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Author(s): Thomas E Larson
Modern Sounds: The Artistry of Contemporary Jazz is a storybook approach on the journey, the musicians, and the music that has been created in the pursuit of artistic achievement over the half century. Modern Sounds picks up where most jazz textbooks leave off. This is a complete documentation of contemporary jazz.
Author(s): Dennis Angel
Drawing is a lifelong pursuit - a journey that provides endless visual exploration and a myriad of compelling challenges.
Art. What is Art? Where is it? Who makes it? Why is it created? By analyzing art forms throughout history created from both traditional and nontraditional media from around the world, the authors attempt to explore these complicated questions.
Understanding Visual Artforms in Our World is designed for the novice who seeks an introduction to the visual arts and current art-related issues. It provides an opportunity for all to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for art.
Author(s): Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein
Can we envision U.S. democratic politics in ways that both respect and transcend difference lines? In our response we draw from our own experiences and our own politics-regardless of whether clearly defined.
For many, visual imagery, especially film, has been a significant contributor to the socialization of the self and a tool for understanding our world and our politics.
Author(s): William Rod Foster
Early Film History covers a variety of contributions that played a role in making films what they are today. There have been many individuals, companies, and even countries that have impacted filmmaking during its early years. From the creation of motion pictures, to the pioneers that built Hollywood, this easy-to-read book will teach and entertain students.
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Author(s): Robert Elliott
Our World, Our Music relates historical and discipline-specific concepts to students’ existing knowledge gained through cultural participation. It addresses past and present, Western and non-Western societies and cultures, examining music in particular, the arts in general, and the societies that support them within a given culture. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills through structured listening and global approaches to our world and its people.
Author(s): Jeffrey Hoover
The Arts and Society: Making New Worlds, by Jeffrey Hoover, describes the evolving world of the arts and how it impacts our lives. This book was written to help one enter into a significant dialogue about the arts while leveraging ideas and values communicated by this mirror of society.
Author(s): Brad DeRoche
An Introduction to Art Music takes readers through the world of art music–AKA “classical” music–from basic terminology to periods, styles and composers. Written by a music educator rather than a musicologist, it presents information in a way that is accessible to the novice learner but should also be interesting to the more experienced music listener. Music is presented within a larger context: every section of the chronology begins with an introduction to what is happening in the world, to major artists of the time, and to literary and artistic movements.
Exploring the Nature of Creativity provides an introduction to creativity for the curious, the uninitiated, the students of beginning classes, and all other interested persons beginning their inquiry into the field of creativity research. Conversational knowledge is not easily gleaned from formal research writing and academic formats—this text simplifies and condenses the research available in the field so that the average freshman student will feel comfortable in exploring it further.
Author(s): Richard N Kahn
Fundamentals of Music: A Modern Approach is the perfect introductory music workbook for high school and college students
Fundamentals of Music: A Modern Approach delivers a fresh, comprehensive and comprehensible approach to music fundamentals by featuring fourteen detailed chapters, innovative tools, activities, worksheets, index and glossary.