Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture : An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume I, Revised

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For a one or two-semester course in Introduction to Humanities and Cultural Studies.Arts and Culture is richly illustrated, beautifully designed, engaging, and now includes a media demonstration CD-ROM to ensure students see and learn about the arts. 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. 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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  • Mixed media product | 480 pages
  • 274.3 x 305.8 x 23.6mm | 1,542.23g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130975087
  • 9780130975089

Table of contents

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. Glossary. Picture Credits and Further Information. Literature Credits. Index.
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