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The Pocket Universal Principles of Art

Book Description

The Pocket Universal Principles of Art is a portable but still comprehensive reference for all artists, and a companion volume to Rockport Publishers' best-selling Universal Principles of Design.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. 001 Abstraction
  4. 002 Allegory
  5. 003 Ambiguity
  6. 004 Appropriation
  7. 005 Areas of Competence
  8. 006 Authenticity and Outsider Art
  9. 007 Autobiography
  10. 008 Balance
  11. 009 Beauty
  12. 010 Boundaries
  13. 011 Brush Techniques
  14. 012 Chance
  15. 013 Classicism and Renaissance
  16. 014 Collage and Assemblage
  17. 015 Color as Light
  18. 016 Color as Limit
  19. 017 Color Theory
  20. 018 Composition
  21. 019 Conceptual Art
  22. 020 Consistency of Visual Language
  23. 021 Craft
  24. 022 Creativity
  25. 023 Cross-Cultural Fertilization
  26. 024 Cubism
  27. 025 Dada
  28. 026 Decoration
  29. 027 Distortion
  30. 028 Distribution
  31. 029 Drawing Language
  32. 030 The Emotive Object
  33. 031 Erotic Art
  34. 032 Expression in the Abstract
  35. 033 Fantasy and Visionary Art
  36. 034 Finish
  37. 035 Formal Innovation
  38. 036 Form Rendered
  39. 037 Gender
  40. 038 Harmony
  41. 039 Hierarchical Proportion
  42. 040 Imagination
  43. 041 Installation
  44. 042 Intentionality
  45. 043 Interactive Art
  46. 044 Juxtaposition
  47. 045 Kinetic Art
  48. 046 Land Art
  49. 047 Layers
  50. 048 Linear Basics
  51. 049 Mannerism
  52. 050 Mass
  53. 051 Materials as Art
  54. 052 Minimalism
  55. 053 Mixed Media and Multimedia
  56. 054 Motif
  57. 055 Movement
  58. 056 Narrative
  59. 057 Op Art
  60. 058 Overload
  61. 059 Performance Art
  62. 060 Perspective
  63. 061 Plasticity
  64. 062 Politics and Polemics
  65. 063 Prepare and Develop
  66. 064 Printmaking
  67. 065 Process as Meaning
  68. 066 Proportion and Ratio
  69. 067 Quality
  70. 068 Quoting
  71. 069 Readymades
  72. 070 Realism
  73. 071 Religiosity
  74. 072 Repetition
  75. 073 Representation
  76. 074 Restraint
  77. 075 Rhythm
  78. 076 Romanticism
  79. 077 Scale
  80. 078 Semiotics
  81. 079 Semiotics 2: Deconstruction
  82. 080 Sensitivity and Sensibility
  83. 081 Shape
  84. 082 Shock
  85. 083 Simplification
  86. 084 Space and Volume
  87. 085 Spectacle
  88. 086 Style and Stylishness
  89. 087 Successive Approximation
  90. 088 Sufficiency of Means
  91. 089 Surrealism
  92. 090 Symbols
  93. 091 Symmetry
  94. 092 Temporary Art
  95. 093 Texture
  96. 094 Theme
  97. 095 Tone as Structure
  98. 096 Touch Communicates
  99. 097 Tribal Art
  100. 098 Trompe l’Oeil Trompe l’Oeil
  101. 099 Underpainting
  102. 100 Video Art
  103. Credits
  104. Acknowledgments
  105. About the Author