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This volume presents an overview of the arts in the Western tradition; within the contexts of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. It is an historical introduction to the humanities yielding a basic familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development of individual arts media.Chapters present and discuss a formal analysis of works of art in the following periods: the Ancient World, the Aegean and Archaic Greece, Greek Classicism and Hellenism, the Roman Period, Judaism and Early Christianity, Byzantium and Islam, the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, the High, Renaissance and Reformation, the Baroque Age, the Enlightenment, the Romantic Age, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism, and Postmodernism.For art history enthusiasts and those interested in a familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Getting Started and Understanding and Evaluating the Arts|
|Getting Started Two-dimensional Art|
|Media Composition Elements|
|Techniques: Linear Perspective Sculpture Dimensionality Texture 2|
|Techniques: Lost-Wax Casting Architecture Structure Music Genres|
|Techniques: Musical Notation|
|Melody and Form Theatre Genres Plot Character|
|Themes and Ideas Visual Elements Cinema Dance Genres Line, Form, and Repetition|
|Masterwork Maps and Timelines|
|Cybersources and Examples|
|Understanding and Evaluating the Arts|
|Putting the Arts in Context|
|The Arts and Ways of Knowing What Concerns Art?|
|Creativity Aesthetic Communication Symbols Fine and Applied Art|
|The Functions of Art|
|Entertainment Political and Social Commentary|
|Evaluating Works of Art|
|Types of Criticism|
|Deconstruction Making Judgments|
|The Ancient World|
|Contexts and Concepts Contexts|
|The Stone Age Mesopotamia|
|Ancient Egypt Concepts|
|Individuality and Symbols|
|The Arts of the Ancient World Painting|
|Sculpture Masterwork: The Tell Asmar Statues|
|Profile: Akhenaton and Nefertiti Architecture|
|Archaic Greece and the Aegean|
|Contexts and Concepts|
|Contexts Minoans Mycenaeans|
|The Dark Centuries Hellenes Concepts|
|The Polis Olympian Gods Love of Wisdom|
|The Arts of Archaic Greece and the Aegean Painting|
|Red- and Black-Figure|
|Greek Classicism and Hellenism|
|Contexts and Concepts Contexts|
|The Persian War|
|The Golden Age of Pericles|
|The Peloponnesian War|
|The Hellenistic Age Concepts|
|Historia Sophistry Cynicism and Skepticism|
|Stoicism and Epicureanism|
|Ethics Aesthetics Plato|
|Aristotle Classicism and Hellenism|
|The Arts of the Classical and Hellenistic Ages|
|Masterwork: Myron Discus|
|Thrower Late Classical Style|
|Architecture Masterwork: The Parthenon Theatre Tragedy|
|Aristotles Theory of Tragedy|
|Aeschylus Profile: Aeschylus Sophocles|
|Masterwork:Sophocles Oedipus the King Euripides Tragic Costume Comedy|
|The Greek Theatre|
|The Roman Period|
|Contexts and Concepts Contexts Etruscans|
|The Roman Republic Military Expansion|
|The Roman Civil War|
|The Roman Empire Augustus Pax Romana Concepts|
|Stoicism Neo-Platonism Divinities and Mystery|
|Cults Classicism Utilitarianism and Pragmatism|
|The Arts of the Roman Period|
|Painting Sculpture Architecture Masterwork: The Pantheon|
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