We form art. Art forms us.
The title of this ebook has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists challenge, interpret, and ultimately create the world around them. The Prebles’ Artforms 11th edition PDF reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the textbook’s history. 3 recent trends drive this edition: new scholarly research, changing pedagogical needs, and recent creativity by artists around the world.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:
- Emphasizes Critical Thinking: Chapter opening – Thinking Ahead questions encourage students to think and focus critically about the issues to come.
- Provides Thematic Exploration: Help college students explore the motivation for individual artists, the reasons for creating art, and how art impacts its audience.
- Focuses on Art Today: More than 175 new images reflect the author’s view that contemporary art provides the best path to art appreciation because of its currency and global nature.
“It is a very rich ebook. The author obviously has much knowledge and is impassioned about his textbook.” – Marsha Anderson, North Lake College
“[The ‘We Form Art’ and ‘Art Forms Us’ boxes] are such a critical tool in trying to illustrate the relevance of art to those that are not art majors.” – Paul Benero, Tarrant County College
“Ideas like catching Part openers, the brief timeline and the learning objectives help get the reader oriented toward deciphering what they are reading about. Including an iconic work along with more obscure ones helps college students start in a comfort zone from which they will branch out.” – Joan Bontempo, Hagerstwon Community College
“The content plan for the 11th edition truly takes another look at this excellent textbook with the goal of responding even more effectively to the needs of 21st century learners and teachers.” – Timothy Jones, Oklahoma City Community College/ University of Oklahoma