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A World of Art College level text for art appreciation Excellent book nice glossy photos and pages, time line in the back and historical references to time periods and pieces This was a textbook for me while I was taking an Art Appreciation course it did a lot to help understand basic concepts and techniques of art as well as study classic pieces I found the book to be extremely helpful well written Lots of color photos, time lines, spot on index section Highly recommend I do think it s grossly overpriced, however Excellent book nice glossy photos and pages, time line in the back and historical references to time periods and pieces This was a textbook for me while I was taking an Art Appreciation course it did a lot to help understand basic concepts and techniques of art as well as study classic pieces I found the book to be extremely helpful well written Lots of color photos, time lines, spot on index section Highly recommend I do think it s grossly overpriced, however Not really sure how to rate a textbook, but it seemed fine. Awesome Love Art. A decent entrance for the student that has never studied art with any discipline While it seemed to me that many of the author s opinions were subjective, the nature of art makes it almost impossible to choose any one interpretation of a given subject and stick to it The book did fuel some interesting dialogue and made the semester go by faster than it probably would have That s possibly the highest compliment I can pay a textbook at this point. Before reading Sayre s book, I was one of those people who would walk through an art museum, gravitate to some pictures, walk past others with barely a glance, and wonder why some of the famous pictures on the wall were so celebrated A World of Art changed all that Sayre writes with an almost elegant economy and a surprising amount of emotion without getting excessive for a text book He doesn t try to argue or persuade rather, he helps you open your eyes and learn what questions to ask whe Before reading Sayre s book, I was one of those people who would walk through an art museum, gravitate to some pictures, walk past others with barely a glance, and wonder why some of the famous pictures on the wall were so celebrated A World of Art changed all that Sayre writes with an almost elegant economy and a surprising amount of emotion without getting excessive for a text book He doesn t try to argue or persuade rather, he helps you open your eyes and learn what questions to ask when confronted with a work of art you re seeing for the first time The book is loaded with beautiful illustrations chosen astutely to aid in communicating the substance of the text The chapters are relatively short, but they re packed with content This was the text that accompanied an art appreciation course I took in college I ve re read many of the chapters in the years since college some I ve read several times I ve got dozens of post it notes stuck to the margins to remind me of things that provoked trains of thought or that clarified things I hadn t previously understood I ve even used the book to help plan some of my travel, because if I knew I d be in a city with a museum that housed any of the works Sayre discusses in the book I didn t want to miss the opportunity to see them.Don t let the text book aspect of this book put you off This is a book that s a pleasure to read, a delight to look at, and an excellent introduction to the often arcane language of art criticism I do recommend reading the first four or five chapters in order after that, you can probably skip around among the chapters, but the first ones lay the groundwork for grasping the fundamental questions of what art is and maybe most important what are the functions of art I can honestly say that had I not read this book I would never have taken up painting It has enriched my visits to some of the fantastic museums in the US, the UK, and Europe, and it s the jumping off point for what has been a long and rewarding time of further reading of books on art and artists.Highly recommended Don t be at all shocked to find that, after reading the book, you suddenly begin to appreciate some forms of art that you might have otherwise dismissed A very beautiful book that introduces the reader the to wonderful world of art. Love this book Great textbook Wonderful resource. By far my favorite part of Western Heritage in a Global Context I love learning about art so this was a god book for me.


About the Author: Henry M. Sayre

Henry M Sayre is a Distinguished Professor of Art History He has written several books on his subject.Sayre was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1948.


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