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Art History Portable Book 1: Ancient Art (Art History Portable Edition) Paperback – 29 Jun 2010

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Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has 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 is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.  She has also served in various leadership capacities at the University’s Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri


Michael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Art Department Chair, Coordinator of Medieval Studies, and Divisional Chair of the Humanities.  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 finding him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 29 Sept. 2012
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First off I would like to say that this book is huge and heavy. A total back breaker. With that said the content of the book is well written and the artwork depicted is splendid. I had to get this for a class I'm taking and thought I would sell it back at the end of the school year but changed my mind. I can't get pass the beauty of this product. As well as the detailed history that Marilyn Stokstad provides. It's thorough and to the point without being dry. Which makes learning about the history of Art more fun in my eyes. I believe anybody will enjoy having this book whether or not you are taking a college course or not. It's a definite conversation piece. Not something to be plowed through (especially topping at a 1000 pages)but something you can go back to time and time again to explore the different cultural aspects of art. Yes it's a hefty price tag but well worth the cost. Can't say that about the many textbooks I had to purchase over the year. This one is a keeper.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 April 2017
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Good read
3.0 out of 5 stars Ripped 5 Jun. 2017
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My copy is very torn up and worn by use. I'm just thankful my class is online so I don't have to take it into class with me.
4.0 out of 5 stars It's an amazing book. Full of interesting facts and with fantastic ... 23 April 2017
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It's an amazing book. Full of interesting facts and with fantastic photos.
It weighs in at 10.5 lbs, which is a lot to hold or lug around, though!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, understandable art book. 29 Jun. 2014
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I strongly recommend this Art History book for everyone interested in arts. I'm not an art student, but I sit and read this book from time to time. I find the texts comprehensible even without prior knowledge, art photos of good quality and easy to navigate index. You can find any artist of slight importance mentioned here, and all notable artists are reviewed in detail. Very good book!
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