Humanities through the Arts / Edition 8

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Overview

Humanities Through he Arts, eighth edition, continues to explore the humanities with an emphasis upon the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values, examining the relationship of the humanities to important values, objects and events. The book is arranged topically by art form from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance. Intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary courses offered across the curriculum in the Humanities, Philosophy, Art, English, Music, and Education departments, this beautifully illustrated text helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073376639
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 189,428
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS



Chapter 1. The Humanities: An Introduction



The Humanities: A Study of Values



Taste



Responses to Art



Structure and Artistic Form



Perception



Abstract Ideas and Concrete Images



Chapter 2. What Is a Work of Art?



Identifying Art Conceptually



Identifying Art Perceptually



Artistic Form



Participation



Participation and Artistic Form



Content



Subject Matter



Subject Matter and Artistic Form



Participation, Artistic Form, and Content



Artistic Form: Examples



Subject Matter and Content



Chapter 3. Being a Critic of the Art



You Are Already an Art Critic



Participation and the Critic



Kinds of Criticism



Descriptive Criticism



Detail, Regional, and Structural Relationships



Interpretive Criticism



Evaluative Criticism


PART TWO: THE ARTS



4. Painting



Your Visual Powers



The Media of Painting



Tempera



Fresco



Oil



Watercolor



Acrylic



Other Media



Pigment and Binders



Elements of Painting



Line



Color



Texture



Composition



The Clarity of Painting



The "All-at-Onceness" of Painting



Abstract Painting



Intensity and Restfulness



Representational Painting



Comparison of Five Impressionist Paintings



Determining the Subject Matter of Painting



Interpretation of the Self: Frida Kahlo, Romaine Brooks, and Rembrandt van Rijn



Some Painting Styles of the Past Hundred Years



Chapter 5. Sculpture



Sculpture and Touch



Sculpture and Density



Sensory Interconnections



Sculpture and Painting Compared



Sunken-Relief Sculpture



Low-Relief Sculpture



High-Relief Sculpture



Sculpture in the Round



Sensory Space



Sculpture and the Human Body



Sculpture in the Round and the Human Body



Techniques of Sculpture



Contemporary Sculpture



Truth to Materials



Space Sculpture



Protest Against Technology



Accomodation with Technology



Machine Sculpture



Earth Sculpture



Sculpture in Public Places



Chapter 6. Architecture



Centered Space



Space and Architecture



Chartres



Living Space



Four Necessities of Architecture



Technical Requirements of Architecture



Functional Requirements of Architecture



Spatial Requirements of Architecture



Revelatory Requirements of Architecture



Earth-Rooted Architecture



Site



Gravity



Raw Materials



Centrality



Sky-Oriented Architecture



Axis Mundi



Defiance of Gravity



Integration of Light



Earth-Resting Architecture



Earth-Dominating Architecture



Combinations of Types



Two Contemporary Architects: Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava



Urban Planning



Chapter 7. Literature



Spoken Language and Literature



Literary Structures



The Narrative and the Narrator



The Episodic Narrative



The Organic Narrative



The Quest Narrative



The Lyric



Literary Details



Image



Metaphor



Symbol



Irony



Diction



Chapter 8. Drama



Aristotle and the Elements of Drama



Dialogue and Soliloquy



Imitation and Realism



An Alternative Theory of Tragedy



Archetypal Patterns



Genres of Drama: Tragedy



The Tragic Stage



Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet



Comedy: Old and New



Tragicomedy: The Mixed Genre



A Play for Study: The Bear



Musical Comedy



Modern Drama



Chapter 9. Music



Hearing and Listening



Tone



Consonance



Dissonance



Rhythm



Tempo



Melodic Material: Melody, Theme, and Motive



Counterpoint



Harmony



Dynamics



Contrast



The Subject Matter of Music



Feelings



Two Theories: Formalism and Expressionism



Sound



Tonal Center



Musical Structures



Theme and Variations



Rondo



Fugue



Sonata Form



Fantasia



Symphony



Beethoven's Symphony in E-flat Major, No. 3, Eroica



Listening Key: The Symphony



Blues and Popular Music



Chapter 10. Dance



Subject Matter of Dance



Form



Dance and Ritual



Indian Dance



The Zuni Rain Dance



Social Dance



The Court Dance



Ballet



Swan Lake



Modern Dance



Alvin Ailey's Revelations



Martha Graham



Pilobolus and Momix Dance Companies



Mark Morris Dance Group



Twyla Tharp



Popular Dance



Chapter 11. Film



The Subject Matter of Film



Directing and Editing



The Participative Experience and Film



The Film Image



Camera Point of View



Audience Response to Film



Sound



Image and Action



Film Structure



Filmic Meanings



The Context of Film History



Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather



The Narrative Structure of The Godfather Films



Coppola's Images



Coppola's Use of Sound



The Power of The Godfather



A Classic Film: Casablanca



Experimentation



Chapter 12. Television and Video Art



The Evolution of Television



The Subject Matter of Television and Video Art



Commercial Television



The Television Series



The Structure of the Self-Contained Episode



The Television Serial



Video Art



Chapter 13. Photography



Photography and Painting



Photography and Painting: The Pictorialists



Straight Photography



Stieglitz: Pioneer of Straight Photography



The F/64 Group



The Documentarists



The Modern Eye



Color Photography


PART THREE: INTERRELATIONSHIPS



Chapter 14. Is it Art or Something Like It?



Art and Artlike



Illustration



Realism



Folk Art



Popular Art



Propaganda



Kitsch



Decoration



Design



Idea Art



Dada



Duchampism



Conceptual Art



Performance



Shock Art



Virtual Art



Chapter 15. The Interrelationships of the Arts



Appropriation



Synthesis



Interpretation



Film Interprets Literature: Howards End



Music Interprets Drama: The Marriage of Figaro



Poetry Interprets Painting: The Starry Night



Sculpture Interprets Poetry: Apollo and Daphne



Painting Interprets Dance and Music: The Dance and Music



Chapter 16. The Interrelationships of the Humanities



The Humanities and the Sciences



The Arts and the Other Humanities



Perceiving and Thinking



Values



The Arts and History



The Arts and Philosophy



The Arts and Theology



Glossary



Dada



Index

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