Anthropologies of Art


Edited by Mariët Westermann
With essays by Hans Belting, Janet Catherine Berlo, Suzanne Preston Blier, Steve Bourget, Sarah Brett-Smith, Shelly Errington, David Freedberg, Anna Grimshaw, Jonathan Hay, Howard Morphy, Ikem Stanley Okoye, Francesco Pellizzi, and Ruth B. Phillips

$24.95 Softcover

Based on the 2003 Clark Conference, Anthropologies of Art examines the intersections and divergences between anthropology and art history. How do these disciplines understand the term “art”? What sorts of questions do they ask of the work of art? Is it possible to find a cross-cultural definition of art, or are such definitions inevitably Western in their origins and concerns? What implications do the answers to these questions have for the collecting and display of Western and non-Western objects in art museums? Thirteen leading art historians and anthropologists discuss these and other questions.

296 pages, 7 x 9 1/2 inches
89 black-and-white illustrations
2005
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in association with Yale University Press

ISBN 0-300-10353-0 (softcover)

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