The Art of Wonder
A History of SeeingBook - 2005
Destined to become an indispensable classic, this fresh and invigorating guide to appreciating the world's art encourages readers to trust their own eyes and experiences. Renowned curator, award-winning museum director, and controversial art critic Julian Spalding helps us reconsider our relationship with the arts and makes us aware that seeing is a true gift. He shows us how humankind's early familiarity with the sun and moon, with sacred powers, the seasons, and with death is reflected in art, and draws striking parallels between seemingly different cultures, eras, and peoples. Reaching across continents and back through time to study the earliest works known to man as well as the modern world's most memorable accomplishments, Spalding offers a highly original and revealing look at art through the ages. What has changed through history is mankind's ways of understanding, approaching, and seeing ourselves within the world.
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, 2005.
Branch Call Number: 701.18
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
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