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Far Eastern Art Charles Doherty

Far Eastern Art

Charles Doherty

Published April 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780816033355
Hardcover
64 pages
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Presenting a broad range of human artistic expression, the International Encyclopedia of Art set examines the art of cultures across the world, from prehistoric times to the present day. This global coverage features many cultural traditions, fromMorePresenting a broad range of human artistic expression, the International Encyclopedia of Art set examines the art of cultures across the world, from prehistoric times to the present day. This global coverage features many cultural traditions, from folk and indigenous arts to the fine art of the West. Fully illustrated with many color and black-and-white spreads, the books include not only formal art reproductions, but reproductions of manuscripts, sketchbooks, and other material, offering a fresh, firsthand account of events. Each fascinating volume focuses on a specific geographic area in a flexible, chronological framework. Key artistic developments are highlighted, and art and artists are examined within their wider historical and cultural contexts. Far Eastern Art provides a historical survey of the visual and material arts of the vast area stretching from Iran to the Pacific to Australasia. Coverage includes: -- The emergence of a distinctive Islamic art in Persia -- The profusion of cultures in India -- The ancient continuous civilizations of China and the Far East -- The symbolic and ornamental practices of Oceanic peoples.