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Art in Focus (2006) Interactive Student Edition


"Art in Focus" is a high school art history text. An integrated, chronological approach to the study of art, "Art in Focus" demonstrates the interrelationships of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio art.
Reading age for native speakers: High School students


Unit 1:  Creating and Understanding Art
Chapter 1:  Art and You
Chapter 2:  Developing a Visual Vocabulary
Chapter 3:  Creating Art: Media and Processes
Chapter 4:  Art Criticism and Aesthetics
Chapter 5:  Art History

Unit 2:  Art of Early Civilizations
Chapter 6:  Art of Earliest Times
Chapter 7:  The Art of Ancient Egypt

Unit 3:  Art of Rising Civilizations
Chapter 8:  Greek Art
Chapter 9:  Roman Art

Unit 4:  Art of Asia, the Americas, and Africa
Chapter 10:  The Art of India, China, and Japan
Chapter 11:  The Native Arts of the Americas
Chapter 12:  The Arts of Africa

Unit 5:  Art in Quest of Salvation
Chapter 13:  Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art
Chapter 14:  Early Medieval and Romanesque Art
Chapter 15:  Gothic Art

Unit 6:  Art of an Emerging Modern Europe
Chapter 16:  The Italian Renaissance
Chapter 17:  Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe
Chapter 18:  Art of Sixteenth-Century Europe
Chapter 19:  Baroque Art
Chapter 20:  Rococo Art

Unit 7:  Art of the Modern Era
Chapter 21:  New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Art
Chapter 22:  Art of the Later Nineteenth Century
Chapter 23:  Art of the Early Twentieth Century
Chapter 24:  Modern Art Movements to the Present

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NB: The Page Navigator pdf is not available, the Contents page can be used instead.

About the author
Gene Mittler is the author of Art in Focus, Glencoe’s senior high school art history textbook. He has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and at Indiana University. He received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in art education from Ohio State University. Dr. Mittler has authored grants and published numerous articles in professional journals, and has lectured in the United States and abroad. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University.

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