Beginner's Guide to the Humanities

ISBN-10: 0132213842
ISBN-13: 9780132213844
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Philip E. Bishop
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Description: This practical beginners guide to appreciating and experiencing culture provides a handy introduction to the world of art that teaches students how to observe, enjoy, and analyze the arts. Professor Philip Bishop wrote this book because there was no  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

This practical beginners guide to appreciating and experiencing culture provides a handy introduction to the world of art that teaches students how to observe, enjoy, and analyze the arts. Professor Philip Bishop wrote this book because there was no concise handbook on the market covering the arts as a whole. His text provides a succinct and affordable guide to the arts and humanities geared to students who are starting from scratch in their study of the arts. Self-contained chapters provide an essential companion guide to understanding a specific discipline-including painting, sculpture, music, and theater-with a clear and insightful explanation of the disciplinersquo;s process of creation.

Preface
Painting
How to Talk in Pictures
The World of Painting
A Real Encounter: The Sense of Abstraction
Extreme Art: The Symbolism of Dung
The Tool Kit: Painting
Imagery and Subject
Medium and Materials
Form and Composition
Color and Light
Pictorial Miscellany
The Experience: How to Look at a Picture
Style Guide: Types and Traditions
A Companion to Painting
Sculpture
Giving Shape to the World
A Real Encounter: A Shrine of Sorrow
Extreme Art: Bust in Blood
The Tool Kit: Sculpture
The Sculptural Process
Sculptural Types
Sculptural Materials
Form
Sculptural Subjects
Sculptural Miscellany
The Experience: Sizing Up a Sculpture
Style Guide: Sculptors-Greats Since the Greeks
A Companion to Sculpture
Architecture
Why Buildings Stand
What Buildings Mean
A Real Encounter: The Magic of Fallingwater
The Tool Kit: Architecture
Materials
Construction
The Arch
Sacred Buildings
The Temple
The Church
The Mosque
Architectural Decoration
Architectural Miscellany
The Experience: How to Be in a Building
Style Guide: Architecture in American Cities, c. 2000
A Companion to Architecture
Music
Music Class
The Essentials of Music
A Real Encounter: Four Seasons in a Gothic Light
The Tool Kit: Music, Technically Speaking
Musical Scales
Harmony
The Instruments
Dynamics
Vocal Forms
Instrumental Forms
Theatrical Forms
Music A to Z
The Experience: How To Listen-Really Listen
Style Guide: Musical Styles You're Most Likely to Hear
A Companion to Music
Theater
The Elements of Drama
Who Makes the Play?
A Real Encounter: An Angel over America
The Tool Kit: Theater
The Stage
The Set
Theater by Degree
A Theater Glossary
The Experience: Playing Along
Style Guide: A User's Guide to the Theater
Genres
Historical Types and Traditions
A Companion to Theater
Opera and Musical Theater
Opera-The Greatest Art?
The Voice Is the Thing
Operatic Voices
A Real Encounter: Opera's Unrepentant Sinner
Open for Debate: Operatic Remakes ... or Rip-offs?
The Tool Kit: Opera
Opera by Degree
Opera Miscellany
The Experience: Stories in Song
Style Guide: Operatic Operators
A Companion to Opera and Musical Theater
Dance
The Poetry of Movement
Elements of Dance
A Real Encounter: The Continuity of Dance
The Tool Kit: Dance
Types of Dance
The Ballet Company
Dance Technique
Dance Miscellany
The Experience: Move to the Music
Style Guide: Great Names in Dance
Great Ballets
Choreographer and Company
Dancers of the Modern
A Companion to Ballet and Dance
The Printed Image: Prints, Photos, Digital Art
The Arts of Mechanical Reproducibility
Open for Debate: Falsifiable Photographs
The Tool Kit: Printmaking
Engraving
Relief
Other Processes
Printmaking Miscellany
The Tool Kit: Photography
The Film
The Camera
The Darkroom
Color Photography
Photographic Genres
Photographic Miscellany
The Tool Kit: Digital Images
The Experience: Pictures, Pictures Everywhere
Style Guide: Masters of the Printed Image
A Companion to the Printed Image
Literature
Literature as Species
A Real Encounter: Poetry as a Hunger
The Tool Kit: Poetry
Sound
Form
Meaning
Prose Fiction
Genre
Meaning
The Experience: The Power of Reading
Style Guide: Varieties of the Novel
A Companion to Literature
Movies
The Novel of the Twentieth Century
Who Makes a Movie?
A Real Encounter: A Shot Heard 'Round the Film World
The Tool Kit: The Movies
Camera Work
The Story
Editing
Sound and Effects
Animation
Film Miscellany
The Experience: Watching While Thinking
Style Guide: Movie Genres
A Companion to the Movies
Encountering the Arts
Touring a City
Visiting a Museum
Attending a Performance
Index

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