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Language: en
Pages: 513
Authors: Arnold W. Foster, Judith R. Blau
Categories: Social Science
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There is currently no reader in print that provides a broad ranging overview for an undergraduate course on the sociology of the arts or the sociology of culture. This book remedies this situation as it provides students with an overall understanding of the current issues, theoretical approaches, and substantive contributions in the sociology of the arts. Included are chapters on the aesthetic meaning of art; the social and institutional production of art; the links among audiences, artists, and cultural organizations; tensions between artists and their bureaucratized working settings; the training and careers of artists; relations between art and society; and the dynamics of cultural change. In addition to section introductions, there is a comprehensive introduction to provide students with an understanding of the history of the field, its main theoretical currents, and also to provide them with an appreciation of the contributions to cultural studies by other disciplines, such as anthropology and history. An extensive bibliography is also included in the reader, which was developed to assist students who wish to pursue research topics.
Pliny on Art and Society
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jacob Isager
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman collector. Isager's is the first full treatment of this subject for over a hundred years.
Body Language in Hellenistic Art and Society
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Jane Masséglia
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford Studies in Ancient Cult

"This richly illustrated book brings together a wide range of Hellenistic art objects, and reveals how ancient social attitudes were encoded in the body language of their subjects. Incorporating approaches from anthropology and archaeology, it considers a wide range of social groups, from the elite to slaves, and examines the postures, gestures, and body actions which were considered appropriate to each"--
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Language: en
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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Meyer Schapiro
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Selected Papers

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Art and Society of Bulgaria in the Turkish Period
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Machiel Kiel
Categories: Art
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Pages: 94
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Art, Myth and Society in Hegel's Aesthetics
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: David James
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Art, Myth and Society in Hegel's Aesthetics returns to the student transcripts of Hegel's lectures on aesthetics, which have yet to be translated into English and in some cases remain unpublished. David James develops the idea that these transcripts show that Hegel was primarily interested in understanding art as an historical phenomenon and, more specifically, in terms of its role in the ethical life of various peoples. This involves relating Hegel's aesthetics to his philosophies of right and history, rather than to his logic or metaphysics. The book thus offers a thorough re-evaluation of Hegel's aesthetics and its relation to his theory of objective spirit, exposing the ways in which Hegel's views on this subject are anchored in his reflections on history and on different forms of ethical life.
Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society
Language: en
Pages: 331
Authors: R. Howells, A. Ritivoi, J. Schachter
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-10 - Publisher: Springer

A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.
Gardner's Art through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Fred S. Kleiner
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-05 - Publisher: Cengage Learning

The 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVES takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Culture and Society
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Raymond Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-31 - Publisher: Random House

Acknowledged as a masterpiece of materialist criticism, this book delves into the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination. Surveying two hundred years of history and English literature – from George Eliot to George Orwell – Williams provides insights into the social and economic forces that have shaped British culture and society. Provocative and revolutionary in its day, this work overturned conventional thinking about the development of a common British mentality.
Aboriginal Art and Australian Society
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Laura Fisher
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-30 - Publisher: Anthem Press

This book is an investigation of the way the Aboriginal art phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s status within the nation. Through critical reflection on Aboriginal art’s idiosyncrasies as a fine arts movement, its vexed relationship with money, and its mediation of the politics of identity and recognition, this study illuminates the mutability of Aboriginal art’s meanings in different settings. It reveals that this mutability is a consequence of the fact that a range of governmental, activist and civil society projects have appropriated the art’s vitality and metonymic power in national public culture, and that Aboriginal art is as much a phenomenon of visual and commercial culture as it is an art movement. Throughout these examinations, Fisher traces the utopian and dystopian currents of thought that have crystallised around the Aboriginal art movement and which manifest the ethical conundrums that underpin the settler state condition.