Art in Small Scale Societies

Art in Small Scale Societies

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Core text that discusses the major questions regarding art in its cultural context. Based on fieldwork studies of hunter-gatherer, horticultural and pastoral peoples from around the word. For courses in primitive art in departiments of anthropology and art history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0130477621
  • 9780130477620

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion and a Guide to Additional Readings.) Preface. 1. Introduction: The Meanings of "Small-Scale" and of "Art." 2. The Functions of Art in Small-Scale Societies. 3. Iconography and Symbolism. 4. The Artist's Life and Work. 5. The Comparative Psychology of Art. 6. Art in Transition. 7. Art: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.show more

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