The Art of Music: A Complex Art

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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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Art of Music
EditorsPatrick Coleman
Place of PublicationNew Haven
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)10:0300215479, 13:978-0300215472
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • sound
  • vision
  • music
  • Art


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  • The Art of Music

    Simon Shaw-Miller (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    1 Nov 20158 Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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