Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities
Designed for readers who have little or no knowledge of the arts, this well-illustrated, basic handbook of terms and concepts helps develop discriminating artistic perception for approaching, analyzing, and evaluating works of art. This book emphasizes the use of perceptual skills readers already have to see, hear, and read meaning into works of art and literature. B>"What Are the Arts and How Do We Respond to Them? Pictures: Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Sculpture. Music. Theatre. Film. Dance. Landscape Architecture. Architecture. Literature. For anyone who is interested in learning to think critically about the arts.
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