Humanities through the Arts / Edition 8

Humanities through the Arts / Edition 8

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by F. David Martin, Lee Jacobus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073376639

ISBN-13: 9780073376639

Pub. Date: 01/13/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073376639
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
740,687
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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Samuel Buchhage 8 months ago
Be extremely careful ordering this book. There are multiple versions listed here even though the page link clearly shows the 8th edition's cover. Double check the ISBN for the book and be prepared for B&N to offer no help whatsoever if you accidentally get the wrong one.