Exploring the Humanities

Exploring the Humanities : Creativity and Culture in the West, Volume II

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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to the Humanities. This text ignites students' passion to know more-and think more about the influence of the humanities on their own lives with a clear, engaging writing style, striking layout, and beautiful full-color reproductions. The first introduction to humanities text in over text years, Laurie Schneider Adams set out to write the most coherent, straight-forward and accessible text for students. Combining her gift for writing clearly and succinctly with a breath-taking design, she makes humanities come alive for the average freshman, who may or may not pursue a liberal arts degree.
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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 213.4 x 279.4 x 22.9mm | 1,202.03g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130490873
  • 9780130490872

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CHAPTER 13: THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY AND NORTHERN EUROPE Key TopicsIntroductionTime Chart The Expansion of Humanism Society and Culture: The Humanist Movement Advances in Technology Defining Moment: The Printing Press Arts and Sciences Exploration Florencein the Fifteenth Century Society and Culture: The Medici Family in the Fifteenth Century Humanism and the State The Platonic Academy Decorating the City The Competition of 1401 Brunelleschi's Dome Donatello's John the Evangelist Masaccio Society and Culture: Linear Perspective Alberti: A Renaissance Man Alberti's Architecture Medici Patronage Donatello's David Fra Angelico in San Marco Inside the Medici Palace Botticelli's Birth of Venus Architecture: Giuliano da Sangallo Music in Florence under the Medici Conservative Backlash: Antoninus and Savonarola The Arts Outside Florence Society and Culture: Women and their Education in Early Renaissance Italy The State Portrait The Equestrian Portrait The State Bedroom at Mantua Leonardo in Milan The Early Renaissance in the North Painting Graphic Art Music Guillaume Dufay Josquin Desprez Thematic Parallels: The Classical Tradition: Revival and Opposition Key TermsKey QuestionsSuggested ReadingSuggested Films CHAPTER 14: THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY AND EARLY MANNERISM Key TopicsIntroductionTime Chart Political and Economic Developments Society and Culture: Technology and the Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci Cross-cultural Influences: Exploration and Colonialism Florencein the High Renaissance Machiavelli Michelangelo's David Leonardo's Mona Lisa Leonardo on the Art of Painting versus Sculpture and Poetry Raphael High Renaissance Patronage in Rome A New Saint Peter's Raphael's Schoolof Athens The Sistine Chapel Defining Moment: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Imagery for the Ages Michelangelo's Views on Art Venicein the High Renaissance The Aldine Press Venetian Painting Music in High Renaissance Venice The Gabrielis Literature and TheaterCastiglione'sBook of the CourtierAriosto's Orlando FuriosoTheater in High Renaissance Italy: From Latin to the Vernacular Early Mannerism Painting Sculpture: Benvenuto Cellini Society and Culture: Cellini on the Casting of Perseus Architecture: Giulio Romano and Andrea Palladio Key TermsKey QuestionsSuggested ReadingSuggested Films CHAPTER 15: REFORMATION AND REFORM IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE IntroductionThe Protestant Reformation Erasmus and Reform Martin Luther Defining Moment: Martin Luther's 95 ThesesJohn Calvin Henry VIII and Reform in the English Church Society and Culture: The Six Wives of Henry VIIII Religious Conflict in FranceRabelais Montaigne The Challenge of Science Society and Culture: Medicine in the Sixteenth Century Painting in the NorthDurerGrunewaldBoschBruegel The Counter-Reformation The Council of Trent: 1545 to 1563 Monastic Reform The Inquisition Continuing Conflict The Impact of Catholic Reform on the Arts Veronese Tintoretto Vignola