Master and His Apprentices Textbook
The dilemma: desiring art history for your student yet wanting a decidedly Biblical perspective in content and interpretation. This course starts with its focus--God as creator and His masterpieces--and then chronologically records the history of man as he mirrors Gods creative abilities through artistic creation. Designed for home or classroom use, this chronologically ordered course covers Gods creative acts and then ancient Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art. Most of the text focuses on arts Anno Domini: the Byzantine, Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The post 1600s and non-western art are highlighted briefly. Chapter timelines align artistic works beside Christian and general world history. At the text end, a complete timeline is included with additional essays, an index of pieces by location and art terms, consulted sources, and a text index. Carefully-selected, full-colored photos adorn each page of this oversized text (9"x 11 1/2"). The author was careful to limit nudity and potentially objectionable material. However, youll want to preview, particularly in the Baroque and Renaissance sections. Also included are artists interpretations of Jesus and others from the Bible.
The text serves as an overview of art history from creation to the 20th Century. Hardcover, 370 pgs.
The Master and His Apprentices is an art history textbook written from a Christian perspective. Combined with the companion Teacher Guide, it forms a complete 1-credit elective course for high school students, whether homeschooled or in a private Christian school. However, this is also a great book for adults interested in art appreciation. Moreover, Christian families,church libraries, etc. can also offer sound, biblical art history for students of all ages.
With over 600 images, this is a comprehensive overview of art history beginning with Creation and God as the Master artist. Periods covered include the AncientNear East, Ancient Egyptian, Aegean, Early Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Medieval & Islamic, Early Christian & Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, Early/High Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, and Baroque. Also, two additional chapters cover modern works and non-Western artwork.
Furthermore, this is a family-friendly resource that does not include any nudity or other objectionable material. Consequently, with The Master and His Apprentices, you will literally SEE how art, archeology and the Bible line up in this fascinating exploration of people, places, world events, and the incredible art that remains for us to enjoy!