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Description - Art Beyond the West by Michael Kampen O'Riley

This is the first major survey of the arts of Africa, India and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea, the Pacific, and the Americas. The vast and fascinating range of arts outside the Western tradition are explored within a predominantly geographic and chronological framework, from the beginnings of civilization to the present day. Using maps, time charts and a wide selection of famous and lesser known images, the author analyzes the art works of the individual regions within their own cultural contexts. The book's final chapter focuses on the increasing interrelation among all these cultures during the twentieth century and into the twenty-first where influences from various sources converge in the creation of new hybrid art forms that draw their inspiration both from specific cultural traditions and the contemporary world at large.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856692694
ISBN-10: 1856692698
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Kampen O'Riley

Michael Kampen O'Riley gained his PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and worked at Yale University with George Kubler on the Tikal Project Reports. He received a Fulbright faculty exchange scholarship to teach at the University of Stockholm. A dedicated educator, he has taught for many years specializing in non-Western art history and is the author of The Sculptures of El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico.