Faculty Book: Laurie Schneider Adams
Laurie Schneider Adams
Art across Time, Combined, 3rd ed.
(McGraw-Hill, 1999; 2001; hardcover and softcover 2006)
Art across Time combines sound scholarship and lively prose, engaging students with both its narrative and its lavish visual program. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, Art across Time offers readers more than a chronology of art; it discusses political, economic, social, and personal concerns that influence the artists and inform their work, uniquely conveying the ideas, beliefs, and circumstances that inspire creativity. Visual reproductions in the text are larger in scale and higher in quality than those in other art history texts, enhancing visual appeal and allowing students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. This third edition is embellished by new visual connections between works, more use of color and architectural diagrams, an enhanced map program, new boxed readings, and more. In addition, the Core Concepts in Art CD-ROM included in previous editions has now been replaced by the book’s Online Learning Center which offers resources for students and teachers, with Web links to digital images and information, along with learning tools, including online quizzes and outlines. Adopting instructors may also now avail themselves of the text's illustration program in digital format via The Image Vault—McGraw-Hill's new Web-based presentation manager. Images from The Image Vault can be incorporated into digital presentations that can be used in class offline, burned to CD-ROM, or embedded in course Web pages. Laurie Schneider Adams is a professor of art history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: JAN 1, 2006