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The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts,9780130400352

The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts

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5th
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9780130400352

ISBN10:
0130400351
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For any introductory course in Humanities or Interdisciplinary Arts Appreciation. This text chronologically introduces the arts of Western tradition: architecture, literature, visual arts, music, theatre, dance, film, in a contextual overview of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. Additional material encompassing modern artistic movements and achievementsyoung contemporary realist painters, ethnic and social alternative theatre, and performance artbroadens the scope of coverage. Sporre provides students of the humanities with a basic familiarity and understanding of major styles, historical significance, and an extended relationship with art encountered beyond the classroom. Integrates feature boxes on non-western art and culture appropriate to the time period being studied in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What are the Arts and How Do We Evaluate and Describe Them?
The Humanities and the Arts
What is Art?
The Functions of Art
Evaluating Works of Art
Getting Started
Two-Dimensional Art
Sculpture
Architecture
Music
Theatre
Literature
Film
Dance
Features
The Ancient World
The Human Journey. Our Earliest Art
Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt
Archaic Greece and the Aegean
The Minoans
The Mycenaeans
Between Myth and History
The Archaic Greek World
Greek Classicism and Hellenism
The Classical World
The Hellenistic Age
The Roman Period
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Judaism and Early Christianity
The People of Israel
Christianity
Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Late Roman and Early Christian Art
Byzantium and the Rise of Islam
Byzantium
The Rise of Islam
The Early Middle Ages: The Monastic and Feudal Romanesque Period
The Middle Ages
The Medieval Church
Charlemagne's Empire
Feudalism
The Visual Arts
Music
Literature
Theatre
Dance
The High Middle Ages: The Gothic Age
The Social Order of the High Middle Ages
The Christian Church
Philosophy and Theology
Literature
Gothic Style
Music
Theatre
The Late Middle Ages
The End of the Middle Ages
Literature
Art and Architecture
Music
Theatre
Dance
The Early Renaissance
The Renaissance
The Renaissance Viewpoint
The Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture
Sculpture
Painting
Music
Theatre
Dance
The High Renaissance and Mannerism
The High Renaissance
Southern Europe in the Sixteenth Century
The Visual Arts
Architecture
The Performing Arts
Literature
Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe
The Reformation
Science and the Intellect
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Music
Dance
The Baroque Age
Scientific Revolution and Systematic Rationalism
Philosophy
The Counter-Reformation
Absolutism
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Literature
Music
French Neoclassic Theatre
Dance
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Literature
Music
Theatre
Dance
The Romantic Age
The Age of Industry
Romanticism in the Visual Arts and Architecture
Romanticism in Literature
Romanticism in Music
Romanticism in Theatre
Romanticism in Dance
The Beginnings of Modernism
The World in Turmoil
Philosophy and Psychology
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Literature
Music
Theatre
Film: Art and Mechanization
Dance
Modernism
The Modern World in Conflict
Between the Wars
World War II. Science and War
Philosophy
Literature
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Music
Theatre
Modern Dance
Photography
Film
Postmodernism: The Pluralistic Age
A Pluralistic World Order
The Visual Arts and Architecture
Pluralism in Literature
Music
Theatre
Film
Dance Glossary
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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