Art Beyond the West (Paperback)
  • Art Beyond the West (Paperback)

Art Beyond the West (Paperback)

Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 25/02/2013
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A major survey of the visual arts that lie outside the Western tradition.

In this major survey of the arts of Africa, Western and Central Asia, India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, the Pacific, and the Americas, author Michael Kampen-O'Riley presents the vast range of arts that lie outside of the Western tradition. Within a predominantly geographic and chronological framework, he explores the arts of these areas from pre-history to present day. The first dedicated survey of "non-Western" art, Art Beyond the West is amply illustrated and accessibly written.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

To recognize regional and period styles. To understand styles in terms of the basic ideals around which they were created See the connection between idea and form.

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780205887897
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 280 x 212 x 150 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


"An undergraduate text that presents a systematic survey of world cultures in a manner easily grasped by students."

- Marilyn Wyman, San Jose State University

"It is a solid text that is appropriate for a wide survey of Non-Western art. Importantly, it is also an affordable option."

- Kimberly Cleveland, Georgia State University

"It is well written and accessible to students at the introductory level who come from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds."

- Lillian Joyce, University of Alabama-Huntsville

"In content, organization, tone, and approach, Kampen-O'Reiley's Art Beyond the West remains the best of the existing publications on the subject: Survey of Non-Western Art-History."

- Olawole Famule, University of Wisconsin-Superior

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