El Greco Music Elizabethan England Queen Elizabeth Society and Culture: John Knox on Female Rulers Music at the Elizabethan Court William Byrd Thomas Morley Thomas Weelkes Poetry and Theater Sidney and Spenser MarloweShakespeare The Globe Playhouse The Plays CHAPTER 16: ABSOLUTISM AND BAROQUE Introduction Politics and Religion The Thirty Year's War Eastern Europe: Peter the Great The "New World" Scientists Kepler Galileo Bacon, Harvey, Boyle, and Newton Society and Culture: Alchemy Defining Moment: Newton versus Leibniz Leeuwenhoek Philosophy Hobbes and Locke Grotius Descartes and Pascal Italy: Birthplace of the Baroque Architecture in Rome: Bernini and Borromini Sculpture: Bernini Painting Gaulli Caravaggio Society and Culture: Carvaggio: Artist and Criminal Gentilischi Baroque Music Seventeenth -century Spain Literature: Cervantes Painting: Velazquez Spanish Baroque Architecture in the New World Absolutism and the French CourtThe Arts under Louis XIVVersaillesLiterary Reflections of the French Court: Madame de Sevigne and Madame de LafayetteFrench Theater Corneille Racine Moliere Painting: Poussin and Lorrain Northern EuropeRubens The Marie de' Medici Cycle Painting in Holland Rembrandt Leyster Vermeer Music Bach Handel England From Divine Right to Constitutional MonarchyThe Arts in England Christopher Wren: Saint Paul's Cathedral Literature: Milton and Donne Cross-Cultural Influences: Mughal Art and the Baroque Thematic Parallels: In Search of Outer Space CHAPTER 17: FROM ENLIGHTENMENT TO REVOLUTION IN THE 18TH CENTURY Politics and War The EnlightenmentThe Philosophes Diderot Voltaire Montesquieu RousseauPhilosophy in Germany: Leibniz and KantGreat Britain: Philosophy, Economics, and Politics Art in the Eighteenth CenturyFrance Watteau Boucher Labille-Guiard Rococo in Germany: The Wurzburg ResidenzGreat Britain: Rococo, Satire, and the Neoclassical Style Adam Hogarth Society and Culture: The Chamber Pot New Artistic Trends in the Eighteenth Century Chinoiserie Chardin and Bourgeois Style The Vogue for Classicism English Literature in the Eighteenth Century Poetry: Dryden and Pope Prose: Swift and Johnson Drama: Sheridan The Modern Novel Defoe Richardson Fielding Music in the Later Eighteenth CenturyThe Musical Galant Society and Culture: Great Violin Makers of Italy: The Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri Rameau and Gluck The Symphony Haydn Mozart Music and Social Dancing From Classical to Romantic: Beethoven Revolutions in America and France The American Revolution: 1776-1783 Society and Culture: Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard"No Taxation without Representation" "The Shot Heard Around the World" War Defining Moment: The Declaration of Independence Toward a New Government: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights The Federal Style The French Revolution: 1788-1799 Phase One: 1789-1892 Phase Two: 1792-1795 Society and Culture: The Guillotine and the Sansons CHAPTER 18: THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT Introduction Society and Culture: Revolutions in the New World France: After the Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte Neoclassical Style under Napoleon Restoration, Republic, and Empire The Romantic Movement in Western EuropeSociety and Culture: The Industrial Revolution and James Watt's Steam EnginePhilosophy: Kant and Hegel Painting in Spain and France: Goya, Gericault, Delacroix, and Ingres Painting and Architecture in England The Romantic Landscape: Turner and Constable Gothic Revival Architecture Painting in Germany: Friedrich Romantic Literature in Europe Germany: Goethe France: de Stael, Chateaubriand, Hugo, and Sand English Romantic Poets Blake Wordsworth and ColeridgeDefining Moment: The Romantic Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworthand Coleridge, 1798 Byron, Shelley, and Keats The English Novel in the Early Nineteenth Century The Romantic Movement in America Transcendentalists Alcott and Fuller Emerson and Thoreau Novelists Poets Landscape Painting: Romantic Visions Romantic Music Beethoven Schumann and Brahms Mendelssohn German Opera: Wagner