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Arts and Ideas / Edition 9
     

Arts and Ideas / Edition 9

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by William Fleming
 

ISBN-10: 0155011049

ISBN-13: 9780155011045

Pub. Date: 10/14/1994

Publisher: Wadsworth

Intended for courses in Western Humanities, this best-selling text chronologically explores the major styles as they appear in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from antiquity to present. Using lively anecdotes, Fleming shows how the styles are linked together by common purposes, themes, and ideas.

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Intended for courses in Western Humanities, this best-selling text chronologically explores the major styles as they appear in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from antiquity to present. Using lively anecdotes, Fleming shows how the styles are linked together by common purposes, themes, and ideas.

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ISBN-13:
9780155011045
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
10/14/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
722
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.32(d)

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Arts and Ideas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAD to buy this book for a couple of college courses that I was required to take. They had nothing to do with my major, but by the time I got through with the first course, I was sold!! Now, wherever I travel that has a museum, or church, etc. I know what style of architecture, who the artist/sculptor was. It makes traveling a richer experience. Wonderful book for art history and a chronology of how we got to this point in our art and thinking and style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read and outline this book in a number of months, and it is a fantasic book. It was very informational and described all of the arts, artchitecture, and ideas thorougly. It can get a little tiring after a while, but overall I enjoyed learning and studying the artwork.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although, this book is rather cumbersome, its intensity and presentation of knowledge outweigh the disadvantages. This is a wonderful book that makes itself accessible for reference or just pleasure reading through its design and layout. I used it in my humanities class in high school and I enjoyed every page of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for the history of art. Not only does it go into paintings and sculptures of the time period, but also into architecture, culture, and the 'history' of the time (such as the current wars, rulers, etc.) Often these things help explain the art works shown. I'd recommend it for art history/appreciation classes, but even as a reference, I've found it an immensely useful tool.