The Western Humanities

The Western Humanities

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Organized chronologically, this is the second of two volumes which provide an introduction to the Western humanities - art, music, philosophy, literature and drama. The book covers the period from the early Renaissance, and the full work is also available in a single-volume edition.Taking a damaged and abandoned block of marble, Michelangelo carved the colossal David as a muscular adolescent ... And his furrowed brow violates the Classical ideal of serene faces but reflects his intense concentration. ... the scenea#39;s heavy emotional interest a€” an aim of Mannerist art, which did not trust the viewer to respond to more orderly images. ... Donato Bramante [brah-MAHN- tay] (1444-1514), who became the moving force behind the High Renaissance in architecture.

Title:The Western Humanities
Author:Roy T. Matthews, F. DeWitt Platt
Publisher:Mayfield Publishing Company - 1995


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