Arts and Culture

An Introduction to the Humanities : Combined Volume

Author: Janetta Rebold Benton,Robert DiYanni

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205816675

Category: Art

Page: 649

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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.
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Arts and Culture

An Introduction to the Humanities

Author: Janetta Rebold Benton,Robert Diyanni

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205179237

Category: Social Science

Page: 649

View: 3439

This package contains the following components: -0136152953: MyHumanitiesKit -0205816673: Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Combined Volume
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Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities

Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham,John J. Reich,Lois Fichner-Rathus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514942

Category: Art

Page: 544

View: 2461

The ninth edition of CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE HUMANITIES introduces students to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities -- language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion -- from the dawn of civilization to the contemporary world. CULTURE AND VALUES encourages students to place their own backgrounds and beliefs in context and consider how understanding both their own and other heritages contributes to becoming a citizen of the world in the 21st century. Coauthor Lois Fichner-Rathus continues to bring her pedagogical expertise, clear conversational style, and love of teaching to this beautifully written and illustrated book. New and revised features encourage students to draw comparisons and connections as well as engage their critical thinking skills. Chapter previews, timelines, glossaries, and “Big Picture” reviews provide consistent pedagogical support throughout the text to help students master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Humanities

Culture, Continuity and Change

Author: Henry M. Sayre

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205973132

Category: Art

Page: 736

View: 385

See context and make connections across the humanities. The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, now in a third edition, has become, in a very short period of time, the best selling Introduction to Humanities text on the market. With its message of "see context and make connections across the humanities," students enjoy countless "ah-ha" moments as they piece together the cultural history of world. Believing that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, author Henry Sayre employs a narrative storytelling approach to the humanities, deftly conveying multifaceted cultural experiences in a way that students can understand and will remember-throughout the course and beyond. This third edition helps instructors and students by connecting the learning objectives in each chapter with MyArtsLab, an online learning program which brings the arts to life. Key learning tools within MyArtsLab include new listening guides for the musical selections, new Closer Look tours for every chapter entitled "Continuing Presence of the Past", architectural panoramas and simulations to help students visualize key monuments and how they were built, and more! Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It: Personalizes Learning with MyArtsLab: The new MyArtsLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning. Makes Connections and Shows Relevance: New Continuing Presence of the Past features help students to understand how cultural artifacts of the past have informed present works of art and culture. Emphasizes Critical Thinking: Chapter opening and ending questions encourage students to focus and think critically about the issues to come. Focuses on Contemporary Findings: The new third edition has been updated to reflect the latest research from around the globe. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyArtsLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyArtsLab search for ISBN-10: 0205996205 / ISBN-13: 9780205996209. This package includes: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, Volume I and 0205973132 / 9780205973132 The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, Volume I ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.
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The Arts of China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049185

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 278

View: 3349

this book presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Author: George Holmes

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854353

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 4664

'The individual chapters are scholarly and up to the minute, without loss of accessibility or pace. The illustrations are many, apposite and refreshingly unhackneyed.' -Times Literary Supplement
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Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

Author: Klaus Krippendorff

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506395643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 8386

What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.
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Aesthetics

A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts

Author: David Goldblatt,Lee Blankenship-Brown,Stephanie Patridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315303655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 542

