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  • October 2018
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Debra J. DeWitte (Author, University of Texas at Arlington), Ralph M. Larmann (Author, University of Evansville), M. Kathryn Shields (Author, Guilford College)


Flexible organization, inclusive illustration program, expanded media resources.

A flexible structure that supports teaching and learning, a global perspective, and a focus on visual analysis have quickly made Gateways to Art the best-selling book for art appreciation. With an unmatched illustration program and a wealth of tightly integrated digital resources, the Third Edition will make your course even more exciting. You will love our expanded coverage of contemporary art, new tools for cross-referencing between chapters, new videos, and an Interactive Instructor’s Guide before sampling.


An emphasis on visual analysis

Throughout the text, students are introduced to new ways of analyzing great works of art. They learn what to consider when encountering a work for the first time—even one that is non-representational—and discover that there are many ways of viewing. This outcome fulfills an important course goal.

A diverse, comprehensive art program

The best way to develop visual analysis skills is through practice, and no art appreciation text affords more practice opportunities than Gateways to Art. With nearly 900 unique images—plus 900 repeated images that draw connections across chapters—the book consistently engages students in viewing and interpreting. Moreover, the represented works reflect unparalleled diversity in gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and global regions.

A custom-crafted media program

Students learn best with a mix of media that support various learning styles. With a wealth of videos; adaptive, game-like quizzes in the InQuizitive environment, fully integrated with the ebook; and other tools for self-study created especially for this book, the author-driven media program provides everything instructors and students need for a dynamic teaching and learning experience.  



    Chapter 1.1  Line, Shape, and the Principle of Contrast

    Chapter 1.2  Form, Volume, Mass, and Texture

    Chapter 1.3  Implied Depth: Value and Space

    Chapter 1.4  Color

    Chapter 1.5  Motion and Time

    Chapter 1.6  Unity, Variety, and Balance

    Chapter 1.7  Scale and Proportion

    Chapter 1.8  Focal Point and Emphasis

    Chapter 1.9  Pattern and Rhythm

    Chapter 1.10  Engaging with Form and Content


    Chapter 2.1  Drawing

    Chapter 2.2  Painting

    Chapter 2.3  Printmaking

    Chapter 2.4  Sculpture

    Chapter 2.5  Architecture

    Chapter 2.6  The Tradition of Craft

    Chapter 2.7  Visual Communication Design

    Chapter 2.8  Photography

    Chapter 2.9  Film/Video and Digital Art

    Chapter 2.10  Alternative Media and Processes


    Chapter 3.1  The Prehistoric and Ancient Mediterranean

    Chapter 3.2  Art of the Middle Ages

    Chapter 3.3  Art of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia

    Chapter 3.4  Art of the Americas

    Chapter 3.5  Art of Africa and the Pacific Islands

    Chapter 3.6  Art of Renaissance and Baroque Europe (1400­–1750)

    Chapter 3.7  Art of Europe and America (1700-1865): Rococo to Romanticism

    Chapter 3.8  The Modern Aesthetic: Realism to Expressionism

    Chapter 3.9  Late Modern and Early Contemporary Art in the Twentieth Century

    Chapter 3.10  The Late Twentieth Century and Art of the Present Day


    Chapter 4.1  Art and Community

    Chapter 4.2  Spirituality and Art

    Chapter 4.3  Art and the Cycle of Life

    Chapter 4.4  Art and Science

    Chapter 4.5  Art, Illusion, and Transformation

    Chapter 4.6  Art of Political Leaders and Rulers

    Chapter 4.7  Art, War, and Revolution

    Chapter 4.8  Art of Social Conscience

    Chapter 4.9  The Body in Art

    Chapter 4.10  Identity, Race, and Gender in Art


    Further Reading

    Sources of Quotations

    Illustration Credits


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