Views of Difference: Different Views of Art

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Views of Difference: Different Views of Art is the fifth of six books in the series Art and its Histories, which form the main texts of an Open University course. The course has been designed for students who are new to the discipline but will also appeal to those who have undertaken some study in this area. This fifth volume focuses both on the creation and critique of 'western' viewpoints on art and its histories, and on the idea of cultural difference entailed in the concept ...
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Overview

Views of Difference: Different Views of Art is the fifth of six books in the series Art and its Histories, which form the main texts of an Open University course. The course has been designed for students who are new to the discipline but will also appeal to those who have undertaken some study in this area. This fifth volume focuses both on the creation and critique of 'western' viewpoints on art and its histories, and on the idea of cultural difference entailed in the concept of 'non-western' art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300077643
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Art and Its Histories Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Introduction 7
1 Mapping difference 23
Pt. 1 Art and Artists in Pre-Colonial and Extra-Colonial Cultures
2 James Fergusson's history of Indian architecture 41
3 Parity with the West: the flowering of medieval Indian art 67
4 'Decadent' art of south Indian temples 93
5 What about Chinese art? 119
Pt. 2 Art and Artists in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures
6 'O Aleijadinho': sculptor and architect Tim Benton 143
7 Rabindranath Tagore: making modern art in India before Independence 178
8 Modern art in Nigeria: independence and innovation 199
9 The artist as a post-colonial subject and this individual's journey towards 'the centre' 229
Conclusion 256
Recommended reading 261
Index 263
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