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The anthropology of art

by Layton, Robert

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art and anthropology.,
  • Art and society.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-249) and index.

    StatementRobert Layton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN72.S6 L39 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 258 p. :
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1851102M
    ISBN 100521363675, 0521368944
    LC Control Number90002640

      The anthropology of art is a fast-developing area of intellectual debate and academic study. This beautifully illustrated volume is a unique survey of the current state of anthropological thinking on art and aesthetics.4/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Layton, Robert, Anthropology of art. New York: Columbia University Press, (OCoLC)

    This collection of essays on anthropological approaches to art and aesthetics is the first in its field to be published for some time. In recent years a number of new galleries of non-Western art have been opened, many exhibitions of non-Western art held, and new courses in the anthropology of art established. This collection is both part of and complements these developments, .   Currently, the best anthropology book is the Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity. Wiki researchers have been writing reviews of the latest anthropology books .

    Get this from a library! The anthropology of art. [Robert Layton] -- Robert Layton provides an authoritative introduction to the richness and diversity of art forms in non-Western societies. He addresses the problems of aesthetic appreciation across cultures, the. The Problem of Art. One of the central problems in the anthropology of art concerns the universality of ‘art’ as a cultural phenomenon. Several anthropologists have noted that the Western categories of ‘painting’, ‘sculpture’, or ‘literature’, conceived as independent artistic activities, do not exist, or exist in a significantly different form, in most non-Western contexts. [3].


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