The humanities through the arts
"Humanities through the Arts" is intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary courses offered across the curriculum in the Humanities, Philosophy, Art, English, Music, and Education departments. Arranged topically by art form from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance. This beautifully illustrated text helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art. The new sixth edition retains the popular focus on the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values..
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What Is a Work of Art?
Being a Critic of the Arts
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