Art Beyond The West
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📒Art Beyond The West ✍ Michael Kampen-O'Riley
✏Art beyond the west Book Summary : Photographs and text profile the art traditions of Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, the Pacific, and the Americas.
📒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 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
📒Art Beyond Itself ✍ Néstor García Canclini
✏Art beyond Itself Book Summary : First published in Spanish in 2010, Art beyond Itself is Néstor García Canclini's deft assessment of contemporary art. The renowned cultural critic suggests that, ideally, art is the place of imminence, the place where we glimpse something just about to happen. Yet, as he demonstrates, defining contemporary art and its role in society is an ever more complicated endeavor. Museums, auction houses, artists, and major actors in economics, politics, and the media are increasingly chummy and interdependent. Art is expanding into urban development and the design and tourism industries. Art practices based on objects are displaced by practices based on contexts. Aesthetic distinctions dissolve as artworks are inserted into the media, urban spaces, digital networks, and social forums. Oppositional artists are adrift in a society without a clear story line. What, after all, counts as transgression in a world of diverse and fragmentary narratives? Seeking a new analytic framework for understanding contemporary art, García Canclini is attentive to particular artworks; to artists including Francis Alÿs, León Ferrari, Teresa Margolles, Antoni Muntadas, and Gabriel Orozco; and to efforts to preserve, for art and artists, some degree of independence from religion, politics, the media, and the market.
📒Art Beyond Representation ✍ Barbara Bolt
✏Art Beyond Representation Book Summary : Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt’s striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, she challenges the metaphor of light as enlightenment, reconceiving this ‘revealing’ light as the blinding ‘glare’ of the Australian sun, and suggests that too much ‘light’ may in fact reveal nothing. This stimulating book questions many of the fundamental assumptions ingrained in us about the nature of art.
📒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.
📒Imperial Pagan ✍ Paul Strachan
✏Imperial Pagan Book Summary : This work aims to revive interest in the least-examined monumental Buddhist site in Southeast Asia.
✏The Rough Guide to Britain Book Summary : The new full-colour Rough Guide to Britain is the definitive guide to Rough Guides' home patch. Discover the best of what Britain has to offer, with detailed accounts of the country's world-class attractions, from the British Museum to Edinburgh Castle, aided by crystal-clear maps and plans. Get insider tips on Britain's vital, restless cities, from Bristol to Glasgow, and enjoy the bucolic attractions of its countryside, hiking along its walkers' trails or relaxing on its sometimes spectacular beaches. We also steer you towards all the best places to stay, from boutique hotels to cool campsites, and to eat and drink, from Michelin-starred restaurants and gourmet gastropubs to budget cafés and traditional pubs, giving you clear, balanced reviews for all budgets. You'll find lavish photography and colour maps throughout the guide, too, helping you to make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Britain.
📒Beyond East And West ✍ David O'Brien
✏Beyond East and West Book Summary : Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists features recent work by seven important contemporary artists who come from the region stretching from Egypt to Pakistan, but who have lived much of their lives in Europe or the United States. The artists, Jananne Al-Ani, Ghada Amer, Mona Hatoum, Y.Z. Kami, Walid Raad, Michal Rovner, and Shahzia Sikander, draw on their experiences of displacement and knowledge of multiple cultures to offer alternative visions of the contemporary world. They have crossed or collapsed political, cultural, and religious borders, and disrupted conventional and stereotypical representations of time and place, and of history and geography. Their art offers new kinds of intercultural understanding. David O'Brien and David Prochaska write sensitively of how these artists address various experiences of travel, exile, diaspora, alienation, and integration, feelings of longing and belonging, memories of place and people, encounters with divergent views of sexuality and gender, alternate political understandings of the world, and cultural practices that both divide and unite us.