Schubert's Song Cycles Nationalism in Music: Chopin, Liszt, and Dvorak Berlioz Verdi's Operas Music at the Turn of the Century Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky Grieg Sibelius Puccini CHAPTER 19: NINETEENTH-CENTURY REALISM, INDUSTRY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Introduction Political Developments The Industrial Revolution: Technology and Invention Science Defining Moment: Louis Pasteur - the Germ Theory of DiseaseSociety and Culture: The Interpretation of Dreams and the Oedipus Complex Economic and Social Philosophy Bentham, Mill, and the Utopians Marxism Philosophy and Malaise Literature in Europe France Balzac Flaubert Zola Society and Culture: The Dreyfus Affair De Maupassant England Trollope Dickens Eliot Gaskell Butler Russia Tolstoy Dostoyevsky Realist Theater Ibsen Strindberg Chekhov Realism in Music Realism in the Visual Arts Courbet Bonheur Daumier Manet England: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Photography Developments in the United States Manifest Destiny Conflict Between Whites and Native Americans Civil War: 1861-1865 Abolitionists War Breaks Out Society and Culture: Abraham Lincoln, Thinker, Writer, Orator Realism in Art and Architecture Literature Thematic Parallels: News CHAPTER 20: "MODERN LIFE": THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY Introduction The Emergence of "Modern Life" Imperialism and the International Economy The British Empire Impressionism Monet Manet Degas Rodin Renoir Cassatt Whistler The Symbolist Movement Symbolist Poetry Baudelaire Mallarme Verlaine Rimbaud Symbolist Theater: Maeterlinck Society and Culture: Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize Music: Debussy Society and Culture: The Indonesian Gamelan Post-Impressionism Toulouse-Lautrec Seurat Cezanne Gauguin Van Gogh Munch The Birth of Film Edison The Lumiere Brothers Defining Moment: The Invention of the Motion Picture Camera Melies Cross-Cultural Influences: The Appeal of Japonisme and the Japanese Woodblock Print CHAPTER 21: TURN OF THE CENTURY TO WORLD WAR I Introduction Society and Politics in the Early Twentieth Century World War I The Path to War The Archduke Assassinated Defining Moment: The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand - the Beginning of the End of an era A New Type of War The End of the War and Its Aftermath Developments in Russia Revolution Technology, Science, and Psychology Radioactivity and Atomic Research The Universe of the Unconscious Fin de Siecle and the Arts Art Nouveau Wilde and Beardsley Society and Culture: Gilbert and Sullivan: The Savoy Operas The Bloomsbury Group European Literature Developments in Children's Literature Lewis Carroll Society and Culture: Nonsense and the Portmanteau Word Robert Louis Stevenson J. M. Barrie England and IrelandHardy and Joyce Detective Fiction Theater France Theater Modernism and the Avant-Garde Futurism: 1909-1915Expressionism in Art and Literature: the Avant-Garde in Germany and Russia: (1904-1915) Kandinsky Malevich Diaghilev Kafka Rilke The Avant-Garde in Paris: Matisse and Picasso Matisse and the Fauves Picasso Music and the Avant-Garde in Europe Ravel Strauss Mahler Schoenberg Stravinsky Turn of the Century America Poetry: Frost, Pound, and H.D. The Visual Arts The Amory Show: 1913 Film: D. W. Griffith Music in the United States CHAPTER 22: WORLD WAR I THROUGH WORLD WAR II Introduction The Political and Economic Aftermath of World War I The Great Depression in the United States Communism in Russia The Rise of Fascism and National Socialism Italy Germany The Spanish Civil War World War II Defining Moment: The Holocaust The United States Enters the War: 1941-1945 Technology and Expanding Horizons Philosophy Logical positivism Existentialism Art and Architecture Between the Wars The Expansion of the Dada Movement after World War I SurrealismThe International Style: De Stijl The Prairie Style: Frank Lloyd WrightAmerican Regionalism: Thomas Hart Benton The Jazz Age The Blues Swing Society and Culture Box: The Cotton Club in Harlem The Jazz Age in Paris The Harlem Renaissance James Weldon Johnson Langston