The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts

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This volume presents an overview of the arts in the Western tradition; within the contexts of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. It is an historical introduction to the humanities yielding a basic familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development of individual arts media. Chapters present and discuss a formal analysis of works of art in the following periods: the Ancient World, the Aegean and Archaic Greece, Greek Classicism and Hellenism, the Roman Period, Judaism and Early Christianity, Byzantium and Islam, the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, the High, Renaissance and Reformation, the Baroque Age, the Enlightenment, the Romantic Age, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. For art history enthusiasts and those interested in a familiarity with major styles and their implications, as well as a sense of the historical development.

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Traces the history of the arts through the centuries, discussing developments in painting, sculpture, music, dance, theater, architecture, and literature.

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Sporre presents an overview of the visual arts, architecture, literature, music, theatre, dance, and film of the Western tradition in the context of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, science, and politics that surrounded them. The text serves as an historical introduction to the humanities from which the reader will gain a familiarity with major styles, an understanding of the ideological, chronological, and technical implications of those styles, and a feeling for the historical development of individual arts disciplines.

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