9780130839091

Arts and Culture : An Introduction to the Humanities

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130839091

  • ISBN 10:

    0130839094

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/01/1998
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Richly illustrated, beautifully designed, and engaging, this introduction to the humanities offers a thorough yet accessible integrated exploration of Western civilization's cultural heritage -- with an emphasis on cultural achievements in the arts of literature, philosophy, religion, painting, music, sculpture, and architecture. Multi-cultural in approach and organized chronologically from prehistory to the Renaissance, it provides an historical, (political, economic, socially) and cultural framework to help students understand how cultural achievements emerged from a specific time and place and how, in some instances, they reflected non-Western influences.

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