Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities, 11th edition

Published by Pearson (July 14, 2021) © 2015

  • Dennis J. Sporre Elon University

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ISBN-13: 9780137504367
Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities
Published 2021

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Provides an introductory, straight-forward, and response-oriented overview of the artsPerceiving the Arts presents the basic formal, technical, experiential, and contextual qualities of the arts in a brief, clear, and factual manner. Students will develop confidence in approaching the arts and will gain skills that encourage life-long artistic and cultural engagement. Intended to provide a basic overview of the major artistic disciplines - drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, and literature - the book teaches readers what to look and listen for in the humanities.

Brief Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: What Are the Arts and How do We Respond to and Evaluate Them?
  • Chapter 2. Pictures: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography
  • Chapter 3. Sculpture
  • Chapter 4. Architecture
  • Chapter 5. Music
  • Chapter 6. Literature
  • Chapter 7. Theatre
  • Chapter 8. Cinema
  • Chapter 9. Dance

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