ART & ARCHITECTURE I (AA1-A)

COURSE OVERVIEW

The first of a two-semester survey course of art and architectural history.  This semester covers Prehistoric Art through Romanesque Art, guided by Gombrich's The Story of Art, Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Pope John Paul II's "Letter to Artists," and Card. Joseph Ratzinger's "The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty."

ORDERING INFORMATION

Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 2: Roman Studies IIA Study Guide

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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
Student study guides and course plans for the second semester of the Roman Studies, A Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at www.shop.staahomeschool.com.

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

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher/Copyright: 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: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0131934554        978-0131934559
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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

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  • Publisher/Copyright: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF download.
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  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone
Available as a download from the "Resource Library for Teaching-Parents" and the student course webpage.

STAA Student Zone

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There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Spring Live Class: Art and Architecture IA

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 11 and 12 that meets every other academic week of the second semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.



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