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Title:
The art lover's almanac : serious trivia for the novice and the connoisseur
Author:
Hume, Helen D., 1933-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 818 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780787967147
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Book

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Summary

If you are an art lover- novice or connoisseur- The Art Lover's Almanac is your easy-to-use guide to the world of art history, famous paintings, art terminology, folk art, great museums, art collecting, and more. You'll want to keep the Almanac handy to browse in your spare moments, to use as a comprehensive reference book, to look up interesting facts, and to enhance your appreciation of the world of art.

The Art Lover's Almanac is divided into eleven chapters that include lists of information, suggestions, little-known facts, definitions, illustrations, and quotations.

ABOUT ART offers information about Fakes and Forgeries . . . Great Art Thefts . . . Auction Knowledge . . . 25 Great Art Magazines

ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION includes topics such as Art and Culture 35,000 B.C. to Present . . . The Aesthetics of Art . . . Well-Known Women Artists . . . Contemporary Paintings

ART FROM MANY CULTURES presents a wide range of information including Greek Historical Periods . . . 50 Major African-American Artists . . . Crafts Created Throughout Mexico . . . Islamic Art

NAÏVE, FOLK, AND OUTSIDER ART contains facts about Universal Folk Art and Crafts . . . Famous Folk Art Environments . . . Major Arts and Crafts Festivals . . . National Heritage Fellows of America

APPLIED DESIGN AND FINE CRAFTS includes a broad range of topics such as 100 Design Icons of the Twentieth Century . . . Museums Emphasizing Glass Collections . . .Textile and Fiber Arts . . . Master Craftspersons of the Twentieth Century

MUSEUMS TO VISIT AROUND THE WORLD presents suggestions and information about How to Visit a Museum . . . Historic American Homes Open as Museums . . . American Museum Towns . . . Major Museums of the World

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS includes a wealth of information on Looking at Prints . . . Drawing Terms . . . Artists Noted for Their Drawings . . . Collecting Prints

PAINTINGS AND PAINTERS features Terms Used in Decorative Painting Techniques . . . Great Themes in Painting . . . Old Masters . . . Timeline: Discoveries in Pigment

SCULPTURE provides facts about Famous Sculptures . . . Earthworks, Past and Present . . . Looking at Sculpture . . . Public Art100 Sculptures

ARCHITECTURE includes information on Frank Lloyd Wright Places You Can Visit . . . Great Places of Worship . . . Spaces for Living . . . American Covered Bridges

PHOTOGRAPHY contains facts about What Makes a Photo a Masterpiece? . . . Types of Photography . . . 75 Master Photographers . . . Digital Artists


Author Notes

Helen D. Hume is an artist and educator. She has taught art in international schools in Belgium and South America as well as art history, painting, ceramics, crafts, photography, and sculpture in a large school district in Missouri. Hume is the author of five books, including two art history books for art educators, and numerous articles for professional magazines


