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Beginner's Guide to the Humanities, A,9780132213844

Beginner's Guide to the Humanities, A

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9780132213844

ISBN10:
0132213842
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This practical beginner's guide to appreciating and experiencing culture provides a handy introduction to the world of art that teaches students how to observe, enjoy, and analyze the arts. Professor Philip Bishop wrote this book because there was no concise handbook on the market covering the arts as a whole. His text provides a succinct and affordable guide to the arts and humanities geared to students who are starting from scratch in their study of the arts. Self-contained chapters provide an essential companion guide to understanding a specific discipline-including painting, sculpture, music, and theater-with a clear and insightful explanation of the discipliners"s process of creation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Painting
1(15)
How to Talk in Pictures
1(1)
The World of Painting
2(1)
A Real Encounter: The Sense of Abstraction
3(2)
Extreme Art: The Symbolism of Dung
4(1)
The Tool Kit: Painting
5(3)
Imagery and Subject
5(1)
Medium and Materials
5(1)
Form and Composition
6(1)
Color and Light
7(1)
Pictorial Miscellany
8(1)
The Experience: How to Look at a Picture
8(1)
Style Guide: Types and Traditions
9(2)
A Companion To Painting
11(5)
Sculpture
16(14)
Giving Shape to the World
16(2)
A Real Encounter: A Shrine of Sorrow
18(2)
Extreme Art: Bust in Blood
20(1)
The Tool Kit: Sculpture
20(2)
The Sculptural Process
20(1)
Sculptural Types
21(1)
Sculptural Materials
21(1)
Form
21(1)
Sculptural Subjects
22(1)
Sculptural Miscellany
22(1)
The Experience: Sizing Up a Sculpture
22(1)
Style Guide: Sculptors---Greats Since the Greeks
23(2)
A Companion To Sculpture
25(5)
Architecture
30(19)
Why Buildings Stand
30(1)
What Buildings Mean
31(2)
A Real Encounter: The Magic of Fallingwater
33(1)
The Tool Kit: Architecture
34(7)
Materials
34(1)
Construction
35(1)
The Arch
35(1)
Sacred Building
36(1)
The Temple
37(1)
The Church
37(1)
The Mosque
38(1)
Architectural Decoration
38(2)
Architectural Miscellany
40(1)
The Experience: How to Be in a Building
41(1)
Style Guide: Architecture in American Cities, c. 2000
42(2)
A Companion To Architecture
44(5)
Music
49(16)
Music Class
49(1)
The Essentials of Music
50(2)
A Real Encounter: Four Seasons in a Gothic Light
52(1)
The Tool Kit: Music, Technically Speaking
52(7)
Musical Scales
52(1)
Harmony
53(1)
The Instruments
54(1)
Dynamics
54(1)
Vocal Forms
54(2)
Instrumental Forms
56(1)
Theatrical Forms
56(1)
Music A to Z
56(3)
The Experience: How To Listen---Really Listen
59(1)
Style Guide: Musical Styles You're Most Likely to Hear
60(1)
A Companion To Music
61(4)
Theater
65(17)
The Elements of Dram
65(2)
Who Makes the Play?
67(1)
A Real Encounter: An Angel over America
67(2)
The Tool Kit: Theater
69(3)
The Stage
69(1)
The Set
69(1)
Theater by Degree
70(1)
A Theater Glossary
71(1)
The Experience: Playing Along
72(2)
Style Guide: A User's Guide to the Theater
74(2)
Genres
74(1)
Historical Types and Traditions
75(1)
A Companion To Theater
76(6)
Opera and Musical Theater
82(15)
Opera---The Greatest Art?
82(3)
The Voice Is the Thing
84(1)
Operatic Voices
85(1)
A Real Encounter: Opera's Unrepentant Sinner
85(2)
Open for Debate: Operatic Remakes . . . or Rip-offs?
86(1)
The Tool Kit: Opera
87(2)
Opera by Degree
87(1)
Opera Miscellany
87(2)
The Experience: Stories in Song
89(1)
Style Guide: Operatic Operators
90(3)
A Companion To Opera And Musical Theater
93(4)
Dance
97(15)
The Poetry of Movement
97(1)
Elements of Dance
98(2)
A Real Encounter: The Continuity of Dance
100(1)
The Tool Kit: Dance
101(3)
Types of Dance
101(1)
The Ballet Company
101(1)
Dance Technique
102(2)
Dance Miscellany
104(1)
The Experience: Move to the Music
104(1)
Style Guide: Great Names in Dance
105(3)
Great Ballets
105(1)
Choreographer and Company
106(1)
Dancers of the Modern
107(1)
A Companion To Ballet And Dance
108(4)
The Printed Image: Prints, Photos, Digital Art
112(18)
The Arts of Mechanical Reproducibility
112(2)
Open for Debate: Falsifiable Photographs
114(1)
The Tool Kit: Printmaking
114(3)
Engraving
114(2)
Relief
116(1)
Other Processs
116(1)
Printmaking Miscellany
117(1)
The Tool Kit: Photography
117(5)
The Film
117(1)
The Camera
118(1)
The Darkroom
119(1)
Color Photography
120(1)
Photographic Genres
121(1)
Photographic Miscellany
121(1)
The Tool Kit: Digital Images
122(1)
The Experience: Pictures, Pictures Everywhere
122(2)
Style Guide: Masters of the Printed Image
124(1)
A Companion To The Printed Image
125(5)
Literature
130(11)
Literature as Species
130(1)
A Real Encounter: Poetry as a Hunger
131(1)
The Tool Kit: Poetry
132(2)
Sound
133(1)
Form
133(1)
Meaning
134(1)
Prose Fiction
134(1)
Genre
134(1)
Meaning
135(1)
The Experience: The Power of Reading
135(1)
Style Guide: Varieties of the Novel
136(2)
A Companion To Literature
138(3)
Movies
141(15)
The Novel of the Twentieth Century
141(1)
Who Makes a Movie?
142(1)
A Real Encounter: A Shot Heard `Round the Film World
143(1)
The Tool Kit: The Movies
144(5)
Camera Work
144(2)
The Story
146(1)
Editing
146(1)
Sound and Effects
147(1)
Animation
148(1)
Film Miscellany
148(1)
The Experience: Watching While Thinking
149(1)
Style Guide: Movie Genres
150(2)
A Companion To The Movies
152(4)
Encountering the Arts
156(6)
Touring a City
156(2)
Visiting a Museum
158(2)
Attending a Performance
160(2)
Index 162


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