Course Registration No. FA -748

COURSE OVERVIEW


The first of a two-semester survey course of art and architectural history.  This semester covers Prehistoric Art through Romanesque Art, guided by Gombrich's The Story of Art: Pocket Edition, and Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition.

 

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS


The Story of Art: Pocket Edition (16th edition)

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher/Copyright: London: Phaidon Press, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0714847038        978-0714847030
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

1044 pages.

 

Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th Edition [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Penelope J. E. Davies, et. al.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0131934554        978-0131934559
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is the four part volume; 1056 pages. The new copy of the 8th edition at full retail is $179; spending $30-75 on a new or used 7th edition is recommended. If you purchase the 8th edition the chapter numbers will line up but the page numbers will be different. This is a SECULAR, college textbook with large, full color pictures of fine art as well as of modern art. The chapters on modern art will not be studied.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Art-with-an-Active-Eye Notebook Worksheet

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2002. PDF document.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Available as a download from the "Resource Library for Teaching-Parents" and the student course webpage.

 

 

STAA Study Guide: Roman Studies I, A Track (Essay Writing A • Church History IA • Roman History IA • Roman Literature IA • Art & Architecture IA)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: Lulu

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

 

 


 

What questions can we answer for you?

We would love to hear from you!  Please reach out with your questions by phone or email, schedule a courtesy telephone consultation with an advisor, or submit an enrollment application if you are ready to start planning for the upcoming school year.

 

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