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Exploring the Humanities Creativity and Culture in the West; Volume 2

ISBN-10: 0130490873

ISBN-13: 9780130490872

Edition: 2006

Authors: Laurie Schneider Adams, Laurence King Publishing Limited Staff

List price: $107.20
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Introduction to the Humanities,Volume Twoprovides a comprehensive, color and illustration-filled compilation of the history of civilization. The book examines humanity and its art, culture, society, architecture and religion from the reformation and reform in sixteenth-century Europe through to the present day society. The volume provide extensive social and cultural background material, reinforced with fascinating information on key persons, events, ideas and inventions of the time period to provide readers with a lsquo;you are therersquo; experience. Cross-Cultural Influence features highlight influences exchanged between different cultures to give readers a look at contact and artistic exchanges between cultures. Thematic Parallels sections compare universal themes over different time periods and in different places across the world, providing readers with an extensive and fascinating look at humanity through the ages.Volume Twoexamines the following time periods: the reformation and reform in sixteenth-century Europe; Absolutism and Baroque; from enlightenment to revolution in the 18th century; the early nineteenth century and the romantic movement; nineteenth-century realism; industry, and social change; the late nineteenth century; turn of the century to World War I; World War I through World War II; 1945 to 1989 - the cold war to deacute;tente; and after 1989.nbsp;For those interested in a comprehensive view of humanities throughout the ages.
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Book details

List price: $107.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

The Early Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe
Key Topics Introduction Time Chart
The Expansion of Humanism
Society and Culture: The Humanist Movement
Advances in Technology
Defining Moment: The Printing Press
Arts and Sciences
Exploration
Florence in the Fifteenth Century
Society and Culture: The Medici Family in the Fifteenth Century
Humanism and the State
The Platonic Academy
Decorating the City
The Competition of 1401
Brunelleschirsquo;s Dome
Donatellorsquo;s John the Evangelist
Masaccio
Society and Culture: Linear Perspective
Alberti: A Renaissance Man
Albertirsquo;s Architecture
Medici Patronage
Donatellorsquo;s David
Fra Angelico in San Marco
Inside the Medici Palace
Botticellirsquo;s Birth of Venus
Architecture: Giuliano da Sangallo
Music in Florence under the Medici
Conservative Backlash: Antoninus and Savonarola
The Arts Outside Florence
Society and Culture: Women and their Education in Early Renaissance Italy
The State Portrait
The Equestrian Portrait
The State Bedroom at Mantua
Leonardo in Milan
The Early Renaissance in the North
Painting
Graphic Art
Music
Guillaume Dufay
Josquin Desprez
Thematic Parallels: The Classical Tradition: Revival and Opposition
Key Terms Key Questions Suggested Reading Suggested Films
The High Renaissance in Italy and Early Mannerism
Key Topics Introduction Time Chart
Political and Economic Developments
Society and Culture: Technology and the Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci