Humanities

Series
Pearson
Author
Henry M. Sayre  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
720
Pub.-date
May 2014
ISBN13
9780205999453
ISBN
020599945X
Related Titles



Description

 See context and make connections across the humanities.

 

The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change, now in a third edition, has become, in a very short period of time, the best selling Introduction to Humanities text on the market. With its message of “see context and make connections across the humanities,” students enjoy countless “ah-ha” moments as they piece together the cultural history of world. Believing that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, author Henry Sayre employs a narrative storytelling approach to the humanities, deftly conveying multifaceted cultural experiences in a way that students can understand and will remember—throughout the course and beyond.

 

This third edition helps instructors and students by connecting the learning objectives in each chapter with MyArtsLab, an online learning program which brings the arts to life. Key learning tools within MyArtsLab include new listening guides for the musical selections, new Closer Look tours for every chapter entitled “Continuing Presence of the Past”, architectural panoramas and simulations to help students visualize key monuments and how they were built, and more!

 

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It:

  • Personalizes Learning with MyArtsLab: The new MyArtsLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.
  • Makes Connections and Shows Relevance: New Continuing Presence of the Past features help students to understand how cultural artifacts of the past have informed present works of art and culture.
  • Emphasizes Critical Thinking: Chapter opening and ending questions encourage students to focus and think critically about the issues to come.
  • Focuses on Contemporary Findings: The new third edition has been updated to reflect the latest research from around the globe.

Features

Personalize Learning with MyArtsLab

  • NEW! Writing Space. Writing Space provides everything
    students need to foster better writing, all in one place. It's a single place
    to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and
    exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily.
    And, Writing Space can also check students' work for improper citation or
    plagiarism by comparing it against the world's most accurate text comparison
    database available from Turnitin.
  • Engage Students in the Humanities. The most contextual humanities text now offers students a truly personalized and mobile experience to make learning more affordable and accessible with MyArtsLab. MyArtsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that engages students in learning. All key MyArtsLab learning applications are now available for tablet devices.
  • Closer Look tours. Closer Look tours help students look closely at a key work of art, music, or literature and enable students to zoom in on details they might not otherwise see–even in person! Closer Look tours provide engaging facts and include expert audio to help with pronunciations.
  • Architectural Panoramas. The Architectural Panorama feature takes line drawings of major monuments in the book–and deep links them to exciting, detailed panoramas.
  • Listening Guides and Streaming Audio. Most of the works of music discussed in the Sayre program are available in Listening Guides, newly designed for tablet, as well as in streaming audio.
  • Discovering Art Tutorial. This robust online tutorial helps students explore the major elements and principles of art, art media, and art processes. The site offers opportunities to review key terminology, search a large gallery of images, watch videos, and more!
  • Student Study Tools. A Personalized Study Plan, Flashcards, the eText and Audio eText help students study for exams. Instructors can drag and drop assignments to the desired date in the Assignment Calendar & Gradebook.


Connections and Relevance

  • NEW! Continuing Presence of the Past feature helps students understand how the arts of past remain relevant today. A new feature, Continuing Presence of the Past, identified with a special icon in each chapter, connects an artwork from that period to a contemporary artwork in MyArtsLab. This connection helps students to understand how the past has informed the present work, supporting the book’s emphasis on continuity and change.

 

Critical Thinking Emphasis

  • NEW! Critically evaluate works of art. Something to Think About critical thinking questions coincide with each Closer Look enabling students to further apply their knowledge of the work.
  • Encourage students to think critically at the start of each chapter. Thinking Ahead chapter-opening questions help students identify, and think critically about, the major topics of the chapter.
  • Chapter-ending questions brings each chapter full-circle. Thinking Back end-of-chapter reviews prompt students to reconsider the topics highlighted in the Thinking Ahead questions in the context of what they have learned in the chapter.

 

Focus on Contemporary Findings

  • Updated Research. The new third edition has been updated to reflect the latest research from around the globe.


In-depth Looks and Information on Art

  • Specific and in-depth. The Closer Look feature offers an in-depth look at a particular work from one of the disciplines of the humanities. Annotated with informative captions and labels, they give students a personal tour of the work that illuminates its meaning.

