The Creative Impulse

The Creative Impulse : An Introduction to the Arts

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For any introductory course in Humanities or Interdisciplinary Arts Appreciation.This text chronologically introduces the arts of Western tradition: architecture, literature, visual arts, music, theatre, dance, film, in a contextual overview of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. Additional material encompassing modern artistic movements and achievements-young contemporary realist painters, ethnic and social alternative theatre, and performance art-broadens the scope of coverage. Sporre provides students of the humanities with a basic familiarity and understanding of major styles, historical significance, and an extended relationship with art encountered beyond the classroom. Integrates feature boxes on non-western art and culture appropriate to the time period being studied in each chapter.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 33.02mm | 1,723.64g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130400351
  • 9780130400352

Table of contents

Introduction: What are the Arts and How Do We Evaluate and Describe Them? The Humanities and the Arts. What is Art? The Functions of Art. Evaluating Works of Art.Getting Started. Two-Dimensional Art. Sculpture. Architecture. Music. Theatre. Literature. Film. Dance. Features.1. The Ancient World. The Human Journey. Our Earliest Art. Mesopotamia. Ancient Egypt.2. Archaic Greece and the Aegean. The Minoans. The Mycenaeans. Between Myth and History. The Archaic Greek World.3. Greek Classicism and Hellenism. The Classical World. The Hellenistic Age.4. The Roman Period. The Roman Republic. The Roman Empire.5. Judaism and Early Christianity. The People of Israel. Christianity. Christianity and the Late Roman Empire. Late Roman and Early Christian Art.6. Byzantium and the Rise of Islam. Byzantium. The Rise of Islam.7. The Early Middle Ages: The Monastic and Feudal Romanesque Period. The Middle Ages. The Medieval Church. Charlemagne's Empire. Feudalism. The Visual Arts. Music. Literature. Theatre. Dance.8. The High Middle Ages: The Gothic Age. The Social Order of the High Middle Ages. The Christian Church. Philosophy and Theology. Literature. Gothic Style. Music. Theatre.9. The Late Middle Ages. The End of the Middle Ages. Literature. Art and Architecture. Music. Theatre. Dance.10. The Early Renaissance. The Renaissance. The Renaissance Viewpoint. The Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Music. Theatre. Dance.11. The High Renaissance and Mannerism. The High Renaissance. Southern Europe in the Sixteenth Century. The Visual Arts. Architecture. The Performing Arts. Literature.12. Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe. The Reformation. Science and the Intellect. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Music. Dance.13. The Baroque Age. Scientific Revolution and Systematic Rationalism. Philosophy. The Counter-Reformation. Absolutism. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Literature. Music. French Neoclassic Theatre. Dance.14. The Enlightenment. The Enlightenment. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Literature. Music. Theatre. Dance.15. The Romantic Age. The Age of Industry. Romanticism in the Visual Arts and Architecture. Romanticism in Literature. Romanticism in Music. Romanticism in Theatre. Romanticism in Dance.16. The Beginnings of Modernism. The World in Turmoil. Philosophy and Psychology. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Literature. Music. Theatre. Film: Art and Mechanization. Dance.17. Modernism. The Modern World in Conflict. Between the Wars. World War II. Science and War. Philosophy. Literature. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Music. Theatre. Modern Dance. Photography. Film.18. Postmodernism: The Pluralistic Age. A Pluralistic World Order. The Visual Arts and Architecture. Pluralism in Literature. Music. Theatre. Film. DanceGlossary. Notes. Further Reading. Index.
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