is designed for introductory courses in theatre and drama.

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PERSPECTIVES ON HUMANITY IN THE FINE ARTS Gary Towne

Š 2018

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This text takes a historical approach to western art and helps readers envision times and places by studying their unique forms of artistic expression. Areas covered include prehistory, the Byzantine Empire, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, and others. Rooted in the idea that collective arts are expressions of unique cultures, this book is intended for survey courses that cover the fine arts for nonmajors.

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ART APPRECIATION An Introduction to the Formal Elements and Mediums Dave Plouffe

Š 2018

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Written for those who are new to the study of art, this text familiarizes readers with foundational concepts of art appreciation and teaches them all they need to know in order to consider and discuss what artists create. The book concentrates on the formal elements and mediums, and introduces art-related vocabulary commonly used by artists and art historians.

READINGS IN ART APPRECIATION Andrew Svedlow

Š 2018

This anthology invites readers to explore the history and value of the visual arts. It takes readers on a chronological tour beginning with the earliest creative pursuits of humankind and ending with modernity and post-modernity. The reader learns the value of time and place as manifested in objects, and how this informs our lives today. This collection is ideal for courses in art history, art appreciation, or cultural studies.

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APPROACHES TO ART A Journey in Art Appreciation Ferdinanda Florence

© 2017

Written to engage and inspire students with little or no previous experience in studio art or art history, this text builds the case for art’s meaning and value. The book presents all the essential parts of an introductory art history course —visual elements, principles of design, style, media, and art history—in a compelling format that invites critical thinking and teaches multicultural visual literacy.

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BECOMING AN ARTIST Design, Drawing, Value, and Color Jan L. Christiansen

© 2017

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This text breaks down major art concepts and is an excellent resource for beginning art classes. Readers learn the basics of both drawing and painting, with a focus on graphite, charcoal, and acrylic painting mediums. The material is organized into four primary concepts – design, drawing, value, and color, with each building on the previous concept.

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THE AESTHETICS OF ART Understanding What We See Liza Renia Papi

© 2017

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This text teaches students how to look at and understand art, and how to describe the art they see. The book begins with a review of the basic rules of perspective, Leonardo Da Vinci’s scientific and mathematical concepts, Joseph Alber’s theory of color, and Rudolph Arnheim’s visual perceptions. Students then explore art through movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Surrealism, postmodernism, and more.

EXPLORATIONS IN ART HISTORY Connecting Objects and Ideas Bonnie J. Noble

© 2017

Historically, images and objects do far more than simply represent the visual world. Visual images offer feelings, thoughts, and insights based on what the artist perceives. This anthology seeks to bridge the gap between seen objects and the ideas they inspire through articles addressing topics such as iconography and iconology, historical narrative in ancient Near Eastern art, and painting in seventeethcentury Flanders.

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AN ART APPRECIATION PRIMER Elements and Principles of Design Jennifer Snyder

© 2017

This book helps students develop a thorough understanding of how the elements and principles of design can be applied to the understanding of composition. Principles covered in this primer include visual elements such as line and pattern, shape and mass, light and color. Students will also enhance their ability to appreciate and interpret space, time and motion, and texture.

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CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURE An Integrated History Leo Hansen

© 2017

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This text is a brief survey of architectural history, from its prehistoric origins to present day. The book explores architecture as the most prodigious and visible art form, examines architecture’s integral relationships with culture, and places the great monuments of the world within context that helps explain why they were built and why they are considered great artistic works.

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ART AND GENDER An Intersexual Reader Gregory Gurley

© 2017

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This anthology includes articles, excerpts, and case studies that address socio-cultural factors influencing the roles of women and men from the perspectives of the visual and performing arts. This text draws upon gender in its varied permutations as a vehicle for discussing and understanding arts, culture, and society. It explores how gender is relevant to the creation and study of arts and culture.

