Reality Through the Arts (6th Edition)

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9780131958586: Reality Through the Arts (6th Edition)

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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Provides a comprehensive two part real-world introduction to the history of art, Western as well as non-Western. The first part presents the available media and how each works. The second part traces a history of various artistic styles to demonstrate how artists have used those media to portray human reality.

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Key Benefit: This book provides a comprehensive two part real- world introduction to the history of art, Western as well as non-Western. The first part presents the available media and how each works. The second part traces a history of various artistic styles to demonstrate how artists have used those media to portray human reality. Key Topics: Reality Through the Arts provides generous illustrations the book to draw readers into the magnificence of the world's art. It delivers critical comparisons among various styles through a straightforward presentation and a unity of treatment among artistic styles while covering all the arts, including more than 50 pages of non-western materials to provide readers with a multi-cultural and multi-arts view. The third edition has been revised to include boxed features on reality-related artworks exposing the critical relationships linking art, media, and artists. Market: A valuable book for any reader interested in learning more about the history of world art or the relationship between artists and their media.

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