An investigation of how quality is determined and created by artists in order to evaluate and appreciate art on a deeper level, with an emphasis on how each topic contributes to valuing a piece of art. Students are first introduced to the elements and principles of art and the importance of artists’ context and perspective. The course then covers periods in art history, techniques in art, and how to research and evaluate art.
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of art, with up-to-date original scholarship. Includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose, its structure, material, and form and its diverse effects on our lives.
An exposition of the philosophy, principles, and materials of music from the Baroque Period to contemporary period with illustrative examples from the Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical Music and Popular Music.
Introduction to works representative of a variety of music traditions. Includes the repertoires of Western Europe from the Middle Ages through the present, of the United States -- art music, jazz, folk, rock, musical theater -- and of at least two non-Western world areas.
Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with suggested activities for introducing the each concept to children at early elementary school level. The course may be used by instructors not trained in music; all necessary definitions and explanations are included.
Becoming Human is a fast-paced, irreverent introduction to evolutionary theory, especially human origins. The book discusses traces of evolution in our bodies, basic evolutionary theory from Darwin to the genomic revolution, sexual selection and reproduction, and how human brain development affects our evolution, including into the future.
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