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Dennis J. Sporre is an internationally prominent and award-winning writer, scholar, and artist. He has a bachelor's degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in music from Central Michigan University and a graduate degree in theatre scenic design and technology from the University of Iowa. Until his retirement he was a tenured professor, department head, and dean at various universities across the United States, including Ball State University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, The Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Arizona. His administrative and teaching experience has encompassed interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and fine arts. He has sung professionally and designed scenery and lighting for more than fifty productions.
His writings, including more than a dozen books, numerous journal articles, and poetry, have covered numerous topics including the humanities, theatre history, and design and technology. He has spent decades traveling the world researching and experiencing the arts and cultures about which he writes.
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I The Media Of The Arts
Chapter 1 Two-Dimensional Art
Chapter 2 Sculpture
Chapter 3 Architecture
Chapter 4 Music and Opera
Chapter 5 Literature
Chapter 6 Theatre
Chapter 7 Cinema
Chapter 8 Dance
Part II The Styles Of The Arts
Chapter 9 Ancient Approaches
Chapter 10 Artistic Reflections in the Pre-Modern World
Chapter 11 Artistic Styles in the Emerging Modern World
Chapter 12 Artistry in an Age of Industry
Chapter 13 The Arts In A Modern, Postmodern, And Pluralistic World