Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Giving you an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the world, EXPLORING ART: A GLOBAL, THEMATIC APPROACH, 5E provides a solid foundation of art basics and then presents art through themes such as religion, power and politics, sexuality, mind and body, mortality and immortality, nature and technology, and entertainment and visual culture. "Art Experiences" features in every chapter and an all-new Chapter 15, "Art in Your Life," draw explicit connections between art and daily life, illustrating how art is all around us as well as providing suggestions for interacting with art. Timelines with thumbnail images help you easily draw chronological connections between works, and detailed world maps illustrate geographical relevance. In addition to new works by such artists as Tomatsu Shomei, Cindy Sherman, Doris Salcedo, George Rickey, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Hans Holbeing, James McNeill Whistler, Paul Klee, Giorgio de Chirico, Kay Sage, and Alexander Calder, the fifth edition offers expanded representation of contemporary artists from around the globe, including Julie Mehretu, Zaha Hadid, Ai Weiwei, Banksy, Anish Kapoor, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Do Ho Suh, Korczak Ziolkowski, and Marina Abramovic. Also available with the fifth edition, MindTap provides the ultimate personal learning experience through an interactive eBook, digital activities, author videos for each chapter, apps, and more.
About the Author
Margaret Lazzari is a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Southern California. An active writer and artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. She is half of the Lazzari Evans Public Art Design Team.
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.
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.