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Art in society : studies in style, culture, and aesthetics

Author: Michael Greenhalgh; J V S Megaw
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1978.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Greenhalgh; J V S Megaw
ISBN: 0312052677 9780312052676
OCLC Number: 4766069
Description: xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Aesthetics, anthropology and style: some programmatic remarks / Richard Wollheim --
Design and meaning in preliterate art / Michael Cardew --
Art and visual communication / Robert Layton --
What is art for anthropologists? / P.J.C. Dark --
"I like things to look more different than that stuff did": an experiment in cross-cultural art appreciation / Nelson H.H. Graburn --
Touch and the real: contemporary Inuit aesthetics --
theory, usage and relevance / George Swinton --
European interest in the non-European: the sixteenth century and pre-Columbian art and architecture / Michael Greenhalgh --
African art and Paris studios 1905-20 / J.B. Donne --
The modern artist in modern society / Josef Herman --
A mathematical analysis of the styles of the Persepolis reliefs Michael C. Roaf --
Pottery decoration as an indicator of social relationships: a prehistoric Cypriot example / David Frankel --
The formal analysis of visual systems as exemplified by a study of Abelam (Papua New Guinea) paintings / Sheila M. Korn. Weaving in its social context among the Atayal of Taiwan / Martin A. Nettleship --
Talania and Nake, master carver and apprentice: two woodcarvers from the Kilenge (Western New Britain) / Adrian A. Gerbrands --
The art of Benin through the eyes of the artist, the art historian, the ethnographer and the archaeologist / Thurstan Shaw --
Carving a social message: the Melanggans of Tabar (Papua New Guinea) / G.N. Wilkinson --
Cognitive aspects of Northwest Coast art / Joan M. Vastokas --
Melody, drone and decoration: underlying structures nad surface manifestations in Tongan art and society / Adrienne L. Kaeppler --
Obstacles to the study of Maori carving: the collector, the connoisseur and the faker / Peter Gathercole --
Drug-induced optical sensations and their relationship to applied art among some Colombian Indians / G. Reichel-Dolmatoff --
Aspects of Asante images / Malcolm D. McLeod --
The productive basis of aesthetic traditions: some African examples / James C. Faris.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Greenhalgh and Vincent Megaw.

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