ART AND HUMAN VALUES Gregory Gurley

© 2016

This text examines contemporary and historical cross-cultural examples of art as an agent of social and cultural change and considers ethical practice and the creation, consumption, and acceptance of art. The readings present an opportunity to examine your own and others’ aesthetic values and to explore how art both forms and informs culture.

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REALITY’S WRITTEN LANGUAGE A Critical Anthology of Classical and Contemporary Film Theory Jon Wagner and Denise Spampinato

© 2018

This text combines fundamental sources in classical and contemporary film theory with extensive commentary to provide readers with tools to understand the philosophical, aesthetic, and historical evolution of film and its cultural critique. The readings, accompanying lecture commentary, and filmographies are appropriate for advanced undergraduate courses in film theory and visual studies.

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NAVIGATING VISUAL CULTURE Theoretical Perspectives on Visual Media Amy Mattson Lauters

© 2018

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This text presents an eclectic collection of theory-driven readings to help students understand and navigate the visual culture in which they live. The readings explore the nature of the visual and how people identify what they see around them; how they interpret, explain, and understand visual culture; and how they participate in visual culture.

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THE GARIFUNA MUSIC READER Oliver N. Greene

© 2018

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This reader is the first text to provide scholarly research of all the principal genres of music and music-related rituals of the Garifuna people of Belize. This anthology explores how the Garifuna interpret their identity, experiences, and existence through traditional songs and dances, contemporary popular music, world music, ancestor rituals, a Christmas processional, and a creolized version of the Catholic mass.

ADAPTATIONS NOW The Past, Present, and Future of Film and Literature Brian R. Brems

© 2018

This anthology features readings that inspire students to question why filmmakers who adapt material will make certain changes to it based on historic, generic, and authorial context. The progression of articles is designed to explore why something is different as it changes from form to form and to spark analysis rather than simplistic comparisons of “which is better.”.

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DOCUMENTARY FILM An Insider’s Perspective Dr. Mary Cardaras

© 2017

Documentary Film: An Insider’s Perspective introduces students to various writing selections on documentary films and filmmaking from the perspective of an industry insider. The material addresses the genre and its history, reveals the documentary production experience, and includes writings from those who study, discuss, promote, teach, and produce them.

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VISUAL CULTURE FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. and Alina Rafikova

© 2017

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This anthology takes a conceptually progressive approach to visual images and examines the role of control in visuals and images of gender, science, technology, and race. The material connects practical visual issues to critical, cultural studies. Images at the focus of this book are related to militarization, state violence, control, and masculinity in entertainment, journalism, advertising, and more.

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VISION-PROBLEMS Christopher Willey

Š 2017

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This text is designed for high school art classrooms, art and design courses in two dimensional concepts, color theory, critical theory, and media theory. It includes artwork from over 80 contemporary creatives, each showcasing beautiful examples of specific concepts to encourage creatives to incorporate these ideas into their own works.

THE DYNAMICS OF INTERACTION DESIGN THEORY Hoi Yan Patrick Cheung

Š 2017 This text explores design principles under five core areas: tension, form, story, structure, and interactivity. It offers a new perspective to learn and apply the conventional design process with new influences from motion graphics, narrative theory, and interaction design. To connect each design theory to its application, the text includes visual examples from daily life as well as design samples from different stages of the creative process.

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A FILM THEORIST’S COMPANION Linus Lau © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

A Film Theorist’s Companion is both an accessible reader for contemporary film students and a focused examination of what critical film theorists consider important today. The carefully curated readings featured in the anthology explore the codes and tropes through which auteurs tell their stories.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL STORY A MODERN APPROACH TO AN ANCIENT ART

Susan Tennant with a contribution by Travis Faasr © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text teaches readers the concepts, principles, and construction of storytelling across a variety of digital formats and platforms in our technological age. These range from fiction and nonfiction linear narrative to nonlinear interactive media including online, video, performance, game scenarios, and transmedia.

