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Image as Idea The Arts in Global Culture

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ISBN-10: 0757589669

ISBN-13: 9780757589669

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: James W. Davis

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This is sold as a pak consisting of the books Image as Idea: The Arts in Global Culture and Hybrid Culture: Mix-Art. IMAGE AS IDEA: The Arts in Global Cultures traces relationships among creative works in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts in terms of the cultural ideas and values informing them. Universal, cross-cultural themes--such as sacred mountains, labyrinths, and transformative journeys--are examined in terms of differences and similarities, using examples from a variety of cultures. Other topics stress ideas and expressions unique to single individuals, regions or cultures. Ambitious in scope, this book examines cultural and Individual ideas within artistic expressions more deeply than one normally encounters in most "art appreciation" books. As a practicing artist, musician, composer, and writer, the author is able to infuse a vitality and insight sadly missing from many texts on the creative arts. The Introduction to IMAGE AS IDEA: The Arts in Global Cultures lays the framework for the entire text, with discussions on the roles of images in past and present cultures, distinctions between form and content, the origins of ideas in the arts, myth as the basis of imagery, and terminologies essential for understanding the arts. Each of the seven chapters that follow beings with a clearly written introduction. Illuminating cross-references on relationships between creative works appear throughout the text, adding a cohesion often missing in books stressing global studies or about more than one art form. Reading this text leads one to a perception of the world as both "larger" (more varied) and "smaller" (having many commonalities), and certainly better understood and appreciated for its complexity. Well chosen illustrations appear throughout, and an extensive bibliography and useful glossary of terms are included at the end. This book would serve as a highly informative reading for those interest in cross-cultural comparisons in the arts, or as a stimulating text for courses dealing with interdisciplinary studies on the arts in world cultures. HYBRID CULTURE: Mix-Art critically addresses forms and roles of hybrids within c
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Book details

List price: $99.75
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/29/2011
Pages: 486
Weight: 5.214
Language: English