View: 8590

Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such as painting, photography and movies, architecture, music, literature, and performance, as well as contemporary subjects such as mass art, popular arts, the aesthetics of the everyday, and the natural environment. Essays are drawn from both the analytic and continental traditions, and multiple others that bridge this divide between these traditions. Throughout, readings are brief, accessible for undergraduates, and conceptually focused, allowing instructors many different syllabi possibilities using only this single volume. Key Additions to the Fourth Edition The fourth edition is expanded to include a total of ninety-six essays with nineteen new essays (nine of them written exclusively for this volume), updated organization into new sections, revised introductions to each section, an increased emphasis on contemporary topics, such as stand-up comedy, the architecture of museums, interactivity and video games, the ethics of sexiness, trans/gendered beauty, the aesthetics of junkyards and street art, pornography, and the inclusion of more diverse philosophical voices. Nevertheless, this edition does not neglect classic writers in the traditional aesthetics: Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Collingwood, Bell, and writers of similar status in aesthetics. The philosophers writing new chapters exclusively for this fourth edition are: • Sondra Bacharach on street art • Aili Bresnahan on appreciating dance • Hina Jamelle on digital architecture • Jason Leddington on magic • Sheila Lintott on stand-up comedy • Yuriko Saito on everyday aesthetics • Larry Shiner on art spectacle museums in the twenty-first century • Peg Brand Weiser on how beauty matters • Edward Winters on the feeling of being at home in vernacular architecture, as in such urban places as bars.
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What's That Sound?

An Introduction to Rock and Its History

Author: John Covach,Andrew Flory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393624144

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 6954

The #1 text and digital media package, What's That Sound? helps students understand rock first and foremost as music, emphasizing concepts and listening skills. In addition, rich analysis of the forces that shaped this vibrant style help readers connect the music with its cultural and historical context. With the fifth edition, the media package for the most authoritative, comprehensive survey of rock is augmented by a NEW Spotify-integrated ebook.
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Language, Society and Power

An Introduction

Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317558227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 5764

Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. This fourth edition has been completely revised to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: A range of new and engaging international examples drawn from everyday life – including material from social media and newspapers, cartoons, YouTube and television. Two new chapters which cover Linguistic Landscapes, including signs, graffiti and the internet; and Global Englishes, exploring variation in and attitudes to English around the world Updated and expanded student research projects and further reading sections for each chapter Brand new companion website that includes video and audio clips, links to articles and further reading for students and professors. Language, Society and Power is a must-read for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.
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Introduction to Film Studies

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136777156

Category: ART

Page: 564

View: 2474

Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas. A range of theories and theorists are presented from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, including two new authors for the fifth edition. A wide range of films are analysed and discussed. It is lavishly illustrated with 150 film stills and production shots, in full colour throughout. Reviewed widely by teachers in the field and with a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film and media studies or the visual arts worldwide. Key features of the fifth edition are: updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry and technological changes new chapters on Film and Technology and Latin American Cinema new case studies on films such as District 9, Grizzly Man, Amores Perros, Avatar, Made in Dagenham and many others marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography a new, improved companion website including popular case studies and chapters from previous editions (including chapters on German Cinema and The French New Wave), links to supporting sites, clips, questions and useful resources. Individual chapters include: The Industrial Contexts of Film Production · Film and Technology · Getting to the Bigger · Picture Film Form and Narrative · Spectator, Audience and Response · Cinematic authorship and the film auteur · Stardom and Hollywood Cinema · Genre, Theory and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary Form · The Language of Animation · Gender and Film · Lesbian and Gay Cinema · Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora · British Cinema · Indian Cinema · Latin American Cinema · Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920s Contributors: Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington
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History of Music in Western Culture

Author: Mark Evan Bonds PhD

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205954855

Category: Music

Page: 696

View: 3556

Learn the History of Music, through Music. A History of Music in Western Culture, 4/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on specific works of music. The text is structured around a carefully selected repertory of music that reflects the development of the art form throughout time. Mark Evan Bonds helps readers gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the ways in which these have changed over time. A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, students will be able to: Grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. Gain a better understanding of the nature of music NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205940730 / 9780205940738 History of Music in Western Culture Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205867227 / 9780205867226 History of Music in Western Culture
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Roma Felix – Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome

Author: Éamonn Ó Carragáin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351902628

