A Beginner's Guide to the Humanities

A Beginner's Guide to the Humanities

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An ideal supplemental text for any undergraduate course in humanities, or Introduction to the Arts.

Helping students learn how to observe, enjoy, think about and feel in response to the arts, this practical beginner's guide to appreciating and experiencing culture gives students a handy introduction to the world of arts that they can carry with them. Self-contained chapters provide an essential companion guide to understanding a specific art-i.e., painting, sculpture, music, theater-with concisely defined key terms one should know, as well as a clear and insightful explanation of its process of creation.
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  • Paperback | 143 pages
  • 161 x 228.1 x 9.1mm | 204.12g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130193747
  • 9780130193742

Table of contents


1. Painting.

2. Sculpture.

3. Architecture.

4. Music.

5. Theater.

6. Opera and Musical Theater.

7. Dance.

8. The Printed Image: Prints, Photos, and Digital Art.

9. The Movies.

10. Encountering the Arts.
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