World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art / Edition 1

World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art / Edition 1

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World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art / Edition 1

This text comprises eleven chapters, each focusing on a discrete area of non-Western or Native American art. With nearly 180 illustrations (many in full color) and an accessible 8 1/2 x 11 format, students are introduced to important subjects and artworks outside of the Western tradition.

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ISBN-13: 9780072872026
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 07/17/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Laurie Schneider Adams received a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. She is Professor of Art History at John Jay College, City University of New York, where she teaches art survey, and at the Graduate Center, where she teaches courses on the Italian Renaissance and on Art and Psychoanalysis. She has published articles on iconography and on art and psychology. She is the editor of Giotto in Perspectiveand of the journal Source: Notes in the History of Art; the author of A History of Western Art, The Methodologies of Art, Art and Psychoanalysis, and Art on Trial; and co-author (with Maria Grazia Pernis) of Federico da Montefeltro and Sigismondo Malatesta: The Eagle and the Elephant and of 5 children's books (with Allison Coudert).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Rock Paintings and Petroglyphs

Rock Paintings in Australia

The Sahara

Native American Petroglyphs of the Plains

Chapter 2: Topics in Chinese Art

Neolithic to First Empire

The Tomb of Emperor Qin

Chinese Characters, Calligraphy, and Painting

Chapter 3: South Asia: The Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

The Origin of Buddhism

Buddhist Architecture and Sculpture

Chapter 4: Buddhist Art in India and China

Rock-Cut Architecture

Gupta Sculpture

The Ajanta Caves

Buddhist Expansion in China

Images of the Buddha Beyond India and China

Chapter 5: The Expansion of Islam


Persian Miniature Painting

The Mughal Dynasty of India

Chapter 6: Buddhist and Hindu Developments in East Asia

Buddhist Paradise Sects

The Pagoda

The Buddhist Monastery: Horyu-ji

The Vishnu Temple

The Orissan Temple

Synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism at Angkor

Chapter 7: Mesoamerican and the Andes





The Aztec Empire

Art of the Andes

Chapter 8: Aspects of Northwest Coast and Native North American Art


The United States Regions

Chapter 9: Japanese Woodblock Prints


Utagawa Kunisada

Utagawa Toypkuni

Kitagawa Utamaro

Keisei Eisen

Chapter 10: Aspects of Oceanic Art



Chapter 11: Africa: The Royal Art of Benin

The Oba and the Queen Mother

Portuguese Influence and Palace Architecture

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