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Arts and culture : an introduction to the humanities

Author: Janetta Rebold Benton; Robert DiYanni
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Offering an exploration of Western and World civilization's cultural heritage, this book is richly illustrated, beautifully designed and engaging. Readers move chronologically through major periods and styles-from prehistoric culture to the renaissance and mannerism in Italy-to gain insight into the achievements and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. For arts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janetta Rebold Benton; Robert DiYanni
ISBN: 9780132283915 0132283913 9780131578609 013157860X 9780132321716 0132321718
OCLC Number: 76864117
Notes: "Combined volume."
Description: xxxiii, 670 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Introduction --
The humanities and the arts --
Enlightenment and revolution --
The role of the artist --
Critical thinking and evaluation of the arts --
Form and content distinctions --
Starter kit --
Commonalities --
Style --
Functions and genres --
The visual arts --
Formal analysis --
Components of the visual arts --
Sculpture --
Architecture --
Literature --
Speech, writing, and literature --
Literacy and literature --
Forms of literature --
Music --
Social and ritual roles --
Instruments --
Musical qualities and structure --
Non-western music --
History and philosophy --
History --
Religion and philosophy.
Responsibility: Janetta Rebold Benton, Robert DiYanni.
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Offering an exploration of Western and World civilization's cultural heritage, this book is richly illustrated, beautifully designed and engaging. Readers move chronologically through major periods and styles-from prehistoric culture to the renaissance and mannerism in Italy-to gain insight into the achievements and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. For arts and cultural coordinators, professionals and enthusiasts.

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