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Art of Being Human The Humanities as a Technique for Living

ISBN-10: 0205207383
ISBN-13: 9780205207381
Edition: 10th 2012
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Description: The Art of Being Human, Tenth Edition,introduces students to the ways in which the humanities can broaden their perspectives, enhance their ability to think critically, and enrich their lives. This well-respected book has been lauded for its scope,  More...

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Book details

List price: $177.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/14/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

The Art of Being Human, Tenth Edition,introduces students to the ways in which the humanities can broaden their perspectives, enhance their ability to think critically, and enrich their lives. This well-respected book has been lauded for its scope, accessibility, and writing style.  Featuring a unique topical organization, Part I introduces the humanities as a technique for living, by connecting the arts to students’ daily lives, utilizing the humanities to foster critical thinking skills, and examining their mythic origins.  Part II explores the individual genres of literature, art, music, theater, musical theater, and cinema.  Part III looks at provocative themes in the humanities: religion, morality, happiness, love, life and death, nature, and freedom.

Exploring The Humanities
the Humanities: A Shining Beacon
Overview of this Book
Gifts of the Humanities
Beauty
Beautiful Movement
Language
Ideas
Deeper Sense of the Past
Becoming an "Infinite" Person
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
the Humanities and Critical Thinking
Overview
Apollonian and Dionysian Responses to the Humanities
the Popcorn Syndrome
Empathy and Alienation
the Importance of Knowing when a Purely Emotional Response is Appropriate
the Importance of Responding Critically
Exercising the Mind
Solving Problems
Challenging Assumptions
Recognizing Contexts
A Guide to Critical Viewing: Professional and Personal
Role of the Professional Critic
the Personal Critical Response
Literalists and Figuratists
Literalist Speech
Figuratist Speech
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Myth and the Origin of the Humanities
Archetypes in Mythology
the Hero as World Myth
the Power of Words
the Power of Numbers
the Circle
the Journey
the Garden
Gods as Human Beings
Myth as Explanation
Creation
the Natural World
Human Suffering
Cursed by Fate
Myths of Childhood
How We Get Our values
the Importance of Being Attractive and Rich
the Importance of Names
the Dark Side
Popular Mythology
Common Sayings
How Myth Influences the Humanities
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Disciplines Of The Humanities
Literature
Literature as History
the Basic Literary Impulse: Identity
the First Epic: Gilgamesh
An Early Masterpiece: Homer's Iliad
Poetry
Lyrical Poetry
the Sonnet
Metaphors and Conceits
A Modern Love Sonnet
Haiku
Simple Forms, Profound Meaning: William Blake
Religious Poetry
Modernism Moves Forward: Emily Dickinson
Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance
Poetry in Our Time
The Novel
Early Western Novels
the Novel in America
the Coming-of-Age Novel
The Short Story
Magazine Fiction
Epiphany
the Short Story Today: John Updike
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: Collier's "The Chaser"
Art
The Need to Imitate
Let Me See!
Styles and Media
Creating Likeness in Different Styles
Classical Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
A Rebellion against Perfect Likeness
Goya
Impressionism
Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh
Art as Alternation
the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory Show, 1913
Cubism: Picasso and Braque
Unreal Realism
Superrealism
Camera and Computer Art
Pop Art
Performance, Prank, and Installation Art
Architecture
Religious Architecture
Secular Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank O. Gehry
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: Kahlo's "Self-Portrait on the Border Between Mexico and the United States"
Music
The Basic Elements of Music
Tone
the Scale
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony and the Orchestra
Silence
The Varieties of Musical Experience
A Bach Fugue
A Beethoven Symphony
Art Songs
Folk Songs
the Spiritual
Gospel Songs
Ragtime, Jazz, Blues
Popular Songs
Hip-Hop
Contemporary Non-Western Music
the Musical Avant-Garde
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: DeBussy's "Clair de Lune"
Theater
Major Tragic and Serious Plays in Theater History
Greek Classical Theater and Elizabethan Theater: A Comparison
the Recognition Scene in Sophocles and Shakespeare
Aristotle on the Nature of Tragedy
Shakespeare and Dramatic Verse
Neoclassic Tragedy
Realism and Naturalism
Modern Genres and Conventions
Modern Tragedy
Melodrama and Tragedy
Comedy in Theatre History
Satire
Shakespeare's Comedy of Character
Farce
Contemporary Anti-Middle-Class Comedy
Contemporary Serious Comedy
Parody
Theater of Ideas
Ibsen
Shaw
Naturalism
Chekov
the Family Theme
A Theatrical Century of Dynamic Change
the Modern Theater of Ideas
Theatre of Cruelty
Racial Themes
Gay Rights
Backstage
the Director
Tablework
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
the Musical Stage: Opera, Music Drama, Dance
Early History of Musical Theater
Monteverdi
Classical and Baroque Opera
Mozart
Verdi and Romantic Opera
Wagner
Modern Opera and Operetta
Treemonisha
Showboat: An Operetta
Porgy and Bess
Other Modern Operas of Note
The Broadway Musical
Of Thee I Sing
The Musical Play
Pal Joey
Oklahoma!
West Side Story
Spring Awakening
Next to Normal
Dance
Early History
Ballet
French Ballet: Giselle
Russian Ballet: Tchaikovsky and Diaghilev
Modern Dance
Martha Graham
Other Schools of Modern Dance
Folkloric Dance
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: La Boehme and Rent
Cinema
Conventions of Film
Sound
the Camera
Color
Time
Challenging Conventions
Some Early Milestones
Early Filmmakers: D.W. Griffith
Early Filmmakers: Sergei Eisenstein
Major Film Genres
Slapstick Comedy: Sennet and Chaplin
Farce: the Marx Brothers
Enduring Appeal of the Animated Film
Film Noir
Romantic Comedy
the Screen Musical
the Western
Social Issues
Documentaries
Fictionalized Biography
Loosely Based on the Original
Two American Film Classics
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
The Film Auteur
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
Alfred Hitchcock
Akira Kurosawa
Stanley Kubrick
Francis Ford Coppola
A Word of Critical Viewing
Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Topics for Writing and Discussion
Take a Closer Look: Saving Private Ryan
Themes In The Humanities
Religion
Overview
The Belief in Many Gods
Egypt
Hinduism

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