Released January 2015, Gateways to Art AP* edition is a hardback version of the best-selling art text Gateways to Art, Understanding the Visual Arts originally published in 2011. Thames & Hudson is offering this edition to secondary schools and students who aspire to gain college credit for general education art courses. The text was designed to support the new AP* Art History redesign.
Ralph M. Larmann is a Professor of Art at the University of Evansville where he teaches painting and general art courses. Larmann grew up in the Cincinnati area and received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and MFA from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Before coming to Evansville he taught at Loyola University Chicago, Herron School of Art/IUPUI, University of Cincinnati, and Southern Arkansas University. Larmann is a former President of the college art organization F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) and is coauthor of Gateways to Art, published by Thames & Hudson in 2011. He is also the author of the Art Studio Chalkboard and Figure Drawing Lab, online art tutorials, and co-author of ArtExperience, a CD-ROM available through Cengage Publishing. Larmann’s art has been shown in a variety of venues in the United States and United Kingdom. He has received numerous awards and has work in a number of collections.