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World Views : Topics in Non-Western Art

World Views : Topics in Non-Western Art - 04 edition

World Views : Topics in Non-Western Art - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780072872026

ISBN10: 0072872020

World Views : Topics in Non-Western Art by Laurie Schneider Adams - ISBN 9780072872026
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No
World Views : Topics in Non-Western Art by Laurie Schneider Adams - ISBN 9780072872026

ISBN13: 9780072872026

ISBN10: 0072872020


This text comprises eleven chapters, each focusing on a discrete area of non-Western or Native American art. With nearly 180 illustrations (many in full color) and an accessible 8 1/2 x 11 format, students are introduced to important subjects and artworks outside of the Western tradition.

Features :

  • Full-Color Throughout
  • Structure complements that of A History of Western Art.

Author Bio

Adams, Laurie Schneider : John Jay College Criminal Justice

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1: Rock Paintings and Petroglyphs

Rock Paintings in Australia
The Sahara
Native American Petroglyphs of the Plains

2: Topics in Chinese Art

Neolithic to First Empire
The Tomb of Emperor Qin
Chinese Characters, Calligraphy, and Painting

3: South Asia: The Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization
The Origin of Buddhism
Buddhist Architecture and Sculpture

4: Buddhist Art in India and China

Rock-Cut Architecture
Gupta Sculpture
The Ajanta Caves
Buddhist Expansion in China
Images of the Buddha Beyond India and China

5: The Expansion of Islam

Persian Miniature Painting
The Mughal Dynasty of India

6: Buddhist and Hindu Developments in East Asia

Buddhist Paradise Sects
The Pagoda
The Buddhist Monastery: Horyu-ji
The Vishnu Temple
The Orissan Temple
Synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism at Angkor

7: Mesoamerican and the Andes

The Aztec Empire
Art of the Andes

8: Aspects of Northwest Coast and Native North American Art

The United States Regions

9: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Utagawa Kunisada
Utagawa Toypkuni
Kitagawa Utamaro
Keisei Eisen

10: Aspects of Oceanic Art


11: Africa: The Royal Art of Benin

The Oba and the Queen Mother
Portuguese Influence and Palace Architecture
Protective Devices

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