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very beautiful  March 20, 2011

The book was sold as used, and I was expecting a few marks on the book. The book I received was in NEW condition. There were no markings on the book, the pages were not "dog eared", and the cover pages was still shinny. I used this for a fine arts class. It is a very nice book and has lots of pictures too look at while the professor drones on and on :D

Reality Through the Arts: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Reality Through the Artsprovides a comprehensive introduction that covers both arts history and aesthetic perception in western and non-western cultures by covering all the artistic disciplines.Two Dimensional Art; Sculpture; Architecture; Music and Opera; Literature; Theatre; Cinema; Dance.For all readers who appreciate and want to become more knowledgeable about the arts in general.

Table of Contents

Mapp. 10
Prefacep. 12
Faculty And Student Resourcesp. 13
Introductionp. 14
Using this Bookp. 14
Organizationp. 14
Pronouncing Names And Termsp. 18
The Companion Website And Accompanying Music CDp. 18
Putting this Study in Contextp. 19
Reality Through The Artsp. 19
The Arts And Ways Of Knowingp. 19
What Are Art's Main Concerns?p. 21
Creativityp. 21
Aesthetic Communicationp. 21
Symbolsp. 22
Fine and Applied Artp. 22
What Are Art's Purposes And Functions?p. 23
Purposesp. 23
Functionsp. 23
How Should We Perceive And Respond?p. 25
Applying Critical Skillsp. 25
Approaches To Criticismp. 27
Formal Criticismp. 27
Contextual Criticismp. 29
Making Judgmentsp. 29
Artisanshipp. 29
Communicationp. 29
Stylep. 30
How Can We Analyze Style?p. 30
Style And Culturep. 33
How Does A Style Get Its Name?p. 33
Thinking Criticallyp. 36
The Media Of The Arts
What Artists Use to Express ldquo;Realityrdquo;p. 37
Two-Dimensional Art
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Photographyp. 38
Formal and Technical Qualitiesp. 38
Mediap. 38
Drawingp. 38
Dry Mediap. 39
Wet Mediap. 40
Paintingp. 41
Mixed Mediap. 43
Printmakingp. 43
Relief Printingp. 44
Intagliop. 44
Planographic Processesp. 46
Photographyp. 48
Photography And Artp. 48
Documentary Photographyp. 50
Photographic Techniquesp. 51
Profile Pablo Picassop. 53
Compositionp. 53
Elementsp. 53
Linep. 53
Formp. 56
Colorp. 56
Massp. 57
Texturep. 57
Principlesp. 58
Repetitionp. 58
Balancep. 59
Unityp. 59
Focal Areasp. 59
Other Factorsp. 60
Perspectivep. 60
Chiaroscurop. 60
Contentp. 62
Painting & Human Reality
Gericault, The Raft of the ldquo;Medusardquo;p. 61
Sense Stimulip. 62
Contrastsp. 62
Dynamicsp. 64
Trompe Lrsquo;Oeilp. 65
Juxtapositionp. 65
Focusp. 66
Sample Outline and Critical Analysisp. 67
Cyber Studyp. 67
Important Termsp. 67
Sculpturep. 68
Formal and Technical Qualitiesp. 68
Dimensionalityp. 68
Full-Roundp. 68
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