Category: History

Page: 368

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After the Roman empire fell, medieval Europe continued to be fascinated by Rome itself, the 'chief of cities'. Once the hub of empire, in the early medieval period Rome became an important centre for western Christianity, first of all as the place where Peter, Paul and many other important early Christian saints were martyred: their deaths for the Christian faith gave the city the appellation 'Roma Felix', 'Happy Rome'. But in Rome the history of the faith, embodied in the shrines of the martyrs, coexisted with the living centre of the western Latin church. Because Peter had been recognised by Christ as chief among the apostles and was understood to have been the first bishop of Rome, his successors were acknowledged as patriarchs of the West and Rome became the focal point around which the western Latin church came to be organised. This book explores ways in which Rome itself was preserved, envisioned, and transformed by its residents, and also by the many pilgrims who flocked to the shrines of the martyrs. It considers how northern European cultures (in particular, the Irish and English) imagined and imitated the city as they understood it. The fourteen articles presented here range from the fourth to the twelfth century and span the fields of history, art history, urban topography, liturgical studies and numismatics. They provide an introduction to current thinking about the ways in which medieval people responded to the material remains of Rome's classical and early Christian past, and to the associations of centrality, spirituality, and authority which the city of Rome embodied for the earlier Middle Ages. Acknowledgements for grants in aid of publication are due to the Publication Fund of the College of Arts, Humanities, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork; to the Publication Fund of the National University of Ireland, Dublin; and to the Office of the Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University.
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How to Think Like an Anthropologist

Author: Matthew Engelke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889529

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to the subject What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to suburban England and from China to California, uncovering surprising facts and insights about how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done more than any other discipline to reveal what culture means--and why it matters. By weaving together examples and theories from around the world, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic and contemporary approaches, subjects, and practitioners. Presenting a set of memorable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about some of the key concepts with which anthropology tries to make sense of the world—from culture and nature to authority and blood. Along the way, he shows why anthropology matters: not only because it helps us understand other cultures and points of view but also because, in the process, it reveals something about ourselves and our own cultures, too.
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Writing Machines

Author: N. Katherine Hayles

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262582155

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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A pseudo-autobiographical exploration of the artistic and cultural impact of the transformation of the print book to its electronic incarnations.
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Anthology of Scores Volume I for History of Music in Western Culture

Author: Evan Bonds

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205927975

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 3559

Anthology of Scores -- The text, A History of Music in Western Culture, 4th edition by Mark Evan Bonds, builds its narrative around the two-volume Anthology of Scores and a corresponding set of compact discs. Icons in the margin of the text cross-reference the scores and recordings of discussions in the Anthology. The works in the Anthology of Scores to A History of Music in Western Culture have been carefully selected to represent the developments in music history discussed in the text. Volume I covers antiquity through the Baroque era; Volume II covers music of the Classical era to the present. Key features of the Score Anthology include Integrated commentary - Excerpts from the text are integrated into the score anthology at the end of each selection, providing students with basic information and a brief discussion of every work. Cross-referencing to text and recordings - Each selection in the anthology opens with a clear cross-reference to the recorded version of the work (disc and track number) and to the discussion of the work within the text (page number). The score and recordings in the anthology correspond exactly within their chronological span (Volume One of each through the Baroque era; Volume Two of each since the Classical era).
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Looking at Movies

An Introduction to Film

Author: Richard Meran Barsam,Dave Monahan

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393913026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 616

View: 2857

Film analysis starts here.
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Africa, Fourth Edition

Author: Maria Grosz-Ngaté,John H. Hanson,Patrick O'Meara

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025301302X

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 5118

Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture–civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene–and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.
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Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities

Author: Alyssa Arbuckle,Aaron Mauro,Daniel Powell

Publisher: Medieval & Renais Text Studies

ISBN: 9780866985833

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

View: 3200

Published in collaboration with ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies).
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Sources of The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, A Concise History

Volume I: To 1740

Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,R. Po-chia Hsia,Katharine J. Lualdi,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312415938

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2163

Sources of the Making of the West, A Concise History, Second Edition offers more options for working with sources. Each chapter now includes five sources that are tightly integrated with the text and that echo the narrative's balance of people and places. With 35% more documents, including new visual images, the companion reader offers instructors maximum flexibility for document-based teaching. New comparative questions help students draw connections across documents. Free when packaged with the text.
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