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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): Jacqueline P Lathrop
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent is written for those who are interested in major cultural developments in Mexico and parts of Central America, from earliest times to the Conquest of Mexico in the 16th century.
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent:
Author(s): CAROL ECKERT
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Comprehensive and concise introductory level art text.
Conversing in Art: Learning the Language of the Visual Arts represents a starting point to help students facilitate conversations about the world of art. This text covers topics from the basics of form, to what works are about and the situations in which they were created, to current issues in the art world today.
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.
Early Film History features:
Media productions are often turbulent experiences for directors. Complications from human error, human nature, accidents, shifting budgets, the weather, or the intangibles of art creation can appear at any time. They can be extremely demanding.
General Music: A K-12 Experience equips the preservice music teacher with tools to effectively teach general music to elementary and secondary students. This text features research-based content and provides a myriad of resources. It is perfect for general music methods courses for preservice music majors, as well as in-service music educators.
General Music: A K-12 Experience is divided in to four parts:
Author(s): Stan L Breckenridge
The catalyst for Music Taste or Waste: Critical Listening Skills for Students, Teachers, and Parents resulted from many discussions with parents, teachers, and students, and others about their paucity of knowledge regarding today’s popular music scene as well as music in general. The spirit of this book does not seek to suggest any music is wasteful, but rather encourages readers to use music terminology as a way to draw conclusions about whatever music they hear. To accomplish this, the book consists of seven chapters that are organized in the following manner:
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.
Although cinematic storytelling shares many of the same elements as other art forms, film tells a story in a unique way. Concentrating on careful analysis of the formal aspects of specific films for each chapter, Persistence of Vision is an ideal text for both face-to-face and online introduction to film studies courses. By examining the practice of filmmaking and the evolution of the significant developments in the cinematic narrative and the unique elements by which films communicate, this textbook serves as a guide through the journey of movies.