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The Aesthetic Experience.

The Aesthetic Experience

Subtitled "An Anthropologist Looks at the Visual Arts," this volume presents an aesthetic interpretation of the visual arts from an anthropologist's perspective. Posing questions about function, cultural perceptions and societal customs, the author views art in a context of philosophies, religious beliefs and political doctrines.

Including discussions of connections between art objects, styles and socio-cultural conditions, Maquet explores and expands upon the way both literate and non-literate societies look at art. The book presents the aesthetic experience from multiple vantage points, and has a wealth of images from primitive to contemporary. This intriguing book advances conceptual systems that are not commonly addressed in mainstream art education. It is a valuable resource for high school, university and personal libraries.
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Publication:School Arts
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Date:Jan 1, 1990
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