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Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach 5th Edition

Margaret Lazzari | Dona Schlesier

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Overview

Give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe. EXPLORING ART: A GLOBAL, THEMATIC APPROACH makes art relevant to students' everyday lives, providing a foundation of art basics and then presenting art from Western and non-Western cultures through engaging themes such as religion, power and politics, sexuality, mortality and immortality, and entertainment and visual culture. The fifth edition offers timelines to help students draw chronological connections between works, and expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the world. The MindTap® digital option delivers a personal learning experience through an interactive eBook, digital activities, author videos, and apps.

Margaret Lazzari, Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California

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, Divine Word College

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.

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  • EXPLORING ART's engaging global and thematic approach allows for full integration of non-Western traditions throughout the book, giving students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and around the world.
  • Chapters in Part I present art foundations to equip students with the necessary vocabulary and knowledge to fully engage with the thematic coverage in Part II. Themes in Part II fall into four categories: survival and beyond, religion, the state, and self and society. These themes allow the authors to place art in a variety of contexts, which gives students a sense of the diversity of meanings possible in a single work.
  • Helping reinforce important concepts, the popular "Connection" boxes found throughout the text cross-reference related works, artists, cultures, ideas, and themes.
  • "History Focus" boxes begin each thematic chapter in Part II, with summaries of world history events and developments in religions, technology, and social structures. The boxes put chapter material into context, providing an integration of art with historical developments.
  • Timelines in all ten thematic chapters vividly illustrate the visual progression of historical events and cultural trends.
  • Presented at the start of the thematic chapters, World Art Maps help students trace historical developments and locate the geographic origins of artwork.

Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach

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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The Museum Experience - East

ISBN: 9780495188681
The Museum Experience is now available by regions of the country! This practical handbook will enrich your museum visits, providing everything from a primer on museum etiquette to preparation tips on how to make the visit more constructive. Individual museums within the region are discussed including a review of its background, collection, and highlights. A handy appendix lists by state prominent museums throughout the U.S.

The Museum Experience - Southeast

ISBN: 9780495188698
The Museum Experience is now available by regions of the country! This practical handbook will enrich your museum visits, providing everything from a primer on museum etiquette to preparation tips on how to make the visit more constructive. Individual museums within the region are discussed including a review of its background, collection, and highlights. A handy appendix lists by state prominent museums throughout the U.S.

The Museum Experience - Midwest

ISBN: 9780495188674
The Museum Experience is now available by regions of the country! This practical handbook will enrich your museum visits, providing everything from a primer on museum etiquette to preparation tips on how to make the visit more constructive. Individual museums within the region are discussed including a review of its background, collection, and highlights. A handy appendix lists by state prominent museums throughout the U.S.