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Gateways to Art

Understanding the Visual Arts

Debra J. DeWitte (Author, University of Texas at Arlington), Ralph M. Larmann (Author, University of Evansville), M. Kathryn Shields (Author, Guilford College)


A flexible format, inclusive approach, and comprehensive illustration program fit the many ways instructors teach Introduction to the Visual Arts.

From Thames & Hudson—the world’s leading art publisher—Gateways to Art facilitates instructor choice and offers unprecedented pedagogical support for students. Short chapters can be read in any order, with new vocabulary defined on the page as it occurs. Eight “Gateways to Art” images (from around the world and all eras) support the common course goal of learning to interpret art in multiple ways and help students build on what they already know. The text is balanced and global, with over 1,000 illustrations—from around the world, and from everyday life.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-500-28956-3
  • 8.5 × 10.9 in / 630 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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