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Great Works of Art Explained, Parts 1 and 2: Art and Music - the Medieval Era.

Chicago: CLEARVUE/eav, (800-253-2788), CD-ROM, $60.00 each, two for $115.00.

The computer as teacher has rarely been as worthwhile as in these three CD-ROMS. Easily adaptable to Macintosh, Windows, or Windows 95, these CDs are appropriate for class or individual use. Each CD features clear audio--music and text--high quality full-color images combining multiple hypertext links to indexes with many references, extensive search capabilities, and an on-line dictionary and encyclopedia. The amount of visual and verbal information available on each disc is truly amazing. Great Works of Art, Part 1, examines works that embody spiritual or religious themes with tours of Chartres Cathedral, Giotto's paintings, and the Merode Altarpiece triptych. Part 2 presents artworks that reference themes of warfare and conflict, such as the Bayeux Tapestry, Goya's The Third of May, and Picasso's Guernica. The Art and Music CD shows architecture, sculpture, and images from three eras: the Roman Empire, the Gothic Period, and the Medieval Period. Despite the multiple levels of image and information via numerous links and modes, these CDs are easy to navigate. Recommended for high school, university, and personal enrichment.
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Title Annotation:Evaluation; CD-ROM
Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Product/Service Evaluation
Date:May 1, 1998
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