Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach

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Cengage Learning, Jan 31, 2011 - Art - 512 pages
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EXPLORING ART offers a thematic approach to teaching art appreciation through art examples from Western and non-Western cultures. Part I (Chapters 1-5) presents foundational information. The thematic chapters (Part II, Chapters 6-15) explore art around topics that are of vital interest in students' lives today. As a result, students remain highly engaged in the study of art. CourseMate, which includes an interactive eBook, is available for this new edition.
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A Human Phenomenon
The Language of Art and Architecture
Deriving Meaning
Making Art Using Art and Preserving Art
Food and Shelter
Reproduction and Sexuality
Social ProtestAffirmation
Mind and Body
Race Gender Clan and Class
Nature Knowledge and Technology
Entertainment and Visual Culture

Deities and Places of Worship
Mortality and Immortality
Power Politics and Glory

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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 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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