The joy of art : how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art

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New York : Allworth Press, ©2020.


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Westover - Adult New Nonfiction701.18 SCHLAChecked OutOctober 23, 2021


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343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
9781621537045, 1621537048


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Includes index.
An Artist's Insights on Art Appreciation. Written by a practicing artist, this book decodes and maps the basic elements of visual art, leading the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation. Not an art history lesson per se, this illustrated guide is rather a tool kit to make the study of art and a visit to the museum truly rewarding. An entertaining and informative read, The Joy of Art offers the reader: A working art vocabulary to help you identify and explain what you're looking at; Answers to many of the questions you may have about visual art in general; A summary of the basic criteria to consider when looking at art; Highlights of the primary art genres and an introduction to the artists who pursued them; Many visual examples of aesthetic considerations and practices; Interesting facts about your favorite artists and clues to why they made the choices they did; A few games to test your new skills. The Joy of Art contains 150 color photographs and many interesting insights from an artist-author who takes readers behind the curtain and into the studio to uncover what actually goes into making a work of art. If you love art, this book will take your appreciation to a new level. Not only will your enjoyment of art increase, you'll be able to clearly communicate your understanding to others.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Schlam, C. D. (2020). The joy of art: how to look at, appreciate, and talk about art . Allworth Press.

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Schlam, Carolyn Dobkin, 1947-. 2020. The Joy of Art: How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk About Art. New York: Allworth Press.

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Schlam, Carolyn Dobkin, 1947-. The Joy of Art: How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk About Art New York: Allworth Press, 2020.

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Schlam, Carolyn Dobkin. The Joy of Art: How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk About Art Allworth Press, 2020.

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