Visual Culture and Literacy: Art Appreciation from Multicultural Perspectives
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Visual Culture and Literacy: Art Appreciation from Multicultural Perspectives develops students’ appreciation of art including observation, articulation, and critical thinking skills through visual arts. Additionally, this text provides student opportunities to develop understanding of human creativity, arts, values, and reasoning. Visual lectures online, related readings in the text and website are included and focus on visual thinking strategy as a communicative tool.
Each chapter of Visual Culture and Literacy: Art Appreciation from Multicultural Perspectives includes:
- Chapter Objectives
- Visuals Lists
- Key Concepts (Vocabulary & definitions)
- A Review Quiz
Introduction: How to Use this Workbook with the Website
Part I: Visual Culture and Literacy
Chapter 1: Philosophy of Creating & Teaching Art—What Is Art and What Is It For?
Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity in Art: Who Makes Art, How, and Why?
Chapter 3: Artistic and Aesthetic Development through Visual Art
Part II: Artistic Perception—Elements of Art and Principles of Design
Chapter 4: Line, Shape and Form (Mass)
Chapter 5: Space
Chapter 6: Light and Color
Chapter 7: Other Elements of Art: Texture, Pattern, Time and Motion
Chapter 8: Principles of Design
Part III: Creative Expression—Diverse Media and Processes
Chapter 9: 2D Media
Chapter 10: 3D Media
Chapter 11: 4D Media (Four Dimensional Time Arts—Photography, Video, Films, etc.)
Chapter 12: Emerging Art (Graphic Art, Electronic Art, Interactive Art, etc.)
Part IV: Cultural & Historical Contexts in the Visual Art World
Chapter 14: Classical to Renaissance: Mainstream Art History in the Western World
Chapter 15: Modernism and Post-Modernism in the Visual Art World (High VS Low Art)
Chapter 17: Western World
Part V: Aesthetic Valuing in the Visual World
Chapter 16: Beyond 21st Century: Where are we going?
Chapter 18: Modernism vs. Postmodernism in Visual Art World (High vs. Low Art)
Chapter 19: Women Artists and Their Art in the Changing Art World
Chapter 20: The Visual Art World Now: Where are we going?