TWILIGHT FOR THE GODS THE ART AND HISTORY OF FILM EDITING Jack Tucker© 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text is a passionate exploration of the important role played by editing in the process of film-making and a functional guide to using editing most effectively. Filled with examples from well-known films, the book explores all aspects of film editing from the first flash of inspiration to the latest technological advances.

POLITICALLY INCORRECT

WOMEN ARTISTS AND FEMALE IMAGERY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE Gina Strumwasser © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text celebrates women who met the challenge of being female professionals and succeeded as artists at a time when such accomplishments were not expected or encouraged. Concentrating on social history as well as the history of art, the book inspires students to think about the context in which the women of Early Modern Europe lived.

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HOW TO SPEAK ART

UNDERSTANDING ITS LANGUAGE, ISSUES, AND THEMES Julia C Fischer ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Written for those new to art and art history, this text uses thematic organization to explore works of art from prehistoric cave paintings to modern artists such as Christo. The book provides definitions of “art” and “artist,” explains the role of the art historian, and addresses common themes in the visual arts. Readers learn to decode art through visual analysis and to use the language of the visual arts in writing.

CELEBRATING LIVE THEATRE AN INTRODUCTION

Mary Kate Caffrey ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text gives readers an understanding of what live theatre is and how it is created. Highlighting historical and creative influences on theatre and the work that goes into a production, the book helps readers appreciate theatre as either members of the audience or practitioners of the art form.

FROM EYE TO HEART

EXTERIOR SPACES EXPLORED AND EXPLAINED Jon Burley, FASLA, and Patricia Machemer © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text blends science, art, theory, and history to survey environmental design across significant cultures and places. Based on extensively class-tested material and the joint experiences of the authors as planners, designers, artists, and scientists, the book has a global perspective on the spaces humans create.

DIGITAL MEDIA FOR DESIGN Maria R. Perbellini and Christian R. Pongratz ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces students to effective visual communication and creative design strategies using a range of media, from digital drawings and graphics to the physical fabrication of 3D models, that support each stage of the design process. The book gives students a comprehensive understanding of digital representations, modeling, and graphics through the applications of a number of software packages including Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT A CONCEPTUAL APPROACH Evelyn Stiller ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text effectively blends technical information and practical instruction. Students will learn how the web works and how images are represented digitally. The book includes introductory guidelines on website design and explains how to use web page development tools, image editing software, and animation software.

BEST PRACTICES IN DIGITAL MEDIA

A BEGINNING DEVELOPER’S GUIDE TO PROJECT ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE

Todd Shelton ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text teaches beginning digital media students how to initiate, organize, and structure a digital media project and discusses how strong organizational skills will help them in the industry. The various chapters address specifics such as creating project structure, understanding project paths, creating templates for projects, and creating harmonies with directories.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP A GUIDEBOOK FOR THE CREATIVE WRITER Ivy Page and Lisa Sisler ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text takes the devices and forms of creative writing and breaks them down into straightforward explanations of specific skills, thus helping students navigate the landscape of creative writing with ease and confidence. The book provides examples of excellent writing from working writers, and it offers space for students to create their own works directly on the pages of the book.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE Leo Hansen ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text explores the ways art has been an integral part of architecture and building since prehistory. Readers learn what architectural art is, why it is used, and how it is created. They become familiar with different forms of architectural art including painting, sculpture, mosaics, and the decorative arts. They also learn about the often hidden myths and symbolism in architectural art.

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BOUNDLESS IMAGINATION

UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTUAL ORIGINS OF CONTEMPORARY ART William Folkestad © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text offers a fresh, conceptually driven challenge to the traditional elaborate, style-based approach to western art history. Each chapter is presented as a separate, distinct essay with observations designed to spark reflection on the status quo and helps readers understand the historical concepts informing today’s contemporary artists.

CONDENSED ART HISTORY Ronald Rarick © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces the four principal elements of art objects, encourages students to think about art as an important human behavior, and prompts them to view art as a way of engaging with people, their times, and their place in the world. Students have the freedom to selectively deepen their understanding and appreciation, and professors can customize lectures and activities to suit their courses.

