From the Back Cover
She describes the ingredients of composition, space, form, tone and colour which make up a picture, and discusses the importance of subject matter and the original function and setting of a picture in appreciating its visual meanings.
Mary Acton discusses work by a wide range of Western European and American artists, from the fifteenth century to the present day.
About the Author
Mary Actonwas 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) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.