This book begins by introducing the historical events and cultural and artistic trends from about 1760 and discusses the advent of Modernism and its many interpretations. Chu considers the changing relationship between artist and audience, evolving attitudes toward the depiction of nature and the confrontation of European artists with non-Western art due to expanding trade and trave. More pictures added. Includes sculpture and photography. Provides students with more exciting visuals to illustrate the works of the nineteenth century. Plates that were black and white in the last edition have been reproduced in color. Adds to the visual appeal and gives a more accurate picture of the art.Several sections have been updated and revised to include more information and make the text more enjoyable. The section on Angelica Kauffmann has been rewritten to clarify her position in a male dominated art world (Chapter 2). The discussion of British watercolor painting has been enriched with a discussion of John Sell Cotman, Robert Cozens, and the "Monro Academy" (Chapter 8). The section on Orientalism has been revised (Chapter 9). The discussion of Eugene Delacroix's Women of Algiers in their Harem has been expanded (figure 10.13) More empahasis has been placed on photography in Chapters 12 and 14.A broad historical framework. Shows the connection between visual culture production and the political, social, and economic order of the time. Helps students to understand how the artwork was conceivedWell-written and cohesive narrative of the material-Employs a unified approach, rather than a series of separate narratives by different voices. Makes it easier for students to follow the story and see how each part fits together. Historical events boxes-Includes major episodes in the French Revolution, International Expositions, and more. Helps students understand and appreciate the material better by placing it in context of real events.Special topics boxes-Elaborates on such topics as painted panoramas and categories of landscape painting. Gives students a more in-depth understanding of the material.Comprehensive and diverse bibliography-Suggests books as well as feature films and documentaries related to the period. Encourages students to extend their study beyond the classroom.Discussion of individual artists' lives. Piques student interest with a human-interest perspective.