New to this Edition

In this Section:

1. Overview of Changes

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

1. Overview of Changes


Personalize Learning with MyArtsLab

  • NEW! Writing Space. Writing Space provides everything
    students need to foster better writing, all in one place. It's a single place
    to create, track, and grade writing assignments, provide writing resources, and
    exchange meaningful, personalized feedback with students, quickly and easily.
    And, Writing Space can also check students' work for improper citation or
    plagiarism by comparing it against the world's most accurate text comparison
    database available from Turnitin.


Connections and Relevance

  • NEW! Continuing Presence of the Past feature helps students understand how the arts of past remain relevant today. A new feature, Continuing Presence of the Past, identified with a special icon in each chapter, connects an artwork from that period to a contemporary artwork in MyArtsLab. This connection helps students to understand how the past has informed the present work, supporting the book’s emphasis on continuity and change.


Critical Thinking Emphasis

  • NEW! Critically evaluate works of art. Something to Think About critical thinking questions coincide with each Closer Look enabling students to further apply their knowledge of the work.

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes


Chapter 22:

  • New image of Amsterdam with Franz Hogenbergh’s City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Pat Steir is compared to Dutch still lifes
  • The Rembrandt Self-Portrait of 1659 in the National Portrait Gallery, Washington has replaced the Frick Self-Portrait

 

Chapter 23: The Baroque Court

  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” an installation at Versailles by Joana Vasconcelos is featured
  • Extended discussion of Poussin, with the addition of his Landscape with Saint John on Patmos
  • The section on Puritan and Cavalier Literature has been condensed, and the Anne Bradstreet reading has been removed
  • Some section headings have been adjusted for easier flow of text.

 

Chapter 24

  • The section on English gardens has been moved from the Rococo chapter 25 to this chapter, with an added discussion of Alexander Pope’s villa at Twickenham.
  • The section on factories and the Industrial Revolution has been condensed.


Chapter 25

 

  • New image of the concert hall at Sanssouci Palace
  • An example of a “Hong bowl” has been added, along with the image of Wang Hui’s The Colors of Mount Taihang.
  • The discussion of jade carving has been removed, and the section on English gardens moved to Chapter 24

 

Chapter 26

  • The discussion of Angelica Kauffmann has been re-written, with a new example of her work
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Kara Walker is compared to William Blake’s depictions of slaves

 

Chapter 27

  • The sections on American Romantic landscapes, the Transcendentalists, and Melville’s Moby Dick have been moved to Chapter 29
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Devorah Sperber is compared to Goya

 

Chapter 28

  • The discussion of literary realism in the United States has been moved to Chapter 29
  • Balzac’s Father Goriot has been addded
  • The discussion of Darwin has been removed
  • A work by Rosa Bonheur has been added to the section on Realist painters


Chapter 29

  • Coverage of the American national identity has been significantly reorganized, taking  material from Chapters 27, 28, and 29 and brought into a single chapter
  • There is expanded coverage of literature with the inclusion of Washington Irving (“Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”) and James Fenimore Cooper (an excerpt from The Pioneers)
  • Readings are taken from Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
  • The  American Civil War has been moved to Chapter 29, including new coverage of the events leading up to the Civil War



Chapter 30

  • The discussion of Haussmannization is expanded to include Caillebotte’s Paris Street, Rainy Day
  • The previous edition’s chapter on Paris in the 1850’s and 1860’s has been placed within this chapter
  • The sections on Western colonial aspirations have some new text, with some images removed
  • The “Continuity and Change” inset now focuses on Manet’s The Gare of Saint-Lazare.

