Adventures in the Human Spirit

ISBN-10: 0205765378
ISBN-13: 9780205765379
Edition: 6th 2011
Authors: Philip E. Bishop
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Description: This single-volume text is a historical survey of the western humanities. Written to be accessible to students with little background in the arts and humanities, Adventure in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts,  More...

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List price: $148.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

This single-volume text is a historical survey of the western humanities. Written to be accessible to students with little background in the arts and humanities, Adventure in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts, philosophy, and religion. This text approaches the humanities by focusing on principal events, styles, movements, and figures, bringing the past to life.

The Humanities: An Introduction to the Adventure
Creating a Sense of Self
Tradition: Nurturing the Creative Spirit
Modes of Expression and Reflection
The Arts
The Pictorial Arts
Sculpture: the Art of Shaping
Architecture: the Art of Shelter
Music: the Art of Sound
Dance: the Art of Movement
The Art of Theater
A Note about Opera
The Literary Arts
An Invitation to the Adventure
Chapter Summary
The Ancient World
The First Humans
Mesopotamia
The Sumerians
Empires of the Near East
KEY CONCEPT: Myth
Ancient Egypt
Egypt: Religion and Society
The Arts of Egypt
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: Death at an Egyptian Banquet
Asia and America
The Indus Valley
Bronze Age China
KEY CONCEPT: Civilizations and Progress
Ancient America
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
Ancient Greece: the Classical Spirit
Early Greece
The Aegean World
Early Greek Poetry
Religion and Philosophy in Early Greece
Art in Early Greece
The Classical Period
Athens in its Golden Age
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: the Plague of Athens
Classical Greek Art
The Athenian Acropolis
Classical Sculpture
KEY CONCEPT: the Classical Ideal
Greek Theater and Music
Greek Tragedy
Greek Comedy
Greek Music and Dance
Classical Greek Philosophy
The Sophists and Socrates
Plato
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Confucius and Philosophy
Aristotle
The Hellenistic Age
The Hellenistic Legacy
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
Ancient Rome: the Spirit of Empire
The Drama of Roman History
The Rise of Republican Rome
KEY CONCEPT: Imperialism
Imperial Rome
The Art of an Empire
Sculpture as Propaganda
The Forum of Trajan
KEY CONCEPT: the World Citizen
The Romans as Builders
Roman Art and Daily Life
Roman Daily Life
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: A Marriage Contract of the Roman Era
Roman Theater and Music
The Romans as Poets and Thinkers
Early Roman Poets
Roman Epic and Satire
Philosophy in the Roman World
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: the Rise of Buddhism
Rome's Division and Decline
Chapter Summary
CRITICAL QUESTION 76
THE WRITE IDEA 72
The Spirit of Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
The Judaic Tradition
History and the Israelites
The Hebrew Bible
KEY CONCEPT: Monotheism
Job and the Trials of Israel
The Rise of Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth
The Growth of Christianity
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: the Siege of Jerusalem
Christianity in the Late Roman Empire
Philosophy: Classical and Christian
From Classical to Christian
Augustine of Hippo
KEY CONCEPT: Original Sin and Human Nature
The Christian Empires: Rome and Byzantium
St. Peter's and the Pope
Justinian and the Byzantine World
Ravenna: Showcase of the Christian Arts
Christianity and the Arts
Early Christian Music
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Teotihuacàn: Sacred City of Mesoamerica
Christianity Against the Arts
The Rise of Islam
The Foundations of Islam
Islamic Arts and Science
Dawn of the Middle Ages
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Early Middle Ages: the Feudal Spirit
The Age of Charlemagne
Northern Edge of the Early Middle Ages
Charlemagne's Empire
Carolingian Arts
Feudal Europe
Feudalism
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: Work in Charlemagne's World
The Arts of Feudalism
The Bayeux Tapestry
The Flowering of Muslim Spain
Monasticism
The Monastic Ideal
Hrotsvit and the Classical Tradition
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: the Blood of Maya Kings
The Romanesque Style
Imperial Revival and the Romanesque Style
The Romanesque Church: Monks and Pilgrims
Romanesque Sculpture
KEY CONCEPT: Pilgrimage
Early Medieval Music and Drama
Musical Notation
Hildegard of Bingen: Musical Mystic
Drama in the Medieval Church
KEY CONCEPT: Mysticism
The Medieval Philosopher
Early Medieval Philosophy
Abelard
The Medieval Spirit and the First Crusade
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Late Middle Ages: the Gothic Awakening
The Gothic Awakening
The Crusades and the Decline of Feudalism
The Rise of Towns and Cities
The Gothic Style
The Gothic Style and Divine Light
The Cathedral at Chartres
Gothic Sculpture
Music and Theater in the Gothic Age
The Evolution of Organum
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Buddhism in Asia
Gothic Theater: From Church to Town
The New Learning
The Universities
KEY CONCEPT: Scholasticism
Thomas Aquinas
Court and City in the Late Middle Ages
Courtly Love and Medieval Romance
KEY CONCEPT: Chivalry
Music in the Late Middle Ages
Dante's Divine Comedy
Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: the Plague and Prosperity
The Late Gothic
Reclaiming the Classical Past
Giotto and the International Gothic
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Renaissance Spirit in Italy
The Renaissance in Italy
The Italian City-States
KEY CONCEPT: Renaissance Humanism
Patronage of the Arts and Learning
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: the Violence of Renaissance Youth
The Arts in Early Renaissance Italy
Florence 1401 A Renaissance Begins