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. About Artp. 3
75 Art Terms to Knowp. 3
Pronunciation Guidep. 11
What Did It Sell For?p. 14
The Price of Passionp. 20
Top Tips for Art Collectorsp. 22
Auction Knowledgep. 26
Displaying Your Artworkp. 30
Hanging Artworkp. 31
Keeping Your Artwork Safep. 32
Special Art Exhibitions and Fairs Worldwidep. 33
Galleries of Interest Worldwidep. 35
Scandals and Headlines in Artp. 37
Copies, Fakes, and Forgeriesp. 41
Art and the Fortunes of Crime, Love, and Warp. 47
Great Art Theftsp. 50
25 Books for the Art Loverp. 57
25 Great Art Magazinesp. 59
Films and Plays about Artp. 60
Books about Art and Artistsp. 62
Artists' Birthdaysp. 66
Chapter 2. Art History and Appreciationp. 73
Art and Culture, 35,000-500 B.C.p. 73
Art and Culture, 500 B.C.-A.D. 500p. 75
Art and Culture, A.D. 500-1000p. 77
Art and Culture, 1000-1500p. 78
Art and Culture, 1500-1750p. 80
Art and Culture, 1750-1875p. 81
Art and Culture, 1875-1950p. 83
Art and Culture, 1950-Presentp. 86
Looking at Artp. 89
The Aesthetics of Artp. 91
Identifying Classicism and Romanticism in Artp. 92
Artistic Periods and Artists of the Western Worldp. 94
Well-Known Women Artistsp. 137
Contemporary Paintingsp. 144
Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Heroesp. 146
50 Mythological Paintingsp. 152
Chapter 3. Art From Many Culturesp. 157
Egyptian Historical Periodsp. 157
Greek Historical Periodsp. 159
Chinese Dynastiesp. 160
Symbols Used in Chinese Artp. 163
Japanese Dynastiesp. 167
Well-Known Asian Artistsp. 168
Museums Emphasizing Asian Artp. 174
50 Major African American Artistsp. 178
150 Additional Influential African American Artistsp. 182
Spiral Groupp. 186
Harlem Renaissance, 1920s-1940p. 186
African American Expressionist Paintersp. 187
Museums Emphasizing African American Artp. 187
Native American Rock Artp. 188
Native American Craftsp. 190
Native American Peoples and Crafts by Regionp. 192
Well-Known 20th-Century Native American Artistsp. 199
Native American Art: Sites and Museumsp. 205
Crafts Created Throughout Mexicop. 220
Well-Known Hispanic Artistsp. 224
Museums Emphasizing Hispanic Artp. 227
Jewish Holidaysp. 228
Judaic Motifsp. 229
Traditional Art and Folk Artp. 231
Museums Emphasizing Judaic Art and Culturep. 234
Judeo-Christian Symbolism in Artp. 236
Islamic Artp. 240
Chapter 4. Naive, Folk, and Outsider Artp. 245
Folk Art Termsp. 245
Universal Folk Art and Craftsp. 247
Collecting Folk Artp. 258
Characteristics of Paintings by Self-Taught Artistsp. 261
Famous Naive Artistsp. 262
20th-Century Outsider and Folk Artistsp. 264
Famous Folk Art Environmentsp. 276
Major Arts and Crafts Festivalsp. 280
Museums with Special Folk Art Collectionsp. 282
National Heritage Fellows of Americap. 292
Chapter 5. Applied Design and Fine Craftsp. 297
100 Design Icons of the 20th Centuryp. 298
Some Great Designersp. 303
100 Fabulous Art Objectsp. 309
Museums of Decorative Arts and Contemporary Craftsp. 315
Major Arts and Crafts Galleriesp. 317
Major Crafts Fairsp. 317
Magazines of Interest to Collectorsp. 319
Museums Emphasizing Glass Collectionsp. 319
Crystalleries You Can Visitp. 321
Glassmaking Termsp. 323
Collecting Glassp. 325
Prominent Glass Artistsp. 327
Museums Emphasizing Ceramics Collectionsp. 332
Ceramics Termsp. 333
Ceramics Artistsp. 335
Textiles and Fiber Artsp. 337
Museums with Exceptional Textile Collectionsp. 338
Textile Termsp. 339
Preserving Textilesp. 341
Collecting Textilesp. 344
Master Fiber Artistsp. 344
Master Craftspersons of the 20th Centuryp. 345
Chapter 6. Museums to Visit Around the Worldp. 349
How to Visit a Museump. 349
Artists' Homes and Museums Around the Worldp. 355
Museums of Late Modern and Contemporary Artp. 358
Museums with Special Collections of Ancient and Classical Artp. 370
Museums Specializing in Western Art of North Americap. 371
Historic American Homes Open as Museumsp. 373
American Museum Townsp. 385
Great Small Museumsp. 389
50 Museums to See in Your Lifetimep. 395
Major Museums of the Worldp. 398
Chapter 7. Prints and Drawingsp. 439
Prints: An Introductionp. 439
Printmaking Termsp. 440
Looking at Printsp. 444
Collecting Printsp. 446
Caring for Prints and Drawingsp. 449
Artists in Printp. 449
Drawing Termsp. 453
Looking at Drawingsp. 456
Collecting Drawingsp. 457
Artists Noted for Their Drawingsp. 458
Museums Especially Noted for Fine Print and Drawing Collectionsp. 462
Chapter 8. Paintings and Paintersp. 465
Painting Termsp. 465
Terms Used in Decorative Painting Techniquesp. 471
Great Themes in Paintingp. 473
Timeline: Discoveries in Pigmentp. 475
Painting Before the "Old Masters"p. 477
Old Mastersp. 479
Newer "Old Masters"p. 485
20th-Century Modern Mastersp. 510
"Old Masters" for Future Generationsp. 531
Chapter 9. Sculpturep. 539
Sculpture Termsp. 539
Looking at Sculpturep. 541
Famous Sculpturesp. 543
Master Sculptors and a Few of Their Worksp. 559
Famous Sculptors, Listed by Countryp. 570
Sculpture Parksp. 577
100 Public Art Piecesp. 589
Earthworks, Past and Presentp. 596
Chapter 10. Architecturep. 605
Architectural Termsp. 605
Museums Featuring Architecturep. 614
Historic Cities Worth a Visitp. 615
Frank Lloyd Wright Places You Can Visitp. 620
Landscape Architectsp. 623
Ancient Greek Architecturep. 625
Ancient Roman Architecturep. 627
Great Places of Worshipp. 634
Assorted Architectural Iconsp. 642
20th-Century Architecturep. 646
Architecture for Commercep. 652
Government Buildingsp. 656
Museum Architecturep. 660
Famous University Buildingsp. 664
Spaces for Livingp. 666
Palacesp. 670
Walled Cities, Castles, and Fortressesp. 676
Architectural Influences of Various Times and Culturesp. 681
Architectural Characteristics of Houses in the United Statesp. 686
Lighthouses in the United Statesp. 698
American Covered Bridgesp. 709
World-Famous Bridgesp. 724
Chapter 11. Photographyp. 731
Terms Used in Photographyp. 731
Video Definitionsp. 736
Museums with Outstanding Photography Collectionsp. 737
What Makes a Photo a Masterpiece?p. 742
Formal Analysis of a Photop. 742
Collecting Photographsp. 744
Types of Photographyp. 746
Framing and Caring for Photographsp. 746
Timeline: Events in Photographyp. 747
Artists and Photographyp. 753
Specific Photographic Groupsp. 755
25 Famous Contemporary Photographersp. 757
75 Master Photographersp. 762
200 More Notable Photographersp. 781
Digital Artistsp. 786
Indexp. 789

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