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Exploring Art : A Global, Thematic, Approach

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9780534625689

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7/22/2004
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Summary

Part I: WHAT IS ART? WHO MAKES ART? WHO USES ART? 1. A Human Phenomenon. 2. Language of Art. 3. Language of Architecture. 4. Deriving Meaning. 5. Who Makes Art? 6. Who Uses Art? Part II: WHY DO WE MAKE ART? Survival and Beyond. 7. Food and Shelter. 8. Reproduction and Sexuality. Religion. 9. Deities and Places of Worship. 10. Mortality and Immortality. The State. 11. Power, Politics and Glory. 12. Social Protest/Affirmation. Self and Society. 13. The Human Body. 14. Race, Gender, Clan and Class. 15. Nature, Knowledge and Technology. 16. Entertainment. Post View (Epilogue). Appendix.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART 1 WHAT IS ART, WHO MAKES IT, AND WHAT DO WE DO WITH IT?
1(150)
A Human Phenomenon
3(22)
Toward a Definition of Art
4(2)
Function
4(1)
Visual Form
4(1)
Content
5(1)
Aesthetics
6(1)
Creating Art
6(4)
Visual Perception
7(1)
The Artist's Response to the World
7(1)
Artistic Expression and Creativity
8(2)
Categories of Visual Arts
10(12)
Art, Popular Culture, and Kitsch
11(3)
Stylistic Categories
14(1)
Style Vocabulary
15(3)
Cultural Styles
18(3)
Styles of Artists within Their Cultures
21(1)
Other Categories
22(1)
Synopsis
22(1)
Food for Thought
23(2)
The Language of Art
25(30)
Formal Elements
26(19)
Line
26(2)
Light and Value
28(1)
Color
29(4)
Texture and Pattern
33(2)
Shape and Volume
35(1)
Space
36(6)
Time and Motion
42(1)
Chance/Improvisation/Spontaneity
43(1)
Engaging All the Senses
44(1)
Principles of Composition
45(5)
Balance
45(1)
Rhythm
46(1)
Proportion and Scale
47(2)
Emphasis
49(1)
Unity and Variety
49(1)
Art Materials and Media
50(3)
Natural and Synthetic Materials
50(3)
Synopsis
53(1)
Food for Thought
53(2)
The Language of Architecture
55(26)
Structural Systems
56(16)
Traditional Building Methods
56(11)
Recent Methods and Materials
67(5)
Aesthetic Design Decisions
72(3)
Visual Elements
72(1)
Organizing Principles
73(1)
Ornamentation
74(1)
The Natural Environment
75(4)
Landscape Architecture
75(2)
Incorporating Nature into the Constructed Environment
77(1)
Ecological Concerns
78(1)
Synopsis
79(1)
Food for Thought
79(2)
Deriving Meaning
81(20)
Formal Analysis
82(2)
Reading the Content
84(11)
Subject Matter
85(1)
Iconography
85(3)
Writings about Art
88(7)
Personal Interpretation
95(1)
The Influence of Context
95(2)
Ways We Encounter Art
97(1)
Synopsis
98(1)
Food for Thought
98(3)
Who Makes Art?
101(24)
Art Production as a Social Activity
102(1)
About Artists
103(9)
Training of Artists
103(2)
The Context for Art Making
105(7)
The Role of Artists in Various Cultures
112(6)
Art Making Based on Gender
112(1)
The Artist as Skilled Worker
113(1)
The Artist Scientist
114(1)
The Artist Priest
115(1)
The Creative Genius
116(1)
Rulers as Artists
117(1)
Support for Art Making
118(4)
Patronage and Private Support
118(1)
The Market
119(1)
Tax-Supported Art
120(2)
Synopsis
122(1)
Food for Thought
122(3)
What Do We Do with Art?
125(26)
Using Art
126(2)
Keeping Art
128(16)
Why Cultures Keep Art
128(5)
Art Collections
133(1)
Museums and Private Collections
133(5)
Museum Designs
138(1)
Preservation and Restoration
139(5)
When Art Is Not Saved
144(3)
Art Destroyed in Conflicts
144(1)
Art Used Dynamically in Rituals
145(2)
Non-Object Art
147(1)
Studying Art
147(1)
Synopsis
148(1)
Food for Thought
149(2)
PART 2 WHY DO WE MAKE ART?
151(2)
SECTION 1 SURVIVAL AND BEYOND
153(70)
Food and Shelter
155(40)
Securing the Food Supply
156(2)
Storing and Serving Food
158(6)
Containers
158(4)
Dishes and Serving Utensils
162(2)
Art That Glorifies Food
164(5)
Landscape and Still Life Paintings
164(4)
Food as a Symbol of Honor
168(1)
Art and the Act of Eating
169(5)
Domestic Architecture
174(10)
Group Living
175(2)
Individual Homes
177(7)
Commercial Architecture
184(6)
Late-Twentieth-Century Public Structures
186(4)
World History in Context
190(2)
Timeline
192(1)
Synopsis
193(1)
Food for Thought
193(2)
Reproduction and Sexuality
195(28)
The Promise of Fertility
196(6)
Fertility Goddesses and Gods
196(3)
Fertility Figures
199(1)
Rituals
200(2)
Art Depicting Primordial and Human Couples
202(4)
Art about Lovemaking, Sexuality, and Gender
206(9)
The Feminine Body and the Gaze
209(4)
Abstracted Sexual Imagery
213(2)
Images of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Progeny
