Perceiving the Arts

Perceiving the Arts : An Introduction to the Humanities

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Buildings, pictures, sculptures, music, drama, literature, dances, and landscapes confront us at every turn and give our lives richness and diversity. Enjoying and getting the most from relationships with works of art depend on knowing what to see and hear in them. The more we understand about cathedrals, paintings, poems, and plays, the more exciting and interesting our experiences become. Perceiving the Arts offers readers a foundation for understanding the details of art and architecture by introducing terminology that acts as a bridge into the challenging and rewarding world of artistic perception. New to the Seventh Edition: *A pronunciation guide throughout the text *Cyber examples throughout the text *An outline for a basic analysis at the end of each chapter *Additional works and cyber sources at the end of each chapter *A conclusion on evaluating artshow more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 172.2 x 242.3 x 11.2mm | 399.17g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0130991880
  • 9780130991881

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. What Are the Arts and How Do We Respond to Them? II. THE VISUAL ARTS. 2. Pictures: Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. 3. Sculpture. III. THE PERFORMING ARTS. 4. Music. 5. Theatre. 6. Cinema. 7. Dance. IV. THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS. 8. Landscape Architecture. 9. Architecture. V. THE LANGUAGE ARTS. 10. Literature. VI. CONCLUSION. 11. Evaluating Art. Glossary. For Further Exploration. more

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