Western Art and the Wider World

Author(s): Paul J. Wood

Art - History and biography

Western Art and the Wider World explores the evolving relationship between the Western canon of art, as it has developed since the Renaissance, and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. Explores the origins, influences, and evolving relationship between the Western canon of art as it has developed since the Renaissance and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas Makes the case for 'world art' long before the fashion of globalization Charts connections between areas of study in art that long were considered in isolation, such as the Renaissance encounter with the Ottoman Empire, the influence of Japanese art on the 19th-century French avant-garde and of African art on early modernism, as well as debates about the relation of 'contemporary art' to the past. Written by a well-known art historian and co-editor of the landmark Art in Theory volumes

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Paul Wood is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University, England. He has published widely in the field of modern and contemporary art, and is co-editor, with Charles Harrison and Jason Gaiger, of the landmark three-volume collection Art in Theory: An Anthology of Changing Ideas .

List of Illustrations viii Acknowledgments x Introduction 1 1 Renaissance and Old World 12 2 Enlightenment and New World 52 3 Modernism and Modern World 100 4 Avant-Garde, Contemporary, and Globalized World 185 5 "World Art History" and "Contemporary Art" 253 Index 292

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  • : 9781444333923
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • : December 2013
  • : 244mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2014
  • : books

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  • : Paul J. Wood
  • : Paperback
  • : 709.1722
  • : 320