Artsguide : World and Web

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For use in any introductory course in humanities or interdisciplinary art appreciation. It is also an ideal guide for study-abroad programs.The text is an introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms to assist with "travel" to the arts in physical, imaginary, or cyber ways. In so doing it treats uniformly the arts of architecture, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, and film.
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  • Spiral bound | 240 pages
  • 124.46 x 215.9 x 7.62mm | 1,000g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130893056
  • 9780130893055

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Preface Getting Started. Experiencing the Arts. How to Use This Book.1. What are the Arts and How Do We Evaluate and Describe Them? What is Art? How Does Art Function? How Do We Evaluate Art? Finding Art in Life.2. Structures-Architecture. Function. Structure. Building Materials. Scale and Proportion. Context. Space. Climate. Model Analysis. Further Reading.3. In The Museum-Pictures and Sculptures. General Museum Decorum. In The Gallery-An Orientation. Two-Dimensional Art: Paintings, Prints, and Photography. Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture. Decorative Arts. Model Analysis. Further Reading.4. In The Theatre. The Theatrical Experience. Genres. The Production. Theatre as Sense Stimulant. Model Analysis. Further Reading.5. At The Concert Hall-Music and Opera. The Basic Language of Music. The Performance. Opera. Model Analysis. Further Reading.6. Dance. Genres. The Aspects of Dance. Model Analysis. Further Reading.7. At The Cinema-Film. Basic Film Types. Basic Film Techniques. Model Analysis. Further Reading.8. Style. What Is Style? Timeline of Major Styles. Selected Major Styles in Visual Art, Architecture, Theatre, Music, Dance, and Film.Appendix A: 101 Must-See Works of Architecture. Appendix B: 201 Masterworks of Painting and Sculpture. Appendix C: 258 Major Architects, Artists, Choreographers, Composers, and Playwrights. Glossary. Index.
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