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Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach / Edition 1

Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach / Edition 1

by Margaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier


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ISBN-13: 9780155057968
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/04/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose books include Art and Design Fundamentals and The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist. An active artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States.

Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now Professor Emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ART. 1. Art and Art Making. 2. The Language of Art and Architecture. 3. Media. 4. Deriving Meaning. Part II: WHY DO WE MAKE ART? Section 1. Survival and Beyond. 5. Food and Shelter. 6. Reproduction and Sexuality. Section 2. Religion. 7. Deities and Places of Worship. 8. Mortality and Immortality. Section 3. The State. 9. Power, Politics, and Glory. 10. Social Protest/Affirmation. Section 4. Self and Society. 11. The Body. 12. Race, Gender, Clan, and Class. 13. Nature, Knowledge, and Technology. 14. Entertainment and Visual Culture. 15. Art in Your Life.

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