9780495102557

Exploring Art A Global, Thematic Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495102557

  • ISBN10:

    0495102555

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

EXPLORING ART will help you make sense of the world you live in. The authors use examples of art from many cultures to discuss things as fun as entertainment, sport, and the media and as basic as food, nature, and even life and death.

Table of Contents

What is art? Who makes art? Who uses art?
A Human Phenomenon
The Language of Art and Architecture
Media
Deriving Meaning
Who Makes Art?
What Do We Do with Art?
Why Do We Make Art?
Survival and Beyond
Food and Shelter
Reproduction and Sexuality
Religion
Deities and Places of Worship
Mortality and Immortality
The State
Power, Politics and Glory
Social Protest/Affirmation
Self and Society
The Human Body
Race, Gender, Clan and Class
Nature, Knowledge and Technology
Art, Entertainment, Sports, and Visual Culture
Appendix
List of Illustrations
Pronunciation Guide
Glossary
Index Credits
Bibliography
CD and Web Information
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