Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture : An Introduction to the Humanities, Combined (Reprint)

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This freshman/sophomore-level book for a two-semester course in Introduction to Humanities and Cultural Studies is richly illustrated, beautifully designed, and engaging. This text offers an integrated exploration of Western civilization's cultural heritage. Students move chronologically through major periods and styles to gain insight into the achievements and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, and music. Divided into 24 chapters, the text provides students with a historical (political, economic, and social) framework to contextualize these achievements within a specific time and place, from prehistoric culture to 20th-Century America. Considerable attention is given to non-Western cultures and influences, making this text global in reach. Timelines, maps, four-color and two-color illustrations, and a variety of unique "interrelationship" boxes help students make important interdisciplinary and cross-cultural connections, and help them relate the richness and meaning of the past to their own lives in the present.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.78 x 27.94mm | 1,791.68g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0130839116
  • 9780130839114

Table of contents

(NOTE: Volume I consists of Chs. 1-12; Volume II consists of Chs. 13-24; the Combined Volume consists of Chs. 1-24.)1. The Dawn of Culture. 2. Ancient Egypt. 3. Aegean Culture and the Rise of Ancient Greece. 4. Classical and Hellenistic Greece. 5. The Roman World. 6. Judaism and the Rise of Christianity. 7. Byzantine & Islamic Civilizations. 8. Indian Civilization. 9. Early Chinese & Japanese Civilizations. 10. The Civilizations of the Americas. 11. The Early Middle Ages and the Romanesque. 12. The Gothic and Late Middle Ages. 13. The Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy. 14. The Renaissance in the North. 15. The Baroque Age. 16. The Eighteenth Century. 17. Romanticism and Realism. 18. The Belle Epoque. 19. Chinese and Japanese Civilizations. 20. Russian Civilization. 21. The Age of Anxiety. 22. Modern Africa and Latin America. 23. The Age of Affluence. 24. The Diversity of Contemporary Life. Glossary. Picture Credits and Further Information. Literature and Music Credits. Index.
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