215(3)
World History in Context
218(2)
Timeline
220(1)
Synopsis
221(1)
Food for Thought
221(2)
SECTION 2 RELIGION
223(76)
Deities and Places of Worship
225(42)
Images of Spiritual Beings
226(8)
Early Deities
226(1)
The Greek Gods
227(1)
Hinduism
228(1)
Buddhism
229(2)
Judaism
231(1)
Christianity
232(2)
Gods for Special Purposes
234(1)
Humans Respond to God
234(5)
Ceremonies
234(1)
Offerings
235(2)
Sacrifices
237(1)
Prayers
238(1)
The Cosmos
239(3)
Places of Worship and Their General Characteristics
242(6)
Housing Sacred Objects
243(1)
Incorporating Elements of Nature
243(2)
Providing Sites for Sacred Ceremonies
245(1)
Using Geometry Symbolically
245(2)
Providing Destinations for Pilgrimages
247(1)
Temple Complexes and Large-Scale Sacred Architecture
248(14)
The Greek Temple
249(2)
The Egyptian Temple
251(2)
The Mesoamerican Temple
253(2)
The Hindu Temple
255(1)
The Gothic Cathedral
256(2)
The Buddhist Temple
258(1)
The Islamic Mosque
259(3)
World History in Context
262(2)
Timeline
264(1)
Synopsis
265(1)
Food for Thought
265(2)
Mortality and Immortality
267(32)
Mounds and Mountains
268(11)
Ancient Burials
268(2)
Furnished Tombs
270(9)
Development of Cemeteries and Grave Monuments
279(2)
Burial in Places of Worship
281(5)
Christian Burials
282(3)
Islamic Mausoleums
285(1)
Reliquaries
286(2)
Modern Commemorative Art
288(6)
Modern Cemeteries
288(2)
Contemporary Memorial Art and Practices
290(4)
World History in Context
294(2)
Timeline
296(1)
Synopsis
297(1)
Food for Thought
297(2)
SECTION 3 THE STATE
299(68)
Power, Politics, and Glory
301(36)
The Glory of the Ruler
302(5)
Divine Rulers and Royalty
302(2)
Objects of Royalty and Prestige
304(1)
Contemporary Political Leaders
305(2)
The Power of the State
307(9)
Palaces
307(5)
Seats of Government
312(2)
Monuments
314(2)
War
316(13)
Art Depicting Warriors
316(2)
Fortifications, Armor, and Weapons
318(4)
War Scenes
322(5)
War Memorials
327(2)
Peace
329(3)
Art about Peace
329(1)
Peace Offerings and Peace Monuments
330(2)
World History in Context
332(2)
Timeline
334(1)
Synopsis
335(1)
Food for Thought
335(2)
Social Protest/Affirmation
337(30)
Protests against Military Action
338(6)
Fighting for the Oppressed
344(11)
Strategies for Protesting Oppression
344(8)
Affirming the Values of the Oppressed
352(3)
Questioning the Status Quo
355(7)
The Social Environment
356(3)
Art versus Politics
359(3)
World History in Context
362(2)
Timeline
364(1)
Synopsis
365(1)
Food for Thought
365(2)
SECTION 4 SELF AND SOCIETY
367(133)
The Body
369(30)
Depicting the Body
370(19)
Portraits
370(4)
Self-Portraits
374(2)
The Physical Body
376(7)
The Limits of the Self
383(5)
Sickness and Death
388(1)
The Body in Art and as Art
389(5)
The Body as Art Material
389(4)
The Body as an Art Tool
393(1)
World History in Context
394(2)
Timeline
396(1)
Synopsis
397(1)
Food for Thought
397(2)
Race, Gender, Clan, and Class
399(36)
Race and Art
400(4)
Art That Promotes Ethnic History and Values
400(3)
Who Is Looking at Whom?
403(1)
Gender Issues
404(6)
Art and Ritual Perpetuating Gender Roles
405(1)
Gender Reflected in Art and Architecture
406(2)
Critiquing Gender Roles
408(2)
Clan
410(7)
The Extended Family
410(5)
The Nuclear Family
415(2)
Class
417(13)
Class Status and Body Styles
417(1)
Class Activities and Lifestyles
418(9)
Art Objects That Indicate Class Status
427(3)
World History in Context
430(2)
Timeline
432(1)
Synopsis
433(1)
Food for Thought
433(2)
Nature, Knowledge, and Technology
435(34)
Nature
436(17)
Animals
436(6)
The Land
442(1)
Landscape Imagery
443(10)
Knowledge
453(5)
Informative Images
453(3)
Art and Intuited Knowledge
456(1)
The Critique of Learning
457(1)
Technology
458(6)
Technological Advances
459(2)
Evaluating the Constructed World
461(3)
World History in Context
464(2)
Timeline
466(1)
Synopsis
467(1)
Food for Thought
467(2)
Entertainment
469(31)
``Houses'' for the Arts
470(7)
Theaters, Museums, and Opera Houses
470(4)
Other Visual and Performing Art Environments
474(3)
The Visual Arts within the Performing Arts
477(10)
Art and Theater
477(5)
Art and Music
482(2)
Dance
484(1)
Music and Dance Imagery
484(3)
The Technology Revolution in Entertainment
487(3)
Film and Television
487(3)
Animation and Digital Imaging
490(1)
Sports and Sports Arenas
490(6)
Sport Sites
490(3)
Sport Imagery
493(3)
World History in Context
496(2)
Timeline
498(1)
Synopsis
499(1)
Food for Thought
499(1)
Postscript 500(3)
Pronunciation Guide 503(3)
Glossary 506(12)
Bibliography 518(6)
Credits 524(3)
Index 527


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