Creative Impulse An Introduction to the Arts

ISBN-10: 0136034934

ISBN-13: 9780136034933

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: Dennis J. Sporre
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Description: This volume presents an overview of the arts in the Western tradition; within the contexts of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. It is an historical introduction to the humanities yielding a basic familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development of individual arts media.Chapters present and discuss a formal analysis of works of art in the following periods: the Ancient World, the Aegean and Archaic Greece, Greek Classicism and Hellenism, the Roman Period, Judaism and Early Christianity, Byzantium and Islam, the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, the High, Renaissance and Reformation, the Baroque Age, the Enlightenment, the Romantic Age, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism, and Postmodernism.For art history enthusiasts and those interested in a familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development.

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List price: $204.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.80" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Sporre, Creative Impulse
Preface
Introduction Understanding the Arts
Getting Started
Two-Dimensional Art
Media
Composition
Techniques: Linear Perspective
Sculpture
Dimensionality
Texture
Techniques: Lost-Wax Casting
Architecture
Music
Genres
Melody and Form
Techniques: Musical Notation
Theatre
Genres
Plot, Character, and Visual Elements
Literature
Genres
Point of View, Character, and Plot
Theme and Language
Cinema
Dance
Genres
Line, Form, and Repetition
Features
Glossary and Dating
Pronunciation
Profiles
Technology
Masterwork
A Dynamic World
Maps and Timelines
Chapter Opener
Chapter Review
Cybersources and Examples
Putting The Arts In Context
The Arts and Ways of Knowing
What Concerns Art?
Creativity
Aesthetic Communication
Symbols
Fine and Applied Art
The Functions of Art
Entertainment
Political and Social Commentary
Therapy
Artifact
Evaluating Works of Art
Approaches to Criticism
Making Judgments
The Ancient World
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Stone Age
Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt
Concepts
Individuality and Symbols
Civilization
Religion
Technology: The Invention of the Wheel
Literacy
Law
The Arts Of The Ancient World
Painting
Sculpture
Masterwork: The Human Form 1: The Tell Asmar Statues
A Dynamic World: Ancient China
Profile: Akhenaton and Nefertiti
Architecture
Music
Dance
Literature
The Aegean and Archaic Greece
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
Minoans
Mycenaeans
Technology: The Olive Press
The Dark Centuries
The Hellenes
Concepts
The Polis
The Olympian Gods
"Love of Wisdom"
The Arts Of The Aegean And Archaic Greece
Painting
Geometric Style
Archaic Style
Red- and Black-Figure Pottery
Sculpture
A Dynamic World: Native America
Architecture
Music
Dance
Literature
Masterwork: Heroes 1: Homer, The Iliad
Profile: Sappho
Greek Classicism and Hellenism
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Persian War
The "Golden Age"of Pericles
The Peloponnesian Wars
The Hellenistic Age
Technology: Hero's Steam Turbine
Concepts
Historia
Sophistry
Stoicism and Epicureanism
Cynicism and Skepticism
Mystery Cults
Ethics
Aesthetics
Classicism and Hellenism
The Arts Of The Classical And Hellenistic Ages
Painting
Sculpture
Classical Style
A Dynamic World: The Nok Style of Africa
Masterwork: The Human Form 2: Myron, Discus Thrower
Late Classical Style
Hellenistic Style
Architecture
Theatre
Tragedy
Profile: Aeschylus
Masterwork: Heroes 2: Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Comedy
Theatre Layout and Form
Music
Dance
Literature
The Roman Period
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Etruscans
The Roman Republic
The Roman Empire
Concepts
Roman Law
Stoicism
Neo-Platonism
Divinities and Mystery Cults
Classicism
Utilitarianism and Pragmatism
The Arts Of The Roman Period
Painting
A Dynamic World: Chinese Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
Technology: Cement
Masterwork: The Dome 1: The Pantheon
Theatre
Comedy
Blood Sport
Music
Dance
Literature
Profile: Vergil
Judaism and Early Christianity
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews
Profile: Solomon
The Late Roman Empire
Technology: Matches
Concepts
Judaism
Christianity
The Arts Of Judaism And Early Christianity