 

Chapter 31

  • For “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Lee nam Lee is included in reference to Monet
  • Expands its coverage of literature with a discus­sion of and excerpt from John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty



Chapter 32

  • New examples of weaving, basketry, and a Ghost Dance dress found in Native American cultures
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Greg Colfax is compared to Navajo crafts

 

Chapter 33

  • The discussion of Gustav Klimt and his painting Judith I is moved to the Art Nouveau section, replacing Jan Toorop
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Robert Colescott is compared to van Gogh

 

Chapter 35

  • For “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Sherrie Levine is compared to Duchamp’s Fountain
  • Removed reading excerpt from Malevich’s The Non-Objective World
  • Added new reading from Joyce’s Ulysses

 

Chapter 36

  • New images of the Chrysler Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House
  • The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Ed Ruscha is featured in reference to the “Hollywoodland” sign

 

Chapter 37

  • New images of Bauhaus works, including the addition of a book cover by Theo van Doesburg
  • New images of Thomas Hart Benton’s Missouri Mural, Philippe Giraud’s photograph of Auschwitz, and the Seagram Building
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Peter Doig is compared to Bauhaus architecture

 

Chapter 38

  • The chapter opening images is now a photograph of Nuremberg after an Allied air raid
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a work by Mike Bidlo is compared to Warhol

 

Chapter 39

  • Includes new material on “low impact” environmental art, with images by Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy, replacing the one on Michael Heizer
  • A work by Mel Bochner now introduces the section on male identity

 

Chapter 40

  • Adds significantly to its coverage of time-based media with the inclusion of Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves and Phil Collins’s the world won’t listen
  • “The Continuing Presence of the Past,” a recent painting by Gerhard Richter is shown in comparison to works from the 80s and 90s
  • A recent work by Takashi Murakami has been added to “The Asian Worldview” section



Table of Contents

In this Section:

I) Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

PART FOUR

Chapter 21. The Baroque in Italy: The Church and its Appeal

Chapter 22. The Secular Baroque in the North: The Art of Observation

Chapter 23. The Baroque Court: Absolute Power and Royal Patronage

Chapter 24. The Rise of the Enlightenment in England: The Claims of Reason

Chapter 25.  The Rococo and the Enlightenment on the Continent : Privilege and Reason

Chapter 26.  The Rights of Man: Revolution and the Neoclassical Style

 

PART FIVE

Chapter 27. The Romantic World View: The Self in Nature and the Nature of Self

Chapter 28. Industry and the Working Class: A new Realism

Chapter 29. Defining a Nation: American National Identity and the Challenge of Civil War

Chapter 30. Global Confrontation and Modern Life: The Quest for Cultural Identity

Chapter 31. The Promise of Renewal: Hope and Possibility in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe

Chapter 32. The Course of Empire: Expansion and Conflict in America

Chapter 33. The Fin de Siècle: Toward the Modern

 

PART SIX

Chapter 34. The Era of Invention: Paris and the Modern World

Chapter 35. The Great War and Its Impact: A lost Generation and A New Imagination

Chapter 36. New York, Skyscraper Culture, and the Jazz Age: Making it New

Chapter 37. The Age of Anxiety: Fascism and Depression, Holocaust and Bomb

Chapter 38. After the War: Existential Doubt, Artistic Triumph, and the Culture of Consumption

Chapter 39. Multiplicity and Diversity: Cultures of Liberation and Identity in the 1960s and 1970s

Chapter 40. Without Boundaries: Multiple Meanings in a Postmodern World 

  

 

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

PART FOUR

Excess, Inquiry, and Restraint, 1600-1800

 

Chapter 21. The Baroque in Italy: The Church and its Appeal

Baroque Style and the Counter-Reformation  

The Drama of Painting: Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti  

Venice and Baroque Music  

 

Chapter 22. The Secular Baroque in the North: The Art of Observation

Calvinist Amsterdam: City of Contradictions  

The Science of Observation 

Dutch Vernacular Painting: Art of the Familiar  

The Baroque Keyboard 

 

Chapter 23. The Baroque Court: Absolute Power and Royal Patronage

Absolutism and the Arts: Louis XIV and the French Court  

The Art and Politics of the English Court  

The Arts of the Spanish Court  

The Baroque in the Americas

 

Chapter 24. The Rise of the Enlightenment in England: The Claims of Reason

The New London: Absolutism Versus Enlightenment  

The English Enlightenment  

Literacy and the New Print Culture  

Exploration in the Enlightenment  

 

Chapter 25.  The Rococo and the Enlightenment on the Continent : Privilege and Reason

