Art Beyond The West
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📒Art Beyond The West ✍ Michael Kampen-O'Riley
✏Art Beyond the West Book Summary : In this major survey of the arts of Africa, India and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, the Pacific, and the Americas, Michael Kampen O'Riley presents the vast and fascinating range of arts that lie outside the Western tradition. Within a predominantly geographic and chronological framework, he explores the arts of these areas from the beginnings of civilization to the present day. pieces from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. But it was not until the 18th and 19th centuries that Europeans began to pay serious attention to the spectacular art and architecture they found abroad. With the accumulation of knowledge, each of these arts began to be recognized and appreciated in its own terms. Using maps, time charts, and a wide selection of famous and lesser known images, the author charts this growing awareness region by region, analyzing individual art works within their cultural contexts. The book's final chapter focuses on the increasing interrelation between all these cultures during the 20th century and into the 21st. acknowledged as instrumental in the creation of new hybrid art forms that draw their inspiration both from specific cultural traditions and the contemporary world at large.
📒Understanding Art ✍ Lois Fichner-Rathus
✏Understanding Art Book Summary : UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with exciting images from Rembrandt to Zaha Hadid in order to truly connect with students and to foster understanding of the art that surrounds them in everyday life. The Compare + Contrast feature encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills, through comparisons of works such as The Davids of Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Students will be inspired to become as passionate about art as you are! The latest edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, and conceptual art. There is also new Art Tour for Los Angeles and over 100 new images in the areas of fashion, crafts, industrial design and architecture. A comprehensive, optional, set of online tools makes it easier than ever for students to study and learn the material, regardless of their particular learning styles. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, video and audio clips, image flashcards, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒Art For Dummies ✍ Thomas Hoving
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📒Art Beyond Borders ✍ Jerome Bazin
✏Art beyond Borders Book Summary : This book presents and analyzes artistic interactions both within the Soviet bloc and with the West between 1945 and 1989. During the Cold War the exchange of artistic ideas and products united Europe?s avant-garde in a most remarkable way. Despite the Iron Curtain and national and political borders there existed a constant flow of artists, artworks, artistic ideas and practices. The geographic borders of these exchanges have yet to be clearly defined. How were networks, centers, peripheries (local, national and international), scales, and distances constructed? How did (neo)avant-garde tendencies relate with officially sanctioned socialist realism? The literature on the art of Eastern Europe provides a great deal of factual knowledge about a vast cultural space, but mostly through the prism of stereotypes and national preoccupations. By discussing artworks, studying the writings on art, observing artistic evolution and artists? strategies, as well as the influence of political authorities, art dealers and art critics, the essays in Art beyond Borders compose a transnational history of arts in the Soviet satellite countries in the post war period. ÿ
📒The Role Of Gender In Precolumbian Art And Architecture ✍ Virginia E. Miller
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📒The West Beyond The West ✍ Jean Barman
✏The West Beyond the West Book Summary : First published in 1991 and revised in 1996, this third edition of The West beyond the West has been supplemented by new material bringing the book up to date. Barman's deft scholarship is readily apparent and the book demands to be on the shelf of anyone with an interest in British Columbian or Canadian history.
📒The Visual Arts Of Africa ✍ Judith Perani
✏The Visual Arts of Africa Book Summary : Presented by geographic region, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the important traditions of African art within the artistic and historical context of each region.Visual Arts of Africa emphasizes gender, power, and life cycle rituals related to African artistic traditions and provides a focus on the social, religious, and political contexts in which much of the art functions. The book presents the diversity of African art by covering a wide range of art forms, from wooden and metal sculpture to textiles, dress, ceramics, architecture, and architectural decoration. It presents the historical and cultural artistic traditions of each geographic region through a range of art forms, from the earliest known documented art works to contemporary works by late twentieth century artists. Also includes recent published field research.A valuable reference book for any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the historical and cultural traditions of African art.
📒Music Therapy ✍ Leslie Bunt
✏Music Therapy Book Summary : Music therapy is recognised as being applicable to a wide range of healthcare and social contexts. Since the first edition of Music Therapy: An art beyond words, it has extended into areas of general medicine, mainstream education and community practice. This new edition revises the historical and theoretical perspectives and recognises the growing evidence and research base in contemporary music therapy. Leslie Bunt and Brynjulf Stige document the historical evolution of music therapy and place the practice within seven current perspectives: medical, behavioural, psychoanalytical, humanistic, transpersonal, culture-centred and music-centred. No single perspective, individual or group approach is privileged, although the focus on the use of sounds and music within therapeutic relationships remains central. Four chapters relate to areas of contemporary practice across different stages of the lifespan: child health, adolescent health, adult health and older adult health. All include case narratives and detailed examples underpinned by selected theoretical and research perspectives. The final two chapters of the book reflect on the evolution of the profession as a community resource and the emergence of music therapy as an academic discipline in its own right. A concise introduction to the current practice of music therapy around the world, Music Therapy: An art beyond words is an invaluable resource for professionals in music therapy and music education, those working in the psychological therapies, social work and other caring professions, and students at all levels.
📒The Art Of Sergio Leone S Once Upon A Time In The West ✍ John Fawell
✏The Art of Sergio Leone s Once Upon a Time in the West Book Summary : Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's greatest cinematic achievement, Once Upon a Time in the West, served to refute these criticisms while exposing the director's unique romanticism and artistic ambition. As Leone's fourth successful American western film, Once Upon a Time in the West earned him acclaim for liberating the western genre, restoring it to a place of antique American simplicity. The principal goal of this book is to sharpen an appreciation for Sergio Leone and his most famous American western. The first two chapters deal with the relationship between Once Upon a Time in the West and the western films that preceded it, particularly those of John Ford. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the central characters of Once Upon a Time in the West, with special attention to Jill, Leone's first female protagonist and a surprisingly successful character, central to the plot and accorded a kind of existential strength usually reserved for men in Westerns. The sixth, seventh and eighth chapters address Leone's visual style, which represents a unique fusion of Hollywood classicism and modernism, and reveals the influences of Italian Surrealism and the French New Wave. The final chapters explore the rhythm, romanticism, and musical character of Once Upon a Time in the West, espousing the theory that Leone's approach to film is, above all, musical.
📒The Arts In The West Since 1945 ✍ Arthur Marwick
✏The Arts in the West Since 1945 Book Summary : The 'Arts' hold a revered and respected place within modern Western society - but what exactly defines 'culture'; what gives it this enigmatic status; what influences its composition and propagation; what controls and limitations is it subject to; and what can it achieve within our world? Arthur Marwick tackles these issues head on, with a both detailed and eclectic account of the 'Arts' in the West since the Second World War. He looks at the full range of possible candidates for the category of 'Art', from both elite and popular cultures: from high literature to pulp fiction, fromart-house cinema to soap-opera, Art Music to Rock and Pop. This book looks at the fascinating diversity of twentieth-century art in the context of the social, technological, and political events, movements, and developments that have shaped our history - such as the holocaust, the television, feminism. Marwick examines how these factors have affected thecultural output of Western society since 1945, and in turn how art has fed back its own agenda and priorities into this society.