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Thinking with things : toward a new vision of art

Author: Esther Pasztory
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a way of understanding what art is and why human beings create it. This book asserts that humans create things in order to work out ideas. It draws on examples from several societies to argue  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pasztory, Esther.
Thinking with things.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004020341
(OCoLC)56405008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Pasztory
ISBN: 0292797079 9780292797079
OCLC Number: 61500915
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part one. Introduction to part one --
1. Things --
2. Thinking with things --
3. Levels of social integration --
4. Insistence --
5. Superpositions --
6. Impersonation --
7. Enhancement --
8. Apotheosis --
9. Iconoclasm/aestheticism --
10. Media/marginalization --
11. Transition --
Bibliography to part one --
Part two. Introduction to part two: confessions of a formalist --
12. Still invisible --
13. Identity and difference --
14. The portrait and the mask --
15. Aesthetics and pre-Columbian art --
16. Andean aesthetics --
17. Three Aztec masks of the God Xipe --
18. Shamanism and North American Indian art --
Index.
Responsibility: Esther Pasztory.
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"As a major scholar of Meso-American art, Pasztory has written a valuable and substantive text." * Art Documentation *

 
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