2. Non-Western Ideas about What Art Is

Is Art Situational? Cultural? Biological? Universal?

  1. Kathleen K. Desmond

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396010.ch2

Ideas about Art

Ideas about Art

How to Cite

Desmond, K. K. (2011) Non-Western Ideas about What Art Is, in Ideas about Art, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396010.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178839

Online ISBN: 9781444396010

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Keywords:

  • Art Is a Situation;
  • Cultural Transformations;
  • “Making Special” or “Artification”;
  • Art and Human Life;
  • Cultural Anthropology;
  • Art, Beauty, and Human Evolution;
  • Personal and Cultural Revolution;
  • El Día de los Muertos;
  • Cultural Objects in Museums

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Art Is a Situation

  • Culture Defined

  • Cultural Transformations

  • African Arts

  • Ritual and Art

  • “Making Special” or “Artification”

  • Art and Human Life

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Art, Beauty, and Human Evolution

  • Personal and Cultural Revolution

  • El Día de los Muertos

  • Cultural Objects in Museums