Non-Western Art

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Lynn MacKenzie  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
246
Pub.-date
August 2000
ISBN13
9780139000362
ISBN
0139000364
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Non-Western Art
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Description

For one-semester courses in Introduction to Non-Western Art, and Far Eastern Art, and two-semester courses in Art History Survey.

Offers a concise introduction to the indigenous visual traditions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Basic points of history, society, and religion provide the context for aesthetic consideration of each culture and work of art. Builds a foundation for understanding art and architecture ordinarily addressed in specialty texts and advanced art history courses.

Features

  • NEW - Increased clarity, emphasis, accuracy, and readability including new maps throughout.
    • Presents students with a completely rewritten text, and a more developed treatment of this subject that facilitates learning and comprehension. Ex.___

  • NEW - Expanded chapters on Africa and Oceania-Includes new material on Islam; Ife and Benin history and cosmology; Yoruba architecture; Aboriginal Australia; and Papua New Guinea.
    • Supplies students with additional illustrations and topics to give them a more complete picture of these geographic regions. Ex.___

  • NEW - Additional material on India and its surround.
    • Offers students expanded and clarified terminology, and a more detailed presentation of the deities and the Hindu temple. Ex.___

  • NEW - Rewritten chapter on China.
    • Gives students further explanations of processes, symbolism, and terminology, as well as additional material on liberati painting and Chan concepts of non-action as a creative process. Ex.___

  • NEW - Restructured chapter on South America.
    • Assembles new material and illustrations on Wari-Tiwanaku, the Sun Gate; Moche symbolism; descriptions and analysis of architecture; and Inca statecraft. Ex.___

  • NEW - Rewritten chapter on Mesoamerica.
    • Draws students into material on mythology, Aztec history, the ballgame, architecture, and style features. Ex.___

  • NEW - Expanded coverage of Native North America.
    • Introduces students to new material and illustrations on earthworks and the mound building tradition, Hopewell sculpture, Mississippian symbolism, and Pueblo ceramics. Ex.___

  • A global perspective on art.
    • Illuminates the historical and artistic interaction of world culture. Ex.___

  • Features of nonwestern art.
    • Enables students to apply the iconographic and stylistic traits to works of art outside the text. Ex.___

  • An appreciation of art as a creative act in its own right. Ex.___
    • Helps students cultivate an informed, inquiring attitude. Ex.___

  • Chapter-end questions for discussion and review-Contributes to the basic understanding of art.
    • Engages students' attention and encourages independent investigation. Ex.___

New to this Edition

  • Increased clarity, emphasis, accuracy, and readability including new maps throughout.
    • Presents students with a completely rewritten text, and a more developed treatment of this subject that facilitates learning and comprehension. Ex.___

  • Expanded chapters on Africa and Oceania-Includes new material on Islam; Ife and Benin history and cosmology; Yoruba architecture; Aboriginal Australia; and Papua New Guinea.
    • Supplies students with additional illustrations and topics to give them a more complete picture of these geographic regions. Ex.___

  • Additional material on India and its surround.
    • Offers students expanded and clarified terminology, and a more detailed presentation of the deities and the Hindu temple. Ex.___

  • Rewritten chapter on China.
    • Gives students further explanations of processes, symbolism, and terminology, as well as additional material on liberati painting and Chan concepts of non-action as a creative process. Ex.___

  • Restructured chapter on South America.
    • Assembles new material and illustrations on Wari-Tiwanaku, the Sun Gate; Moche symbolism; descriptions and analysis of architecture; and Inca statecraft. Ex.___

  • Rewritten chapter on Mesoamerica.
    • Draws students into material on mythology, Aztec history, the ballgame, architecture, and style features. Ex.___

  • Expanded coverage of Native North America.
    • Introduces students to new material and illustrations on earthworks and the mound building tradition, Hopewell sculpture, Mississippian symbolism, and Pueblo ceramics. Ex.___

Table of Contents



 1. Africa.


 2. India.


 3. The Indian Surround.


 4. China.


 5. Japan.


 6. Oceania.


 7. South America.


 8. Mesoamerica.


 9. Native North America.


Glossary and Pronunciation Guide.


Index.

Back Cover

This second edition offers an expanded treatment of indigenous visual expression created in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Author Lynn Mackenzie has build a foundation for understanding the context and aesthetics of art forms ordinarily addressed in specialty texts and advanced art history courses

Emphasizing a global perspective, Mackenzie covers representative examples of African, Indian, Southeast Asian, Chinese, Japanese and Oceanic art, along with Andean, Mesoamerican and Native North American traditions. In addition, Non-Western Art constructs a pedagogical framework to support a fast-paced, concentrated approach. Additional support for teaching and learning has been included through:

  • Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter
  • Additional material on each region, including expanded bibliographies to encourage student research and further reading
  • A glossary that includes general art terms as well as terms specific to the study of Non-Western material
  • General regional maps for each of the nine global regions discussed in the book