An Art Appreciation Primer
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Principles covered in this primer include visual elements such as line and pattern, shape and mass, light and color. Students will also enhance their ability to appreciate and interpret space, time and motion, and texture.
The book helps students recognize and value how balance, rhythm, repetition, contrast, scale, and proportion are used in the visual arts. Each chapter includes activities and project ideas that allow students to immediately apply what they have learned.
An Art Appreciation Primer: Elements and Principles of Design takes learning beyond textbooks and makes it possible for students to use their knowledge and skills to analyze and appreciate art in non-classroom contexts. The book is an excellent companion to standard textbooks for courses in art appreciation and introductory art history. It is also a great resource for high school art teachers.