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Arts and Culture An Introduction to the Humanities

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ISBN-10: 0205816673

ISBN-13: 9780205816675

Edition: 4th 2012

Authors: Janetta Rebold Benton, Robert DiYanni

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For one or two semester/quarter courses on Introduction to the Humanities or Cultural Studies. #xA0; Now in full color, Arts and Cultureprovides an introduction to global civilizations and their artistic achievements, history, and cultures.#xA0; The authors consider two important questions: #xA0;What makes a work a masterpiece of its type? And what qualities of a work enable it to be appreciated over time?#xA0; Critical thinking is also highlighted throughout the text with 4 different box features that ask students to explore connections across the humanities and different cultures. These boxes are entitled Connections, Cross Currents, Then & Now, and Cultural Impactboxes. Open the new fourth edition of Arts and Cultureand open a world of discovery.
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Book details

List price: $189.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 688
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.422

Robert DiYanni received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, New York University, Harvard University, and Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He has written numerous books including The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, Women's Voices, Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert, and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions.

Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian Civilizations
Aegean Culture and Early Greece
Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Roman Civilization
Judaism, Early Christianity, and Byzantine Civilization
Islamic Civilization
Indian Civilization
Early Chinese Civilization
Early Japanese Civilization
Early Civilizations of the Americas and Africa
Early Middle Ages and the Romanesque
Gothic and Late Middle Ages
Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy
Renaissance in Northern Europe
Baroque Age
Eighteenth Century
Romanticism and Realism
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Later Chinese Civilization
Later Japanese Civilization
Later Africa and Latin America
Early Twentieth Century
Mid-Twentieth Century and Later
Diversity in Contemporary Life