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This guide is designed to accompany Art History 101 Online as taught by Jill Bain.
Writing and Citing
Writing about Art / Marjorie Munsterberg
"Explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes. Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis..."
Unit One: Introduction to the Course
Readings from the textbook, Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History (15th or 16th ed.)
Units Two and Three, Stone Age Cultures and the Ancient Near East
Cave Art by
Call Number: N 5310 D38 2017 Abb Stacks
In pictures and words, David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known "painting kits", found virtually intact after their use 100,000 years ago in South Africa, to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age that are so famous today.
Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art by
Call Number: Ebook
This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian / Ur III, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian art.
The books below are just a sampling of the print and ebook titles we have in the library. For more background information on art history, or the civilizations you are studying, see the Background tab. To find more books and videos for unit topics, see the Books & Videos tab.
Units Four: Ancient Egypt
Unit Five, Six, and Seven: Minoans, Mycenaeans, Ancient Greece, Hellenistic and Etruscan
A Companion to Greek Art by
Call Number: E-book
This well-illustrated two-volume set offers a comprehensive, authoritative account of the development of Greek art through the 1st millennium BC. While there is no shortage of introductory handbooks on Greek art, the current publication takes a fresh look at the many facets of the subject, from the basic forms, materials, and types, to colonization, iconography, and finally the reception of Greek art in post-classical periods.
Unit Nine: From the Roman to the Byzantine Empire
Unit Ten: Early Islam and Early Medieval Europe
Units Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen: Romanesque, Gothic, and Italy 1200 - 1400