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From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History
From Abacus to Zeus A Handbook of Art History Author:James Smith Pierce This new illustrated glossary and iconographical guide presents a wealth of information bearing on the history of the visual arts. Here are concise definitions and explanations for each of the most common terms encountered in the study of art history. Dr. Pierce has included entries on art media, techniques, processes, and principles, including ... more »color terminology, perspective, and principles of architectural construction, among other topics. In addition, individual sections are devoted to the iconography of the most frequently represented mythological and Christian subjects.
FROM ABACUS TO ZEUS is designed especially to accompany H. W. Janson's outstanding HISTORY OF ART in art history, humanities, and art appreciation courses. Almost all entries are keyed to figures and colorplates in the Janson text, and many of the line drawings in the Handbook are based on works reproduced in Janson's book. The Handbook's broad range of coverage, clear explanation, and convenient dictionary form, make it an ideal reference work for independent study as well.« less