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Humanities through the Arts

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Summary

Humanities Through the Arts, ninth 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.

Four major pedagogical boxed features enhance student understanding of the genres and of individual works within the genres: Perception Key boxes, Conception Key boxes, Experiencing boxes, and new Focus On boxes. 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

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS

Chapter 1. The Humanities: An Introduction

The Humanities: A Study of Values

Taste

Responses to Art

Structure and Artistic Form
Perception

Abstract Ideas and Concrete Images

Chapter 2. 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

Chapter 3. Being a Critic of the Art

You Are Already an Art Critic

Participation and Kinds of Criticism

Descriptive Criticism
Interpretive Criticism
Evaluative Criticism

PART TWO: THE ARTS

4. 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

Some Painting Styles of the Past Years

Chapter 5. Sculpture

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

Protest Against Technology

Accomodation with Technology

Machine Sculpture

Earth Sculpture

Sculpture in Public Places

Chapter 6. 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

Chapter 7. 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

Chapter 8. Theater

Aristotle and the Elements of Drama

Dialogue and Soliloquy

Archetypal Patterns

Genres of Drama: Tragedy

The Tragic Stage

Stage Scenery and Costume

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Comedy: Old and New

Tragicomedy: The Mixed Genre

A Play for Study: The Bear

Modern Drama

Chapter 9. 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
Listening Key: The Symphony

Blues and Popular Music

Chapter 10. 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

Popular Dance

Chapter 11. 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

Chapter 12. Film

The Subject Matter of Film

Directing and Editing

The Participative Experience and Film

The Film Image

Camera Point of View

Violence and Film

Sound

Image and Action

Film Structure

Cinematic Significance

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

Chapter 13. 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

PART THREE: INTERRELATIONSHIPS

Chapter 14. Is it Art or Something Like It?

Art and Artlike

Illustration

Realism
Folk Art
Popular Art
Propaganda

Decoration

Design

Idea Art

Dada
Duchampism
Conceptual Art

Performance Art

Shock Art

Virtual Art

Chapter 15. 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
Architecture Interprets Dance: National Nederlanden Building
Painting Interprets Dance and Music: The Dance and Music

Chapter 16. The Interrelationships of the Humanities

The Humanities and the Sciences

The Arts and the Other Humanities

Values

Glossary

Dada

Index



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