Art and Human Experience

Art and Human Experience

The Commonwealth and International Library: Liberal Studies Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Pamela Rydzewski
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148939

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Art and Human Experience focuses on the diversity of art traditions which evolved in societies with widely differing cultures. The book first underscores the elements of vision and form in the arts, hunters of the Old Stone Age, and African tribal sculpture, including the art of primitive societies and African sculpture. Suggested readings are presented to further stress the points of the elements of the arts and its evolution and development in various ages and cultures. The text then elaborates on the Amerindian art of Mexico and South America, Egyptian art, and the classical art of Rome and Greece. The book notes that the Amerindian cultures have produced a lot of very fine art, painting, architecture, and sculpture that have caught the attention of artists, thinkers, scholars, and writers since their discovery by the Spaniards. The Egyptians not only excelled in mathematics, medicine, surgery, astronomy, physics, and law but also in architecture and the arts. The Romans have also contributed a lot to the development of art and architecture. The manuscript takes a look at medieval art, the Renaissance, Chinese art, and the post-Renaissance in Europe. The publication is a fine reference for students and researchers interested in the evolution of the arts.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Illustrations

    List of Plates

    1. Introduction

    2. Vision and Form

    3. Hunters of the Old Stone Age

    4. African Tribal Sculpture

    5. Amerindian Art

    6. Egyptian Art

    7. The Classical Art of Greece and Rome

    8. Chinese Art

    9. Medieval Art

    10. The Renaissance

    11. The Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Post-Renaissance in Europe

    12. Modern Art


Product details

  • No. of pages: 222
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148939

About the Author

Pamela Rydzewski

About the Editors

Robert Robinson

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Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

E. F. Candlin

D. F. Bratchell

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