A Short Walk Around the Pyramids & Through the World of Art

  • 120 pages
  • B00XG9EQDO
  • English
  • Hardcover
A Short Walk Around the Pyramids & Through the World of Art

↝ Hardcover Download @A Short Walk Around the Pyramids & Through the World of Art ⣀ Ebook Author Philip M Isaacson ⥟ Exuding a sincere appreciation for the emotional impact of art, Isaacson s vividly eclectic tour from the pyramids to a magically photographed New York City forms an outstanding introduction to the rewards of looking at art More than 70 beautifully presented examples acquaint readers with painting, sculpture, crafts, industrial design, photography and city planning from Elgin Marble fragments to a Shaker village in Maine, from a Jackson Pollack drip painting to a Peruvian poncho Simple but eloquent descriptions touch on color, form and the power of art to communicate across both centuries and cultures The graceful layout allows ample opportunity for reflection stimulated by Isaacson s gentle observations on the links between a West African tribal funerary figure and a Jacques Lipchitz bronze, or on the sinuous harmony of a Karmann Ghia automobile photographed in front of the Guggenheim Museum Art will make our hearts leap, he writes, and proves it on every page Ages 8 12 Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.Once again, the author of Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish 1988 informs eye and mind with his lucid, intelligent approach to the visual arts Here, he ranges from ancient structures through classical painting and sculpture to contemporary crafts all in a logical progression from pure form to schematic and literal representation and to the impact of color and style on how images are perceived His demonstration of the difference between photographs as simple records of the visual world and as art is admirably effective the Taj Mahal is a work of art, for instance, but a photo of it usually isn t Chapters on Useful Things, made handsome by the way their form follows function, and on communities from traditional villages to a modern city where architectural motifs are particularly harmonious, well integrated, and appropriate, are especially fascinating The author a Maine attorney and art critic makes a splendid guide his examples are a personal selection, some well known and some unfamiliar but all shrewdly chosen to illuminate ideas that could well spark a lifelong interest in art Many of Isaacson s own photos, than two thirds of the 84 color images here, are superb Beautiful, imaginative, and richly provocative Notes on the art index Nonfiction 9 Copyright 1993, Kirkus Associates, LP All rights reserved. short Dizionario inglese italiano WordReference short Traduzione del vocabolo e dei suoi composti, discussioni forum Nilofer Merchant Got a meeting Take walk Nilofer suggests small idea that just might have big impact on your life and health Next time you one meeting, make it into walking Why Waiting in Line Is Torture The New York Times Editors note line is timeless form of torture Here s story from the archives explains why SOME years ago, executives at Houston Literary 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