Painting
Judaism
Christianity
Sculpture
Late Roman
Early Christian
A Dynamic World: Shinto Sculpture in Japan
Architecture
Jerusalem
Masterwork: Buildings as Symbols 1: The Temple of Jerusalem
The Roman Empire
Music and Dance
Literature
The Hebrew Bible
Apocalyptic Literature
The New Testament
Byzantium and Islam
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
Byzantium
Muhammad and the Rise of Islam
Profile: Muhammad
Concepts
Orthodoxy
Islam
Intellectualism
Icons
Byzantine Cultural Influence
The Arts Of Byzantium And Islam
Painting, Mosaics, and Manuscript Illumination
Byzantium
Islam
Sculpture
Architecture
Byzantium
Technology: Spanning Space with Triangles and Pots
Masterwork: The Dome 2: Hagia Sophia
Profile: Anthemius of Tralles
Islam
A Dynamic World: Chinese Theatre
Theatre, Music, and Dance
Byzantium
Islam
Literature
Byzantium
Islam
The Early Middle Ages
The Monastic and Feudal Romanesque Period
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Middle Ages
The Medieval Church
Profile: Pope Gregory I, the Great
Charlemagne's Empire
Concepts
Monasticism
Mysticism
Asceticism and Sufism
Feudalism
Technology: The Viking Ships
The Carolingian Renaissance
The Arts Of The Early Middle Ages
Painting
A Dynamic World: Igbo-Ukwu
Sculpture
Masterwork: Organizing the Image 1: The Bronze Doors of Hildesheim Cathedral
Architecture
Theatre
Music
Sacred Music
Secular Music
Profile: Hildegard of Bingen
Dance
Literature
Legends
Poets and Scholars
The High Middle Ages
The Gothic Age
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Social Order
The Hundred Years' War
Technology: A Better Horse Collar
The Plague
The Great Schism
Profile: Joan of Arc
The Crusades
Concepts
Chivalry
Secularism
Aristotelianism
Industrialization
The Arts Of The High Middle Ages
Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
Masterwork: Buildings as Symbols 2: Chartres Cathedral
Theatre
A Dynamic World: Noh Theatre of Japan
Music
Dance
Literature
Religion
Profile: Geoffrey Chaucer
Profile: St Francis of Assisi
Secularism
The Early Renaissance
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Renaissance
The World Discovered
Technology: Flywheels and Connecting Rods
The Papal States
Italian City-States
The Quattrocento in Florence
Concepts
Humanism
Individualism
Scientific Naturalism
Capitalism
The Arts Of The Early Renaissance
Painting
The Masaccian Heritage
Lyricism
A Dynamic World: Chinese Painting and Music
Sculpture
Architecture
Masterwork: The Dome 3: Florence Cathedral
Theatre
Music
Dance
Literature
Profile: Niccol� Machiavelli
The High Renaissance and Mannerism
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Expanding World
The Papal States
Spain's Golden Century
Technology: Leonardo: Turning the Screw
The Ottoman Turks
Concepts
Classicism
The High Renaissance
Mannerism
The Arts Of The High Renaissance And Mannerism
Painting
The High Renaissance in Rome
Profile: Michelangelo
The High Renaissance in Venice
Mannerism
A Dynamic World: Painting in India
Sculpture
Masterwork: The Human Form 3: Michelangelo, David
Architecture
Theatre
Music
Sacred Choral Music
Secular Choral Music
Instrumental Music
Literature
Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Reformation
Reformers
Profile: Martin Luther
Science
Technology: Naval Artillery
Concepts
Christian Humanism
Utopianism
The Arts Of The Renaissance And Reformation In The North
Painting
Flanders
The Netherlands
Germany
A Dynamic World: Ming Dynasty Porcelain
France
England
Architecture
Theatre
Masterwork: Heroes 3: Shakespeare, Hamlet
Music
Flanders
Germany
France
England
Dance
Literature
The Baroque Age
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Catholic and Counter-Reformation
The Wars of Religion
The Scientific Revolution
Technology: Standardized Measurement
Concepts
Academicism
Scientific Rationalism
Social Contract
Absolutism
The Arts Of The Baroque Age
Painting
Italy
Spain
Flanders
France
The Netherlands (Holland)
Sculpture
Architecture
A Dynamic World: The Taj Mahal
Profile: Sir Christopher Wren
Masterwork: The Dome 4: St Paul's Cathedral
Theatre
Music
Instrumental Music
Profile: Johann Sebastian Bach
Vocal Music
Opera
Dance
Literature
Spain
England
The Enlightenment
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Enlightenment
Technology
Technology: James Watt and the Steam Engine
Economics and Politics
Profile: Maria Theresa
Concepts
Rationalism
Aesthetics
Humanitarianism
Profile: Voltaire
Classicism
Feminism
The Arts Of The Enlightenment
Painting
Rococo Style
The English School