The Rococo  

The Philosophes   

Rococo and Classical Music  

China and Europe: Cross-Cultural Contact  

 

Chapter 26.  The Rights of Man: Revolution and the Neoclassical Style

The American and French Revolutions  

The Rights of Woman  

The Neoclassical Spirit  

Napoleon and Neoclassical Paris  

The Issue of Slavery 

 

PART FIVE

Romanticism, Realism, and Empire

 

Chapter 27. The Romantic World View: The Self in Nature and the Nature of Self

The Romantic Imagination  

Romanticism’s Darker Realities  

Goya’s Tragic Vision  

Beethoven and the Rise of Romantic Music

 

Chapter 28. Industry and the Working Class: A new Realism

The Industrial City: Conditions in London  

Reformists Respond: Utopian Socialism, Medievalism, and Christian Reform  

Literary Realism  

French Painting: The Dialogue between Idealism and Realism  

Photography: Realism’s Pencil of Light

 

Chapter 29. Defining a Nation: American National Identity and the Challenge of Civil War

American Landscape: The Cultivated and the Sublime  

Transcendentalism and the American Romantics  

The Abolitionist Movement  

The Civil War 

 

Chapter 30. Global Confrontation and Modern Life: The Quest for Cultural Identity

The Revolutions of 1848  

Paris in the 1850s and 1860s  

Empire and the Colonial Aspirations of the West 

 

Chapter 31. The Promise of Renewal: Hope and Possibility in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe

French Impressionism  

Russian Realism and the Quest for the Russian Soul  

Britain and the Design of Social Reform  

 

Chapter 32. The Course of Empire: Expansion and Conflict in America

The Native American in Myth and Reality  

Walt Whitman’s America  

The American Abroad  

Chicago and the Columbian Exposition of 1893  

 

Chapter 33. The Fin de Siècle: Toward the Modern

The Paris Exposition of 1889  

The Fin de Siècle: From Naturalism to Symbolism  

Post-Impressionist Painting  

Toward the Modern  

Africa and Empire 

 

PART SIX

Modernism and the Globalization of Cultures: 1900 to the Present

 

Chapter 34. The Era of Invention: Paris and the Modern World

Pablo Picasso’s Paris: At the Heart of the Modern  

The Expressionist Movement: Modernism in Germany and Austria  

Early Twentieth-Century Literature  1134

The Origins of Cinema

 

Chapter 35. The Great War and Its Impact: A lost Generation and A New Imagination

Trench Warfare and the Literary Imagination  

Escape from Despair: Dada in the Capitals  

Russia: Art and Revolution  

Freud, Jung, and the Art of the Unconscious  

Experimentation and the Literary Life: The Stream-of-Consciousness Novel

 

Chapter 36. New York, Skyscraper Culture, and the Jazz Age: Making it New

The Harlem Renaissance

Skyscraper and Machine: Architecture in New York  

Making It New: The Art of Place  

The Golden Age of Silent Film 

 

Chapter 37. The Age of Anxiety: Fascism and Depression, Holocaust and Bomb

The Glitter and Angst of Berlin  

The Rise of Fascism  

Revolution in Mexico  

The Great Depression in America  

Cinema: The Talkies and Color  

World War II

 

Chapter 38. After the War: Existential Doubt, Artistic Triumph, and the Culture of Consumption

Europe after the War: The Existential Quest  

America after the War: Triumph and Doubt  

The Beat Generation and the Art of Inclusiveness  

Pop Art  

Minimalism in Art

 

Chapter 39. Multiplicity and Diversity: Cultures of Liberation and Identity in the 1960s and 1970s

Black Identity  

The Vietnam War: Rebellion and the Arts  

High and Low: The Example of Music  

The Birth of the Feminist Era  

Questions of Male Identity 

 

Chapter 40. Without Boundaries: Multiple Meanings in a Postmodern World

Postmodern Architecture: Complexity, Contradiction, and Globalization  

Pluralism and Postmodern Theory  

Pluralism and Diversity in the Arts 

 

Author

Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Washington. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series, A World of Art: Works in Progress, aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including A World of Art, The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams, The Object of Performance: The American Avante-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.