This book offers an integrated exploration of Western civilization's cultural heritage. Readers move chronologically through major periods and styles to gain insight into the achievements and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. The book provides a historical (political, economic, and social) framework to contextualize these achievements within a specific time and place, from prehistoric culture to 20th-Century America. Volume II covers the Early Renaissance in Italy to the present (Chs. 13-24 of the Combined Edition), and includes literary and philosophical excerpts. For anyone interested in the Arts and Culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Starter Kit. 13. The Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy. 14. The Renaissance in the North. 15. The Baroque Age. 16. The Eighteenth Century. 17. Romanticism and Realism. 18. The Belle Époque. 19. Chinese and Japanese Civilizations. 20. Russian Civilization. 21. The Age of Anxiety. 22. Modern Africa and Latin America. 23. The Age of Affluence. 24. The Diversity of Contemporary Life. Glossary. Picture Credits and Further Information. Literature and Music Credits. Index.