In this many faceted survey of painting, the print, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and industrial design, Bernard Myers...

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UNDERSTANDING THE ARTS

In this many faceted survey of painting, the print, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and industrial design, Bernard Myers not only discusses specific masters and their works, but considers the aesthetic and historical considerations which must be taken in appreciating a work of plastic art, and indicates the possible avenues of approach that both the artist and the observer have at their disposal. There is no attempt here to dwell on any one particular aspect of the subject, but rather to give the reader a comprehensive view, with the emphasis on Western trends. The amount of material spanned is enormous and Dr. Myers has done an admirable job in integrating his two subjects, aesthetics and art-history, into a lucid and readable text. This is not a book for the advanced student of either field, but provides, with its abundant illustrations, a very helpful survey- introduction for the interested novice.

Pub Date: June 3, 1958

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Publisher: Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1958