Throughout the previous six editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.Superb support for teachers and students now includes a new interactive student CD-ROM (Core Concepts in Art version 2.5) packaged with each copy of the text. This exciting study tool offers students an interactive tutorial in the elements and media, review aides and quizzes, as well as an effective image study tool entitled SAWYER: Study Art with Your Electronic Resource. An Instructors Resource CD-ROM (with Instructors Manual and Test Bank), an Online Learning Center, and slide sets are available for instructors. |Broader coverage of Non-Western and contemporary art reflects the most recent changes in the world of art. New works included in Part I introduce artists from non-Western cultures and provide greater emphasis on context and meaning in art. A revised and updated Part V, "Arts in Time," also provides more coverage of contemporary and non-Western art. |Chapters 1 and 2 have been revised and re-organized in order to introduce students to the world of art more effectively. Chapter 1 includes two additional roles that artist have fulfilled in life and society, to introduce the full range of works that students will find in the pages of the text. Chapter 2 has been completely rewritten to enable a more thorough yet more accessible approach to the question posed by its title, żWhat Is Art?ż Highlights of the newly conceived chapter include topics such as żArtist and Audience,ż żArt and Meaning,ż żArt and the Object.ż|In Chapter 4, "Elements of Art," overlay diagrams have been added , to help students see directional and implied lines in paintings by Eakins, Géricault, and Watteau.|In Chapter 7, "Painting", the illustration program has been refreshed to underscore the ongoing importance and liveliness of painting as an art. Artists added for this edition include Elizabeth Peyton, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, and Fred Tomaselli.|Chapter 11, "Sculpture," has been re-titled "Sculpture and Installation", acknowledging that this once radical art form has moved into the mainstream|Not only a book about art, but also an artfully made book, Living with Art has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. The extraordinary attention to detail can be seen in the gorgeous cover, the high-quality paper, and the Smythe-sewn binding for durability. This meticulous care ensures that every illustration is on or facing the page on which it is discussed: the reader never needs to flip the page to review illustrations. In addition, the seventh edition continues to deliver the most accurate color reproductions ever. |The text presents the visual arts from a variety of perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. |The text includes 700 images drawn from a wide range of cultures and time periods. |Innovative and topical, Living with Art pioneered the presentation of single-page biographies keyed to discussions of artworks in the text, as well as essays on such topics as restoration and public art. The seventh edition continues this tradition with new biographies of Louise Bourgeois, Samuel Mockbee, Jackson Pollack, and Olowe of Ise. |"Related Works" boxes in the art history chapters use small photos in the margins as visual cross-references to works covered in other parts of the book, drawing them into the historical discussion. |Brief "Crossing Cultures" essays address the interaction of the European art tradition with those of other cultures. Examples include "Africa Looks Back" and "The Early Buddha Image."|New "Thinking about Art" essays (2-3 per chapter), on topics such as aesthetics and iconoclasm, now complement the ongoing innovative in-text essay program on the broad themes of Artists, Art People, Art Issues, and Crossing Cultures.