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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.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Higher Education|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS
PART TWO: THE ARTS4. Painting Your Visual PowersThe Media of PaintingTemperaFrescoOilWatercolorAcrylicOther MediaPigment and BindersElements of PaintingLineColorTextureCompositionThe Clarity of PaintingThe "All-at-Onceness" of PaintingAbstract PaintingIntensity and RestfulnessRepresentational PaintingComparison of Five Impressionist PaintingsDetermining the Subject Matter of PaintingInterpretation of the Self: Frida Kahlo, Romaine Brooks, and Rembrandt van RijnSome Painting Styles of the Past Hundred YearsChapter 5. SculptureSculpture and TouchSculpture and DensitySensory InterconnectionsSculpture and Painting ComparedSunken-Relief SculptureLow-Relief SculptureHigh-Relief SculptureSculpture in the RoundSensory SpaceSculpture and the Human BodySculpture in the Round and the Human BodyTechniques of SculptureContemporary SculptureTruth to MaterialsSpace SculptureProtest Against TechnologyAccomodation with TechnologyMachine SculptureEarth SculptureSculpture in Public Places Chapter 6. Architecture Centered SpaceSpace and ArchitectureChartresLiving SpaceFour Necessities of ArchitectureTechnical Requirements of ArchitectureFunctional Requirements of ArchitectureSpatial Requirements of ArchitectureRevelatory Requirements of ArchitectureEarth-Rooted ArchitectureSiteGravityRaw MaterialsCentralitySky-Oriented ArchitectureAxis MundiDefiance of GravityIntegration of LightEarth-Resting ArchitectureEarth-Dominating ArchitectureCombinations of TypesTwo Contemporary Architects: Zaha Hadid and Santiago CalatravaUrban PlanningChapter 7. Literature Spoken Language and LiteratureLiterary StructuresThe Narrative and the NarratorThe Episodic NarrativeThe Organic NarrativeThe Quest NarrativeThe LyricLiterary DetailsImageMetaphorSymbolIronyDictionChapter 8. Drama Aristotle and the Elements of DramaDialogue and SoliloquyImitation and RealismAn Alternative Theory of TragedyArchetypal PatternsGenres of Drama: TragedyThe Tragic StageShakespeare's Romeo and JulietComedy: Old and NewTragicomedy: The Mixed GenreA Play for Study: The Bear Musical ComedyModern DramaChapter 9. MusicHearing and ListeningToneConsonanceDissonanceRhythmTempoMelodic Material: Melody, Theme, and MotiveCounterpointHarmonyDynamicsContrastThe Subject Matter of MusicFeelingsTwo Theories: Formalism and ExpressionismSoundTonal CenterMusical StructuresTheme and VariationsRondoFugueSonata FormFantasiaSymphonyBeethoven's Symphony in E-flat Major, No. 3, EroicaListening Key: The SymphonyBlues and Popular Music Chapter 10. Dance Subject Matter of DanceFormDance and RitualIndian DanceThe Zuni Rain DanceSocial DanceThe Court DanceBalletSwan LakeModern DanceAlvin Ailey's RevelationsMartha GrahamPilobolus and Momix Dance CompaniesMark Morris Dance GroupTwyla TharpPopular DanceChapter 11. Film The Subject Matter of FilmDirecting and EditingThe Participative Experience and FilmThe Film ImageCamera Point of ViewAudience Response to FilmSoundImage and ActionFilm StructureFilmic MeaningsThe Context of Film HistoryFrancis Ford Coppola's The GodfatherThe Narrative Structure of The Godfather FilmsCoppola's ImagesCoppola's Use of SoundThe Power of The GodfatherA Classic Film: CasablancaExperimentationChapter 12. Television and Video ArtThe Evolution of TelevisionThe Subject Matter of Television and Video ArtCommercial TelevisionThe Television SeriesThe Structure of the Self-Contained EpisodeThe Television SerialVideo ArtChapter 13. PhotographyPhotography and PaintingPhotography and Painting: The PictorialistsStraight PhotographyStieglitz: Pioneer of Straight PhotographyThe F/64 GroupThe DocumentaristsThe Modern EyeColor Photography
PART THREE: INTERRELATIONSHIPSChapter 14. Is it Art or Something Like It?Art and ArtlikeIllustrationRealismFolk ArtPopular ArtPropagandaKitschDecorationDesignIdea ArtDadaDuchampismConceptual ArtPerformanceShock ArtVirtual ArtChapter 15. The Interrelationships of the Arts AppropriationSynthesisInterpretationFilm Interprets Literature: Howards EndMusic Interprets Drama: The Marriage of FigaroPoetry Interprets Painting: The Starry NightSculpture Interprets Poetry: Apollo and DaphnePainting Interprets Dance and Music: The Dance and MusicChapter 16. The Interrelationships of the HumanitiesThe Humanities and the SciencesThe Arts and the Other HumanitiesPerceiving and ThinkingValuesThe Arts and HistoryThe Arts and PhilosophyThe Arts and TheologyGlossary DadaIndex
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