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Humanities through the Arts

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1/13/2010
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Fundamentals
The Humanities: An Introduction
The Humanities: A Study of Values
Taste
Responses to Art
Structure and Artistic Form
Perception
Abstract Ideas and Concrete Images
What Is a Work of Art?
Identifying Art Conceptually
Identifying Art Perceptually
Artistic Form
Participation
Participation and Artistic Form
Content
Subject Matter
Subject Matter and Artistic Form
Participation, Artistic Form, and Content
Artistic Form: Examples
Subject Matter and Content
Being a Critic of the Art
You Are Already an Art Critic
Participation and the Critic
Kinds of Criticism
Descriptive Criticism
Detail, Regional, and Structural Relationships
Interpretive Criticism
Evaluative Criticism
The Arts
Painting
Your Visual Powers
The Media of Painting
Tempera
Fresco
Oil
Watercolor
Acrylic
Other Media
Pigment and Binders
Elements of Painting
Line
Color
Texture
Composition
The Clarity of Painting
The "All-at-Onceness" of Painting
Abstract Painting
Intensity and Restfulness
Representational Painting
Comparison of Five Impressionist Paintings
Determining the Subject Matter of Painting
Interpretation of the Self: Frida Kahlo, Romaine Brooks, and Rembrandt van Rijn
Some Painting Styles of the Past Hundred Years
Sculpture
Sculpture and Touch
Sculpture and Density
Sensory Interconnections
Sculpture and Painting Compared
Sunken-Relief Sculpture
Low-Relief Sculpture
High-Relief Sculpture
Sculpture in the Round
Sensory Space
Sculpture and the Human Body
Sculpture in the Round and the Human Body
Techniques of Sculpture
Contemporary Sculpture
Truth to Materials
Space Sculpture
Protest Against Technology
Accomodation with Technology
Machine Sculpture
Earth Sculpture
Sculpture in Public Places
Architecture
Centered Space
Space and Architecture
Chartres
Living Space
Four Necessities of Architecture
Technical Requirements of Architecture
Functional Requirements of Architecture
Spatial Requirements of Architecture
Revelatory Requirements of Architecture
Earth-Rooted Architecture
Site
Gravity
Raw Materials
Centrality
Sky-Oriented Architecture
Axis Mundi
Defiance of Gravity
Integration of Light
Earth-Resting Architecture
Earth-Dominating Architecture
Combinations of Types
Two Contemporary Architects: Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava
Urban Planning
Literature
Spoken Language and Literature
Literary Structures
The Narrative and the Narrator
The Episodic Narrative
The Organic Narrative
The Quest Narrative
The Lyric
Literary Details
Image
Metaphor
Symbol
Irony
Diction
Drama
Aristotle and the Elements of Drama
Dialogue and Soliloquy
Imitation and Realism
An Alternative Theory of Tragedy
Archetypal Patterns
Genres of Drama: Tragedy
The Tragic Stage
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Comedy: Old and New
Tragicomedy: The Mixed Genre
A Play for Study: The Bear
Musical Comedy
Modern Drama
Music
Hearing and Listening
Tone
Consonance
Dissonance
Rhythm
Tempo
Melodic Material: Melody, Theme, and Motive
Counterpoint
Harmony
Dynamics
Contrast
The Subject Matter of Music
Feelings
Two Theories: Formalism and Expressionism
Sound
Tonal Center
Musical Structures
Theme and Variations
Rondo
Fugue
Sonata Form
Fantasia
Symphony
Beethoven's Symphony in E-flat Major, No. 3, Eroica
Listening Key: The Symphony
Blues and Popular Music
Dance
Subject Matter of Dance
Form
Dance and Ritual
Indian Dance
The Zuni Rain Dance
Social Dance
The Court Dance
Ballet
Swan Lake
Modern Dance
Alvin Ailey's Revelations
Martha Graham
Pilobolus and Momix Dance Companies
Mark Morris Dance Group
Twyla Tharp
Popular Dance
Film
The Subject Matter of Film
Directing and Editing
The Participative Experience and Film
The Film Image
Camera Point of View
Audience Response to Film
Sound
Image and Action
Film Structure
Filmic Meanings
The Context of Film History
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather
The Narrative Structure of The Godfather Films
Coppola's Images
Coppola's Use of Sound
The Power of The Godfather
A Classic Film: Casablanca
Experimentation
Television and Video Art
The Evolution of Television
The Subject Matter of Television and Video Art
Commercial Television
The Television Series
The Structure of the Self-Contained Episode
The Television Serial
Video Art
Photography
Photography and Painting
Photography and Painting: The Pictorialists
Straight Photography
Stieglitz: Pioneer of Straight Photography
The F/64 Group
The Documentarists
The Modern Eye
Color Photography
Interrelationships
Is it Art or Something Like It?
Art and Artlike
Illustration
Realism
Folk Art
Popular Art
Propaganda
Kitsch
Decoration
Design
Idea Art
Dada
Duchampism
Conceptual Art
Performance
Shock Art
Virtual Art
The Interrelationships of the Arts
Appropriation
Synthesis
Interpretation
Film Interprets Literature: Howards End
Music Interprets Drama: The Marriage of Figaro
Poetry Interprets Painting: The Starry Night
Sculpture Interprets Poetry: Apollo and Daphne
Painting Interprets Dance and Music: The Dance and Music
The Interrelationships of the Humanities
The Humanities and the Sciences
The Arts and the Other Humanities
Perceiving and Thinking
Values
The Arts and History
The Arts and Philosophy
The Arts and Theology
Glossary
Dada
Index
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