A JOURNEY THROUGH THE STIMULATING HISTORY OF ART
UNDERSTANDING ART takes a chronological/historical approach to art, focusing on art works from ancient to contemporary times. Students will understand how historical, political, geographical, social, and religious events shape each culture's art and makes it unique. The text blends art history with cultural and social traditions, emphasizing the role of art in everyday life. The images and content present art as historical evidence of the creative process. The traditions of Western Europe are examined along with those of China, Japan, India, Native America, and Africa.