Hughes Countee Cullen Zora Neale Hurston William Grant Still Literature Between the Wars American Poets and Novelists Effects of the War: Hemingway and CatherAmerican Society and Landscape: Dreiser, Lewis, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald, and Steinbeck Modernist Authors: cummings, Eliot, and Faulkner Major European Novelists Russia: Mikhail Sholokhov Great Britain Modernists: Woolf and Joyce Social Commentary: Lawrence and Huxley Germany: Hesse and Remarque France: Celine, Malraux, and Saint-Exupery Scandinavia: Hamsun, Laxness, and Lagerkvist Theater Between the Wars Italy: Pirandello Germany: Brecht Spain: Lorca France: Giraudoux and Anouilh Ireland: Sean O'Casey America: Eugene O'Neill Music and Dance in America Dance: Martha Graham The American Musical George Gershwin Charles Ives Aaron Copland Film Germany: Leni Riefenstahl The Soviet Union: Sergei Eisenstein Spain and France: Bunuel, Cocteau, and Carne The United States The Western: James Cruze Social Commentary: Chaplin and Welles Musicals: Vidor and Berkeley Animation: Walt Disney Romance: Gone with the Wind Cross-Cultural Influences: Films in Japan, Akira Kurosawa CHAPTER 23: 1945 TO 1989 - THE COLD WAR TO DETENTE Introduction The Cold WarSociety and Culture Box: Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech"The USSR Control of Eastern Europe Perestroika and GlasnostThe United States The Korean War Latin America The Vietnam War Detente Domestic Turmoil The Civil Rights Movement Defining Moment: Rosas Parks keeps her seat on the bus Society and Culture Box: Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech The Feminist Movement Israel and Conflict in the Middle EastThe Emerging Third World South Africa India and Pakistan The French Colonies China Science and Technology Philosophy: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and Deconstruction Structuralism Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction Art and Architecture Self-taught: Horace Pippin The American Scene: Edward Hopper Abstract Expressionism Pop Art Performance Minimalism Conceptual Art: Sol LeWitt Photo-Realism Earth Art Feminist Iconography: Judy Chicago Gender: Robert Mapplethorpe African-American Appropriation: Robert Caldescott Graffiti Art: Jean-Michel Basquiat Video Art: Nam June Paik Post-Modern Architecture Literature France: Camus Germany: The Holocaust: Frank and Wiesel The Soviet Union: Pasternak and Solzenitsyn Great Britain: Orwell and Thomas The United States W. H. Auden John Hersey Joseph Heller J. D. Salinger Sylvia Plath The Beat Writers African-American Themes: Ellison, Baldwin, Walker, and Morrison Africa and South Africa: Colonial Themes: Lessing and Gordimer Latin America: Magic Realism: Neruda, Marquez, and Allende Japan: Kawabata Theater France: Satre, Beckett, and Ionesco The United States: Miller and Albee Music Musicals Dance Opera Composers: Shostakovich, Britten, and CagePopular Music Film Italy: Fellini Sweden: Bergman India: Satyajit Ray France: The New Wave: Rohmer The United States: Lucas and Spielberg Thematic Parallels: Heartthrobs of Western History CHAPTER 24: AFTER 1989 Introduction Europeand the Collapse of Communism Yugoslavia Europe after the Cold War The United States and the Global Struggle with Terrorism Defining Moment: September 11, 2001 Asiaand the Developing World Science and Technology Art and Architecture Digital Installation Altering the Environment Iconography of Genetic Mutation: Matthew Barney Cross-cultural Art in America Modernism in China Post-modern Architecture after 1989 Music at the Turn of the 21st Century Literature Germany: Gunter Grass - Reflections of the 20th century South Africa: J. M. Coetzee Canada: Margaret Attwood - Futuristic Feminism Japan: Oe and Ishiguro India: Arundhati Roy China: Ha jin Theater The United States: Wilson, Mamet, and Kushner Great Britain: Stoppard and Churchill Film Social Commentary Film in China: Zhang Yimou Trainspotting: the Drug CultureOsama Special Effects and AnimationLord of the Rings Finding Nemo Epilogue: The Spirit of the Humanities
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