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Gothic Art
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The Gothic style brought both divine light and soaring height to medieval churches.

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Art History
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
09/08/2021
Guide to Byzantine Art
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The “Beginner’s guide” introduces foundational concepts, such as the chronology of Byzantine history, sacred imagery, and wearable objects. Subsequent sections are arranged chronologically, covering the Early Byzantine period (c. 330–700), the Iconoclastic Controversy (c. 700s–843), the Middle Byzantine period (843–1204), the Latin Empire (c. 1204–1261), and the Late Byzantine period (c. 1261–1453) and beyond.

These sections include thematic essays on Byzantine art and architecture, essays that focus on key works (subtitled artworks in focus or architecture in focus), and essays that explore Byzantium’s relationships with other cultures (subtitled cross-cultural perspectives). Finally, we have included questions for study or discussion to encourage teachers, students, and other readers to engage with videos and other content on the Smarthistory website which could not be included in this book format but which we believe richly compliments what is presented here.

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Art History
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Textbook
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Smarthistory
Author:
Anne McClanan
Evan Freeman
Date Added:
09/30/2021
Smarthistory: Africa
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Here you can find all the introductory content you'll need to begin your exploration of the art of Africa.

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Visual Arts
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory: Art of the Islamic World
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From the Dome of the Rock to the Taj Mahal, the Coronation Mantle, the Ardabil Carpet, and more... The art of the Islamic world includes everything from magnificent mosques to delicate miniatures, gigantic carpets to ceramic bowls.

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Visual Arts
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Reading
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory: Asia
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Discover thousands of years of art from the world's largest continent. From monumental palaces to rock-cut cave temples, golden crowns to painted scrolls.

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Visual Arts
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Reading
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory:  Europe 1300-1800
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From the Renaissance to the French Revolution. A lot happens! We begin with the Late Gothic, proceed through the Renaissance and the Baroque, and end with the French Revolution.

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Visual Arts
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Reading
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory:  Europe: 19th Century
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Science, industry and the growth of cities transformed art forever. Van Gogh, Delacroix, Monet, Cassatt —we recognize our modern world in 19th century art.

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Visual Arts
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Reading
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory: Global Cultures 1980 - Now
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It can be difficult gain perspective on your own time, but these artists manage to do just that. A room full of seeds, a picture of a picture, a billboard on Times Square, and a dead shark: what does it all mean?

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Visual Arts
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Reading
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Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020
Smarthistory: Modernisms 1900 - 1980
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Two world wars, sweeping technological change, and the undoing of traditional academic art. Can a urinal count as art? What about a canvas of pure color, or a chair placed in front of a gallery wall? These artists answered yes.

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Visual Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Smarthistory
Date Added:
08/31/2020