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Reality Through the Arts
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This introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms applies them to a skeletal multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural history of artistic styles. It treats all the arts–painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, film, architecture, literature–uniformly, and uses a common outline to reinforce the relationship of terms and concepts to the perceptual process. The book also ties both artistic media and history to the theme of art as a reflection of human reality This examination focuses on the media of the arts, pictures, sculpture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, architecture, literature, the styles of the arts, ancient approaches, artistic reflections in the pre-modern world, as well as artistic styles in the emerging modern world and, the beginnings of modernism, pluralism in a post-modern age. For art enthusiasts and others interested exploring how artists express themselves.
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[This book] ... "teaches the basic principles and practices of the arts - drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, and literature - both in Western culture and cultures outside the Western tradition. Designed for those who have limited experience in the arts, the text is divided into two parts: ... Part one examines the media of the arts by defining and explaining important terminology, discussing how works are composed, and suggesting ways in which art effects responses in viewers and listeners. Arranged chronologically, Part 2 samples art from a variety of cultures, focusing on style as a reflection of expression and meaning."--P.  of cover.
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