The Art of Music

Edited by Patrick Coleman; With essays by Simon Shaw-Miller, Richard Leppert, Sandra Benito, Michael A. Brown, Patrick Coleman, Anita Feldman, James Grebl, Ariel Plotek, Gemma Rodrigues, Marika Sardar, and Christina Yu Yu

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October 27, 2015
318 pages, 10 x 11
280 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300215472
HC - Paper over Board

Published in association with the San Diego Museum of Art

A fascinating study of the relationship between music and visual art in a variety of media from around the world

The Art of Music is a handsomely illustrated and rich interdisciplinary look at the mutual influence between music and the visual arts across cultures and eras. The book sheds new light on more familiar artists at the intersection of the visual and the musical, such as Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, and presents new scholarship on less well-known examples in the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, from antique pottery to contemporary video and sound art. Essays consider key works and themes such as synesthesia and other formal and theoretical crossovers, motifs of musicians, and performative and ritual functions of music, musical instruments, and art. With more than 250 color images illustrating works of art in diverse traditions, The Art of Music offers enriching reading for scholars and general audiences alike.

Patrick Coleman is an independent scholar.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

San Diego Museum of Art
(09/26/15–01/06/16)

Visible Deeds of Music
Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Simon Shaw-Miller

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Interwoven Globe
The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

Amelia Peck; With contributions by Amy Bogansky, Joyce Denn

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Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700
Opulence and Fantasy

Navina Najat Haidar and Marika Sardar

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Epic Tales from Ancient India
Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art

Edited by Marika Sardar; With contributions from Neeraja Po

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