Revel® Art History 6th Edition © 2018
Revel® Art History brings the history of art to life for a new generation.
- The 6th Edition offers expanded global coverage, particularly in artwork from South and Southeast Asia and Africa.
- An updated chapter on contemporary art better reflects recent trends in the art world.
- This program is delivered on Pearson’s Revel® platform.
Revel® Art History 6th Edition
This edition balances formal analysis with contextual art history to engage a diverse student audience.
Expanded coverage of global art history
The 6th Edition of Art focuses on global art-history coverage, particularly the chapters addressing South and Southeast Asia and Africa.
Edition Revised Based on Key Learning Objectives
To facilitate student learning and understanding of art history, the 6th edition is centered on six key learning objectives. These overarching goals helped steer and shape this revision. They are repeated at the beginning of each chapter, tailored to that section of the book, to remind students of the goals and objectives of the study of art history.
Updated images and maps enhance the narrative and broaden understanding.
Updated images and the addition of many new artworks deepen art-history stories and keep the text up to date. Newly added maps also provide another facet of art-history learning.
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Revel® Art History 6th Edition Stokstad, Cothren
Expanded 6th edition coverage of global and contemporary art.
Enhanced chapter features
Newly added images, artists, and descriptive language of artworks enhance the 6th edition.
Global coverageGlobal coverage has been expanded with the addition of new works of art and revised discussions that incorporate new scholarship.
Contemporary ArtChapter 33 on contemporary art has been reorganized and reworked for greater clarity and timeliness. Coverage of numerous new works has been incorporated into this chapter.
A Starter KitA Starter Kit provides a concise primer of basic concepts and tools. The text's Introduction explores how these concepts and tools can be used to understand art history.
Art and its Contexts features
Art and its Contexts features delve into selected works or issues from the chapter. Elements of Architecture features clarify specific architectural features, often explaining engineering principles or building technology.
Elements of ArchitectureElements of Architecture features clarify specific architectural features, often explaining engineering principles or building technology.
Technique FeaturesTechnique features outline the techniques and processes by which certain types of art are created.
Updated MapsUpdated maps list all of the places mentioned within the chapter, helping students to visualize key locations.
Updated ImagesImages have been updated whenever new and improved images were available, or when artworks have been cleaned or restored.
Updated LanguageLanguage used to characterize works of art, especially that which attempts to capture the lifelike appearance of the natural world, has been refined and clarified to bring greater precision and nuance.
New WorksNew works have been added to the discussion in many chapters to enhance and enrich what is presented in the text. Highlights include the Great Mosque of Damascus, Mesa Verde and Imogen Cunningham's Two Callas.
New ArtistsSeveral artists are also discussed through new, and more representative, works, including Zhao Mengfu, Vladimir Tatlin, and Mary Cassatt.
Online Platform for your Art History Instruction
This course is hosted on the Pearson Revel® learning platform, where students read and practice in one continuous experience. Interactive content and assessments integrated throughout the narrative provide opportunities for students to explore and apply concepts.
Built-in quizzes and concept checks enable teachers to gauge student comprehension frequently, providing timely feedback and addressing learning gaps along the way.
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More about Art History
Marilyn Stokstad Author Bio
Marilyn Stokstad (1929 to 2016), teacher, art historian, and museum curator, was a leader in her field for decades and served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Women's Caucus for Art. In 1997, she was awarded the Governor's Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College. She was Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She also served in various leadership capacities at the University's Spencer Museum of Art and was Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
Michael W. Cothren Author Bio
Michael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Art at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Coordinator of Medieval Studies and Chair of the Humanities Division. Since arriving at Swarthmore in 1978, he has taught specialized courses on Medieval, Roman, and Islamic art and architecture, as well as seminars on visual narrative and on theory and method, but he particularly enjoys teaching the survey to Swarthmore beginners. His research and publications focus on French Gothic art and architecture, most recently in a book on the stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral entitled Picturing the Celestial City. Michael is a consultative curator at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the International Center of Medieval Art and as President both of the American Committee of the International Corpus Vitrearum and of his local school board. When not teaching, writing or pursuing art historical research, you can find him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.
Table of Contents
- Prehistoric Art
- Art of the Ancient Near East
- Art of Ancient Egypt
- Art of the Ancient Aegean
- Art of Ancient Greece
- Etruscan and Roman Art
- Jewish and Early Christian Art
- Byzantine Art
- Islamic Art
- Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200
- Chinese and Korean Art before 1279
- Japanese Art before 1333
- Art of the Americas before 1300
- Arts of Africa to the Sixteenth Century
- Early Medieval Art in Europe
- Romanesque Art
- Gothic Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
- Fourteenth-century Art in Europe
- Fifteenth-century Art in Northern Europe
- Renaissance Art in Fifteenth-century Italy
- Sixteenth-century Art in Italy
- Sixteenth-century Art in Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula
- Seventeenth-Century Art in Europe
- Art of South and Southeast Asia after 1200
- Chinese and Korean Art after 1279
- Japanese Art after 1333
- Art of the Americas after 1300
- Art of Pacific Cultures
- Arts of Africa from the Sixteenth Century to the Present
- European and American Art, 1715 to 1840
- Mid to Late Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States
- Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900 to 1950
- The International Scene since the 1950s