The Art of Understanding Art by Irina D. Costache
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The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and other readers new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas and opinions about art and how to express them with confidence.

Offers an inquiry—unique among introductory art texts—into the learning process of understanding and appreciating artExamines the multiple issues and processes essential to making, analyzing and evaluating artUses cross-cultural examples to help readers develop comprehensive, yet personal, ways of looking at and thinking about artIncludes an annotated glossary of the 'Art World', institutions and individuals that play a role in defining art as well as diagrams, textboxes callouts and other visual elements to highlight information and enhance learningRichly illustrated with over 40 imagesSuggests innovative class assignments and projects useful for developing lesson plans, and offers an online companion site for additional illustrations and information

About Irina D. Costache

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Irina D. Costache, Ph.D., is an art historian and Professor of Art History at California State University Channel Islands. Her innovative teaching methodologies have been recognized with awards and grants. She has curated several exhibitions, including Postmodern Calligraphies, Nature and/or Technology and Line and Color. Her presentations and publications include This is Not a Painting: Art History and the Internet, Visual Culture/ Virtual Art, Italian Futurism and the Decorative Arts, and Futurist Film: an Incomplete Project.
Published August 8, 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell. 280 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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