Exploring art : a global, thematic approach / Margaret Lazzari, Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California; Dona Schlesier, Emerita, Divine Word College.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, Edition: Fifth editionDescription: xvii, 494 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781285858166 (pbk.)Subject(s): Art | Art appreciation | Art | Art appreciationLOC classification: N 7425 | .L459 2016
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Previous edition: Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 2011.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-474) and index.
pt. I. Introduction to art -- Art and art making -- The language of art and architecture -- Media -- Deriving meaning -- pt. II. Why do we make art? -- sect. 1. Survival and beyond -- Food and shelter -- Reproduction and sexuality -- sect. 2. Religion -- Deities and places of worship -- Mortality and immortality -- sect. 3. The state -- Power, politics, and glory -- Social protest/affirmation -- sect. 4. Self and society -- The body -- Race, gender, clan, and class -- Nature, knowledge, and technology -- Entertainment and visual culture -- pt. III. Making art part of your life -- Art in your life.
Making art relevant to students' everyday lives, Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, 5E provides a solid foundation of art basics and then presents art from Western and non-Western cultures through themes such as religion, power and politics, sexuality, mind and body, mortality and immortality, nature and technology, and entertainment and visual culture. This thematic approach to art appreciation keeps students fully engaged in the study of art. "Art Experiences" features in every chapter and an all-new Chapter 15, "Art in Your Life," draw explicit connections between art and students' lives, illustrating how art is all around us as well as providing suggestions for interacting with art. Timelines with thumbnail images help students easily draw chronological connections between works, and detailed world maps illustrate geographical relevance. In addition to new works, the fifth edition offers expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the globe. Also available with the fifth edition, MindTap equips students with the ultimate personal learning experience through an interactive eBook, digital activities, author videos for each chapter, apps, and more. Exploring Art gives students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe. - Publisher.