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American Encounters Art, History, and Cultural Identity

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ISBN-10: 0130300047

ISBN-13: 9780130300041

Edition: 2008

Authors: Angela L. Miller, Janet C. Berlo, Bryan J. Wolf, Jennifer L. Roberts

List price: $142.80
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American Encounters is a long-awaited dynamic new narrative of the history of American art that focuses on historical encounters among diverse cultures, upon broad structural transformations such as the rise of the middle classes and the emergence of consumer and mass culture, and on the fluid exchanges between ldquo;highrdquo; art and vernacular expression.nbsp;nbsp; The text emphasizes the intersections among cultures and populations, as well as the influences, borrowings, and appropriations that have enriched and vitalized our collective cultural heritage. nbsp; There was a readily perceived need for an up-to-date survey of American art that addressed the thematic, cultural, and…    
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Book details

List price: $142.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall Art
Publication date: 10/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.80" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era
The Art of Indigenous Americans before 1500 c.e.
The Art of the Eastern Woodlands
Framing the Discourse: New World Origins
Framing the Discourse: Names and Native Americans
The Art of Archaic and Woodland Cultures
Poverty Point
Hopewell Culture
Mississippian Culture
Myths and Legends: Nineteenth-Century Myths of the Moundbuilders
Moundville
Spiro
Cahokia
Arctic Alaska
Old Bering Sea Culture
Ipiutak Stage
Ancient Art of the Southwest
From Basketmakers to Potters and Architects
Anasazi or Ancestral Pueblo
Chaco Canyon
Mimbres Painted Pottery
Art and Culture Change in the Proto-historic Period: Hopi, Zuni, and Acoma
Conclusion
The Old World and the New: First Phases of Encounter, 1492 date?
European Images of the New World: The First Century
The Earliest Images
Columbus Landing in the Indies
Paradise and Hell
The "Noble Savage"
A Beckoning Princess
Fast Forward: The Long History of the Feathered Headdress
The Empirical Eye of Commerce
John White
De Bry's Great Voyages
New World Maps
Ceremonies of Possession
The Spanish Requirimiento
The French and the Timucua
The English: Taking Possession of the Land
Indigenous Eastern North America: Forging a Middle Ground
New Materials and New Markets
"Powhatan's Mantle"
Horse Effigy Comb
War Club
Pipe Tomahawk
A Pair of Ceremonial Pouches
A Painted Hide
Wampum: A Contract in Shells
Fast Forward: The Repatriation of Wampum
"Fond of Finery": Portraiture and Self-Display
Hendrick and John: Eighteenth-century Gentlemen at the Boundaries of Cultures