Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. This fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated with over 100 images by a wide range of Western European and American artists, ranging from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Botticelli to Picasso, Matisse and Rothko, and now includes modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Anselm Kiefer, Tacita Dean and Marlene Dumas. In addition, Mary Acton presents new examples highlighting the survival and revival of painting in recent years. A new introduction situates the book in the wider context of recent changes in the approach to Art History. A glossary of critical and technical terms used in the language of Art History is also included, with an updated but still selective reading list.

Buy Learning to Look at Paintings book by Mary Acton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415435178
ISBN-10: 041543517X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Learning to Look at Paintings book by Mary Acton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Mary Acton

Mary Acton was Course Director of the Undergraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the History of Art at Continuing Education, University of Oxford. She continues to teach at Oxford University and works as a freelance lecturer, and Learning to Look at Paintings is based on her experience over many years as an art historian and teacher. She is the author of Learning to look at Modern Art (2004)

Books By Author Mary Acton

Learning to Look at Sculpture by Mary Acton

Learning to Look at Sculpture

Paperback, March 2014
$40.49
Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton

Learning to Look at Paintings

Paperback, September 2008
$40.49
Learning to Look at Modern Art by Mary Acton

Learning to Look at Modern Art

Hardback, June 2004
$169.20
Art by Mary Acton

Art

Hardback,

Error Occurred While Processing Request The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error.
Please contact the website administrator.


The following information is meant for the website developer for debugging purposes.
Error Occurred While Processing Request
The system has attempted to use an undefined value, which usually indicates a programming error, either in your code or some system code.

Null Pointers are another name for undefined values.

 
Resources:
  • Enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debug Output Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option.
  • Check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax.
  • Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem.

Browser   CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote Address   54.81.198.150
Referrer  
Date/Time   30-Apr-17 11:29 PM