9780130991881

Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130991881

  • ISBN10:

    0130991880

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: Written for individuals who have little or no knowledge of the arts, "Perceiving the Arts" has a specific and limited purpose: to provide an introductory, technical, and respondent-related reference to the arts and literature. KEY TOPICS: Intended to give basic information about each of the arts disciplines-drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, dance, cinema, landscape architecture, and literature-the book seeks to give its readers touchstones concerning what to look and listen for in works of art and literature. MARKET: For arts and humanities instructors and enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction
What Are the Arts and How Do We Respond to Them?
1(18)
The Visual Arts
Pictures: Painting, Printmaking, and Photography
19(33)
Sculpture
52(21)
The Performing Arts
Music
73(26)
Theatre
99(21)
Cinema
120(16)
Dance
136(18)
The Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
154(18)
Architecture
172(26)
The Language Arts
Literature
198(18)
Conclusion
Evaluating Art
216(7)
Glossary 223(10)
For Further Exploration 233(2)
Index 235

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