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The arts : a comparative approach to the arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and drama

The arts : a comparative approach to the arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and drama

Author: Thomas Walters
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walters, Thomas.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Walters
ISBN: 0761815279 9780761815273
OCLC Number: 42580102
Description: 107 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The opposites: a vehicle for style analysis --
Balance and measure: ancient Greek philosophy, architecture, sculpture and drama --
Amiens Cathedral: the summa of French high Gothic architecture --
The Italian Renaissance: the rebirth of the visual language of ordering space --
Dynamics: Baroque movement and order --
Ingres and Delacroix: nineteenth century "classical" artists? --
Organic architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright --
Modern reductionism: Broadway Boogie Woogie and Hyperprism.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Walters.


by twalters (WorldCat user on 2008-09-13)

Synopsis: Having developed kindergarten through university-level art education programs, Walters has created an excellent source for interdisciplinary humanities courses or for anyone who would like an accessible introduction to the arts. In "The Arts", he analyzes the intrinsic qualities of ancient to contemporary works of art, setting them in their psychological, philosophical, religious, and cultural contexts. Walters' contextual approach is a refreshing change from traditional studies of art in which the historical and cultural backgrounds of artists and their works are not considered extensively. The contextual approach of the book enables its readers to gain a better understanding of the elements used to create artistic compositions and therefore have a deeper appreciation for the arts. Author Biography: Thomas A. Walters has taught art including design, art history, art education, and art appreciation at Indiana University of South Bend, Southern Adventist University and Motemorelos University.


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