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For one or two semester/quarter courses on Introduction to the Humanities or Cultural Studies.


Now in full color, Arts and Culture provides an introduction to global civilizations and their artistic achievements, history, and cultures.  The authors consider two important questions:  What makes a work a masterpiece of its type? And what qualities of a work enable it to be appreciated over time?  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 Impact boxes. Open the new fourth edition of Arts and Culture and open a world of discovery.

Table of contents


1. Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian


2. Aegean Culture and Early Greece

3. Classical and Hellenistic Greece

4. Roman Civilization

5. Judaism, Early Christianity, and Byzantine


6. Islamic Civilization

7. Indian Civilization

8. Early Chinese Civilization

9. Early Japanese Civilization

10. Early Civilizations of the Americas and Africa

11. Early Middle Ages and the Romanesque

12. Gothic and Late Middle Ages



13. Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy

14. Renaissance in Northern Europe

15. Baroque Age

16. Eighteenth Century

17. Romanticism and Realism

18. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

19. Later Chinese Civilization

20. Later Japanese Civilization

21. Later Africa and Latin America

22. Early Twentieth Century

23. Mid-Twentieth Century and Later

24.Diversity in Contemporary Life

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