From Abacus to Zeus A Handbook of Art History, by Pierce, James Smith, Ph.D.
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- ISBN: 9780131830516 | 0131830511
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/24/2003
Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson'sHistory of Art, Sixth Edition,Hartt'sArt, Fourth Edition,Gardner'sArt Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition,and Stokstad'sArt History (Revised) but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference volume this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard volumes.Topics covered include art terms, processes, and principles, gods, heroes, and monsters, Christian subjects, saints and their attributes, Christian signs and symbols, chronology of painters, photographers, sculptors, and architects, as well as maps, and a directory of museum websites.For art and art history enthusiasts.