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Purposes of art : an introduction to the history and appreciation of art /

by Elsen, Albert E. (Albert Edward) [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 3d ed.Description: viii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: ; .Subject(s): Aesthetics | Art -- Philosophy | Art -- Psychology | Art -- History | Art -- Themes, motives | Art appreciation | Art -- Themes, motives | Art appreciation | Visual arts, to 1973 Critical studies
Contents:
1. Introduction: the artist's profession -- 2. Art as a matter of life and death -- 3. Images of gods -- 4. Religious architecture -- 5. The sacred book -- 6. 15th century Flemish art: the synthesis of heaven and earth -- 8. Michelangelo -- 9. 16th and 17th century art: the synthesis of heaven and earth -- 10. The table in baroque secular art -- 11. Rembrandt -- 12. Images of authority -- 13. The architecture of authority -- 14. The life and death of the city square: pleasure to the people -- 15. To be of one's time: the synthesis of past and present in 19th century art -- 16. Art and nature -- 17. Art, objects, and the object of art -- 18. The portrait in painting and sculpture -- 19. The figure in sculpture -- 20. Picasso -- 21. Imaginative art -- 22. Abstraction: death of the window and life of the square -- 23. Coda: the modern artist.
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Bibliography: pages 468-473.

1. Introduction: the artist's profession -- 2. Art as a matter of life and death -- 3. Images of gods -- 4. Religious architecture -- 5. The sacred book -- 6. 15th century Flemish art: the synthesis of heaven and earth -- 8. Michelangelo -- 9. 16th and 17th century art: the synthesis of heaven and earth -- 10. The table in baroque secular art -- 11. Rembrandt -- 12. Images of authority -- 13. The architecture of authority -- 14. The life and death of the city square: pleasure to the people -- 15. To be of one's time: the synthesis of past and present in 19th century art -- 16. Art and nature -- 17. Art, objects, and the object of art -- 18. The portrait in painting and sculpture -- 19. The figure in sculpture -- 20. Picasso -- 21. Imaginative art -- 22. Abstraction: death of the window and life of the square -- 23. Coda: the modern artist.

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