Brunelleschi's Domes
Florentine Painting: A Refined Classicism
Italian Renaissance Music
Early Renaissance Sculpture
KEY CONCEPT: the Science of Perspective
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Great Zimbabwe
The Decline of Florence
Renaissance Genius
Machiavelli and Humanist Politics
Leonardo da Vinci
KEY CONCEPT: the Renaissance Man and Woman
The High Renaissance in Rome
Josquin des Prÿz
Raphael
Michelangelo in Rome
The New St. Peter's
An Age of Giants
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
Reformation and Late Renaissance
The Reformation
Luther's Challenge
The Appeal of the Reformation
Calvinism
The Rise of Northern Europe
KEY CONCEPT: the "Protestant Ethic": God, Work, and Wealth
Kings, Commerce, and Columbus
The Northern Renaissance Courts
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: the Ottoman Empire
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: A Midwife's Advice
Art and Humanism in Northern Europe
Faith and Humanism in Northern Art
Erasmus and Humanism
Utopians and Skeptics
The Elizabethan Age
KEY CONCEPT: Skepticism
The Reformation in England
Theater in the Elizabethan Age
The Genius of Shakespeare
Elizabethan Music
The Late Renaissance in Italy and Spain
Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation
Renaissance Theater in Italy
The Renaissance in Venice
Late Renaissance Painting and Mannerism
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Spirit of Baroque
The Baroque in Italy
Bernini and Counter-Reformation Rome
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: the Taj Mahal
Italian Baroque Painting
The Birth of Opera
KEY CONCEPT: Absolutism
The Baroque in Spain
Spanish Baroque Architecture
Velàzquez and Cervantes Masters of Illusion
The Baroque In France
The Palace of Versailles
Theater and Dance at Versailles
Painting in Baroque France
The Protestant Baroque
J. S. Bach Baroque Genius
Bach's "Well-tempered Clavier"
Rembrandt and Dutch Baroque Painting
KEY CONCEPT: Empiricism
The New Science
Tools of the New Science
Descartes and Newton
The English Compromise
English Baroque Poetry
Christopher Wren's London
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: the Fire of London
Handel and Music in England
Politics and Philosophy in England
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Spirit of Enlightenment
The Rococo Style
The Rococo in France
The Rococo in Germany and Britain
The Enlightenment
The Philosophes
Enlightenment and Freedom
KEY CONCEPT: Enlightenment
The Bourgeois Response
The Bourgeois Style in Painting
The Rise of the Novel
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Kabuki Theater
The Bourgeois Theater in Germany
Music in the Age of Enlightenment
Mozart and Opera
The Classical Symphony
The Neoclassical Style
Neoclassical Architecture
KEY CONCEPT: Neoclassicism
Neoclassical Painting
The Age of Satire
Swift
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: Women Gladiators
Satire and Society in Art
Voltaire
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
Revolution and Romanticism
Revolutions and Rights
The Revolutionary Wave 1776 and 1789
The Napoleonic Era
KEY CONCEPT: Freedom
The Industrial Revolution
Revolution and Philosophy
The Romantic Hero
Faust and the Romantics
Delacroix and the Byronic Hero
Music and Dance in the Romantic Age
Beethoven: From Classical to Romantic
Age of the Virtuoso
Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony
Elements of Romanticism
Romantic Social Protest
The Romantics and Nature
KEY CONCEPT: Imagination
Romantic Escapes
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: Native Storytellers
Evil and the Gothic Novel
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Industrial Age: the Spirit of Materialism
Materialism and Progress
The Victorians
Realism in Pictorial Art
The Realist Novel
The Modern City
Music and Modernity
Verdi's Operas
Wagner's Musical Revolution
KEY CONCEPT: Modernity
Late Romantic Music and Dance
Late Romantics and Early Moderns
Symbolism and Art Nouveau
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: A Musical Career
Debussy and Rodin���The Break with Tradition
Impressionism
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: the Japanese Color Print
Beyond Impressionism
The Dark Side of Progress
The Realist Theater
The Novel and Modern Philosophy
KEY CONCEPT: Human Will
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Spirit of Modernism
A Turbulent Century
A New Science
The Great War
Fascism and the Rise of Mass Society
Modernism in Art
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: War, Fashion, and Feminism
Picasso and the Revolution in Art
KEY CONCEPT: Primitivism
Toward Formal Abstraction
Expressionism and Dada
The Modern Mind
Freud and Surrealism
KEY CONCEPT: the Unconscious
Modernism in Literature
Modernist Music and Architecture
Stravinsky and Schoenberg the New Music
Modernist Building and Design
Art and Politics
Brecht's Epic Theater
Painting and Politics
Politics and the Cinema
In the American Grain
Regionalism and Renaissance
The American Scene
The Age of Jazz
World War and Holocaust
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
The Contemporary Spirit
The Age of Anxiety
Post-war America
Exploring the Absurd
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Gandhi and
Colonial Liberation
KEY CONCEPT: Existentialism
The Theater of the Absurd
The Existential Hero
Art in the Post-war Era
The New York School
Pop, Minimalism, and the Avant-garde
KEY CONCEPT: the Avant-garde
Sculpture in the Post-war Era
The Trials of Modern Architecture
Triumph of the International Style
Building as Sculpture
Post-1945 Music
The Avant-garde in Music
The Pop Rebellion
The Post-modern Styles
Post-modern Architecture
Minimalism in Music
The Contemporary Visual Arts
The New Fiction
The Global Culture
Liberated Voices
AIDS and the Arts
WINDOWS ON DAILY LIFE: Living and Dying with AIDS
A New Century���Promise and Challenge
Chapter Summary
Critical Question
The Write Idea
Notes
Glossary
Further Reading
Picture Credits
Index

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