Genre
Neoclassicism
Masterwork: Organizing the Image 2: David, The Oath of the Horatii
Sculpture
Architecture
Theatre
Britain
America
France
A Dynamic World: Japanese Kabuki Theatre
Music
Pre-Classical Style
Expressive Style
Classical Style
Dance
Literature
Rococo
Neoclassicism
Humanitarianism
Feminism
Genre
Pre-Romantic
The Romantic Age
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
Technology
Technology: Exact Tolerance
Social Changes
The Victorian Age
Concepts
Marxism
Evolution
Idealism
Positivism and Materialism
Internationalism
Patronage
Romanticism
The Arts Of The Romantic Age
Painting
Masterwork: Organizing the Image 3: G�ricault, The Raft of the "Medusa"
A Dynamic World: Japanese Painting
Profile: Rosa Bonheur
Architecture
Theatre
Popularism and Historicism
Melodrama
Music
Lieder
Piano Works
Program Music
Symphonies
Trends
Choral Music
Profile: Johannes Brahms
Opera
Dance
Literature
Romanticism in Europe
American Renaissance
Realism, Impressionism, and Beyond
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
European Migration
Workers and Socialism
The German Reich
A Scientific Explosion
Technology: Coca-Cola
Nietzschean Philosophy
Freudian Psychology
Concepts
Aestheticism
Functionalism
The Arts: Realism, Impressionism, And Beyond
Painting and Sculpture
Realism
Masterwork: Organizing the Image 4: Manet, D�jeuner sur l:herbe
Pre-Raphaelites
Impressionism
A Dynamic World: Japanese Painting
Post-Impressionism
Cubism
Mechanism and Futurism
Expressionism
Fauvism
Architecture
Profile: Louis Sullivan
Theatre
Realism and Naturalism
Symbolism
Aestheticism
Expressionism
Music
Impressionism
Naturalism
Nontraditionalism
Profile: Igor Stravinsky
Dance
Ethnic Foundations
Ballet
Modern Dance
Literature
Realism
Pre-Raphaelites
Naturalism
Impressionism
Symbolism
Futurism
Expressionism
Cubism
Cinema
Modernism
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
The Modern World in Conflict
Between the Wars
World War II
Science and War
Technology: Computers
Concepts
Pragmatism
Existentialism
Abstraction
Modernism
The Arts In The Modern World
Painting and Sculpture
Abstraction
Dada
Surrealism
American Painting
Profile: Georgia O:Keeffe
The Harlem Renaissance
Central American Painting
African and Primitive Influences
A Dynamic World: African Masks
Photography
Architecture
Masterwork: Buildings as Symbols 3: Wright, Kaufmann House
Theatre
Epic Theatre
Absurdism
Music
Modern Traditionalism
Departures
Jazz
Dance
Modern Dance
Literature
Modernism
The Chicago Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance
Cinema
Europe
The Rise of the Studio
New Genres
Social Commentary
From Modernism to Postmodernism and Beyond
Contexts And Concepts
Contexts
Decolonization
The Cold War
European Unification
Science and Liberty
Technology: Robots
Concepts
Postmodernism
Pluralism
The Arts From Modernism To Postmodernism And Beyond
Painting and Sculpture
Postwar Modernism
Masterwork: Organizing the Image 5: Frankenthaler, Buddha
Profile: Pablo Picasso
Postmodernism
Pluralism
Architecture
Postwar Modernism
Postmodernism
Pluralism
Theatre
Postwar Modernism
Postmodernism
Pluralism
Music
Postwar Modernism
Postmodernism
Profile: Richard Danielpour
Pluralism
Dance
Modern
Ballet
Postmodern
Pluralism
Literature
Postmodernism
Pluralism
Cinema
International Film and the Demise of the Studio
Pluralism
Glossary
Further Reading
Notes
Literary Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index
MAPS
Sites of prehistoric importance in Europe
The ancient Near and Middle East, showing peoples
The Aegean
Ancient Greece
The Roman Republic, 264-31 B.C.E.
The Roman Empire to 280 C.E.
Lands of the Bible, showing trade routes
The Roman Empire in the fourth century C.E.
The spread of Christianity
The empire of Justinian I, showing peoples
The Byzantine Empire, 1340-1403
The Byzantine and Islamic empires, 814
Growth of the empire of Charlemagne, 768-814, and its division, 843
The Crusades
Renaissance Italy
European trade in the fifteenth century
World exploration, 1487-1610
Religious divisions in sixteenth-century Europe
Map of Europe from the Atlas sive cosmo graphicae published by Gerard Mercator, Duisburg, 1585
Scientific thinkers and philosophes of the Enlightenment
The industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century
European emigration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Europe on the eve of World War I
World War II in Europe
World War II in the Pacific
Collapse of the Soviet bloc, 1989-93
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