Living Heritage: Introduction Humanities: Vol 2
This book introduces readers to the rich heritage of the humanities and to the role of the creative spirit in human culture. Beckoning a new generation toward the sister arts--from architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, music, and dance to photography and film--it also introduces readers to their power to illuminate and enhance human experience. The book moves beyond the division of the past to integrate multicultural, interdisciplinary, and gender balance concerns. Chapter topics cover the invention of writing, the birth of drama, the literature of romance, Shakespeare, Vivaldi and Bach, the language of poetry, photography, film, the rise of Islam, pre-Columbian America, the culture of India, African roots, multicultural America, and more. For individuals looking for a fresh perspective on major historical movements and countermovements--and ready to encounter art and literature in the context of a living culture.
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 30 Nov 2003
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
Table of contents
The Renaissance spirit - the human promise; from Renaissance to Baroque; Bernini - spirit of the age; architecture: French and English neo-classicism; splendors of the counterreformation; Southern Baroque painting; Dutch and Flemish golden century; homage to Rembrandt; Rococo - fantasy and escape; personal response - discussion, writing, group work; special focus; interdisciplinary perspectives; Vivaldi and Bach - golden age of music; flowering of symphonic music; giants of Baroque music - Vivaldi, Bach; Mozart and the future of music; the legacy of opera; from folk dance to ballet; the encounter of cultures; multicultural strand; the cultures of India; a world of spiritual meaning; traditional Hindu culture; the teachings of Buddhism; the legacy of Muslim rule; India and the modern world; splendor of the Baroque; 18th century - facade and reality; portraits of a vanished world; credo of the Enlightenment; the age of reason; vistas of Newtonian science; Locke - government by the eople. Rousseau: Voice of Optimism. Wollstonecraft: The Rights of Woman. Swift, Hogarth: Age of Satire. The Spirit of Revolution. Champions of Revolution. Voices of Protest: Burke, Goya. The Romantic Imagination. The Romantic Temperament. Romantic Painting: Landscapes/Seascapes. Nature Poetry of the Romantics. The Romantic Movement and Music. Romanticism: Reaction and Legacy. Special Focus; Interdisciplinary Perspectives 7. The Language of Poetry. Image: Sights and Sounds. Metaphor: Voice of the Imagination. The Language of Symbols. The Patterns of Poetry. Tone: Language of the Emotions. The Encounter of Cultures; Multicultural Strand 7. Japan: Between East and West. A Meeting of Cultures. The Hold of Tradition. Intermeshing Sister Arts. Haiku: The Love of Detail. 8. Enlightenment: Age of Revolution. Transcending the European Heritage. A Nation of Nations. The Puritan New Jerusalem. Enlightenment and the Founders. Lives of the Pioneers. The Spanish Missionary Culture. A Nation of Immigrants. Imagining a New World. Rediscovering Nature. Romanticism and American Gothic. Toward American Realism. Grandma Moses and Folk Art. Ascendancy of American Culture. Rethinking American History. A Conquered People. Slavery and Abolition Spanish-Speaking America. The Asian Migration. Special Focus, Interdisciplinary Perspectives 8. American Literary Renaissance. The Creed of Individualism. Mark Twain: Tall Tale and Deadpan Humor. The Enigma of Dickinson. ;A Womans Version; of Events. Voices of Black Americans. The Encounter of Cultures; Multicultural Perspectives 8. The Native American Heritage. A Reclaimed History. Oral Tradition: Testimonies from the Past. Painters and Photographers: The Visual Record. Native American Writers Today. 9. America: Legacy and Independence. Progress and Intellectual Ferment. Architecture: Two Faces of the Victorian Age. The Spirit of the Times. Age of Intellectual Literacy.