SPIRITED PROSPECT

A PORTABLE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THE MODERN ERA

David D. Nolta and Charles A. Stigliano © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

Co-authored by two university professors, an art historian and a sculptor, this textt is an engaging narrative linking major monuments and masterpieces of Western visual culture. . Filled with illustrations and insightful interpretations, the book is ideal for survey courses in the history of art, studio art foundation courses, and courses in Western civilization.

MIRROR OF THE MUSES

MUSIC AS A REFLECTION OF CULTURE IN THE WESTERN TRADITION Alexandra Eddy © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book teaches students to appreciate music as both art form and cultural artifact. It helps students understand musical works in their historical, geographical, and conceptual contexts. Through online research, students will draw connections between musical works and artworks, historical events, scientific discoveries, and more.

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MUSICAL THEATRE Sarah Jane Marschner © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This student friendly introduction examines the beginnings of musical theatre in the 1800’s. The book includes quizzes, tests, biographies, and essay assignments, as well as extensive lists of viewing and listening recommendations. A complete curriculum within one text, Musical Theatre is designed for courses in musical theatre or theatre history.

A WINDOW TO WORLDS OF ART Robert Mansfield © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book is essentially an introduction to art through selected essays by some of the greatest historians, critics and artists of the past century. It is dedicated to the student of the visual arts and the idea that art communicates to us through time and space while engaging us on historic, cultural, aesthetic and personal levels.

EMPIRE OF FUNK

HIP HOP AND REPRESENTATION IN FILIPINA/O AMERICA Mark R. Villegas, Kuttin’ Kandi, and Roderick N. Labrador © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text gives long overdue attention to the most popular cultural art form practiced by recent generations of Filipina/o American youth. A pioneering work, the anthology features the voices of artists, scholars, and activists to begin a dialogue on Filipina/o American youth culture and its relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class.

ILLUSIONS OF STILLNESS AND MOVEMENT AN INTRODUCTION TO FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY Lucia Ricciardelli © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides an interdisciplinary, theoretical framework and a historical context for understanding the full impact of media on contemporary culture. It examines the distinct ways we understand the meaning of “cinematic” and “photographic” from the perspective of the artistic humanities to see what distinguishes and what connects the two.

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IGNITE THE SOUL

THE ART OF FIGURE DRAWING Han Dai-Yu © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book is an excellent tool for teaching technical skills, while also recognizing, supporting, and encouraging the creative spirit and artistic process. Uniting concepts from Chinese calligraphy and Western traditional art, Han Dai-Yu maps out a step-by-step approach suitable for both established artists looking to transcend their current approach and novices looking for a way to begin.

MYTH AND ART IN EKPHRASIS Patrick Hunt © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

Whether ancient or modern in its applications, Ekphrasis is an ancient Greek word that essentially has to do with literary versions inspiring visual artistic versions, or vice versa. Visual literacy can be as important as verbal literacy, and tracing these symbiotic influences and looking at their backgrounds are some of the primary foci of Myth and Art in Ekphrasis.

ART OF CHRISTMAS PUER NATUS EST

Patrick Hunt © 2011 REQUEST a Review Copy

Art of Christmas: Puer Natus Est (A Child is Born) is lavishly illustrated with over 75 beautiful color images that celebrate almost two thousand years of art on the theme of Advent. The book pairs artwork, including sculpture, painting, and other media, with narratives of the gospels and related literature. The written texts support the art and fill in perceived gaps in the story of Christ’s birth.

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Studio Arts & Art History Fall 2018 Title Catalog  

Cognella is pleased to share this selection of upcoming, newly published, and well established titles. It is our hope these innovative title...

Studio Arts & Art History Fall 2018 Title Catalog  

Cognella is pleased to share this selection of upcoming, newly published, and well established titles. It is our hope these innovative title...