The Western Humanities: Beginnings through the Renaissance

The Western Humanities: Beginnings through the Renaissance

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Chronologically organized, The Western Humanities presents the cultural achievements of western civilization-- art, music, history, literature, theater, film and the other arts-- within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and literature, the authors provide students a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works and a broader basis for appreciating the humanities. Hundreds of illustrations appear throughout the text, qSlices of Lifeq boxes bring to life the events of the day, and brief sections at the end of each chapter describe the cultural legacy of the era discussed.Taking a damaged and abandoned block of marble, Michelangelo carved the colossal David as a muscular ... And his furrowed brow violates the Classical ideal of serene faces but reflects ... heavy emotional interesta€” an aim of Mannerist art, which did not trust the viewer to respond to more orderly images. ... Architecture The architectural heir to Alberti in the early sixteenth century was Donato Bramante (1444-1514), who became the moving force behind the High Renaissance inanbsp;...

Title:The Western Humanities: Beginnings through the Renaissance
Author:Roy T. Matthews, F. DeWitt Platt
Publisher:WCB/McGraw-Hill - 1991-12-01


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