This book introduces readers to the rich heritage of the humanities and to the role of the creative spirit in human culture. Beckoning a new generation toward the sister artsafrom architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, music, and dance to photography and filmait also introduces readers to their power to illuminate and enhance human experience. The book moves beyond the division of the past to integrate multicultural, interdisciplinary, and gender balance concerns. Chapter topics cover the invention of writing, the birth of drama, the literature of romance, Shakespeare, Vivaldi and Bach, the language of poetry, photography, film, the rise of Islam, pre-Columbian America, the culture of India, African roots, multicultural America, and more. For individuals looking for a fresh perspective on major historical movements and countermovementsaand ready to encounter art and literature in the context of a living culture.This book introduces readers to the rich heritage of the humanities and to the role of the creative spirit in human culture.
|Author||:||Hans P. Guth, Gabriele L. Rico|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 2003-10-01|