ART & ARCHITECTURE II (AA2-A)

Course Registration No. FA -750

COURSE OVERVIEW

Designed as part of European Studies I.  18-week course plan studying Gombrich's The Story of Art: Pocket Edition, and Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition.

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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The Story of Art: Pocket Edition (16th edition)

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher/Copyright: London: Phaidon Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0714847038        978-0714847030
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

1044 pages.

Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th Edition [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Penelope J. E. Davies, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0131934554        978-0131934559
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is the four part volume; 1056 pages. The new copy of the 8th edition at full retail is $179; spending $30-75 on a new or used 7th edition is recommended. If you purchase the 8th edition the chapter numbers will line up but the page numbers will be different. This is a SECULAR, college textbook with large, full color pictures of fine art as well as of modern art. The chapters on modern art will not be studied.

DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF document.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the "Resource Library for Teaching-Parents" and the student course webpage.
OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Face of Jesus in Art

  • ISBN: 0769701809        
  • Supplier: Ignatius Press

From the publisher's website: "Narrated by Mel Gibson, Stacy Keach, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Neal and others, this Emmy-winning program traces the dramatically different ways in which Jesus has been represented in art by people throughout history and around the world. Spanning the early 3rd century to the present, and featuring some of the greatest works in the history of art, this sweeping program is an unprecedented travelogue of art and monuments. State-of-the-art digital technology virtually reconstructs precious works that were destroyed or lost."
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Picturing Mary

  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006. DVD.
  • ISBN: 1594642664        
  • Supplier: Ignatius Press

From the publisher's website: "Narrated by Jane Seymour with dramatic readings by James Keach, this moving program takes viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost 2,000 years and crossing four continents. It visits museums, chapels & cathedrals to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Duccio in their original locations. These treasured artworks reveal the artist's expression of their personal devotion, and are an enduring testament to Mary as the sublime embodiment of the virtues of the human race."

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