ISBN-10:
0205881475
ISBN-13:
9780205881475
Pub. Date:
01/18/2013
Publisher:
Pearson
Adventures in the Human Spirit / Edition 7

Adventures in the Human Spirit / Edition 7

by Philip E. Bishop, Margaret J. Manos
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Overview

A historical survey of the western humanities in a single-volume text.

Adventures in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts, philosophy, and religion. Appropriate for students with little background in the arts and humanities, this single-volume text approaches the humanities by focusing on principal events, styles, movements, and figures. The seventh edition engages students with new chapter-opening spreads, a refreshed color palette, and a clear pedagogical structure.

New author Margaret Manos maintains the late Philip E. Bishop’s approachability to understanding western humanities, bringing the past to life. The new edition continues to contain Bishop’s coverage of music, religion, literature, philosophy, and science.

MyArtsLab is an integral part of the Bishop program. Key learning applications include Closer Look tours, Art 21 and Studio Technique videos, and 360-degree architectural panoramas and simulations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205881475
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/18/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 426,410
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Preface

This third edition of Adventures in the Human Spirit enhances a book that strives to be the most readable and teachable single-volume survey of the humanities available. It summarizes historical developments in the arts, religion, philosophy, and science of the Western world, with emphasis on the connection between ideas and cultural creation. The conciseness and coherence of previous editions remain, as do the features that invite readers to begin a thoughtful and lifelong conversation with the humanities.

The most visible improvement in this edition is the welcome addition of color photographs on nearly every page – a boon to readers, who can study visual arts in detail. A summary of key topics now heads each chapter, giving readers an easy overview of what follows. I have revised the Key Concepts in several chapters, giving several a more philosophical cast. "Civilizations and Progress" (Chapter 2) considers our notions of human progress in light of recent discoveries. "Skepticism" (Chapter 9) and "Empiricism" (Chapter 10) stress the philosophical roots of the modern scientific attitude. "Imagination" (Chapter 12) and "Human Will" (Chapter 13) introduce readers to philosophical ideas that were widely applied in the art, literature, and science of the nineteenth-century West. In each case, these concepts can be connected to other themes in each chapter and to the culture and values of our contemporary world.

Other sections of the text have been revised following recent scholarship. The treatment of Italian Renaissance culture gives greater space to women musicians and to the Italians' innovations in theatrical design. The achievements ofwomen are accorded more attention, from the Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola to the photographer Imogen Cunningham. In the twentieth century, I have added brief discussions of the Mexican muralists, art deco design, and classical Hollywood cinema. The last chapter ends with pointed examples of the truly global culture that is emerging as the new century begins. Many of these new topics are punctuated by attractive new illustrations.

These additions have been achieved without adding to the book's length or bulk, in keeping with its primary aim: to be the one volume on Western art and ideas that readers will keep on their shelf for a lifetime. I trust that students using this book will find a text that they can read and understand on their own. I hope they also find the questions that provoke them to question, debate, and explore far beyond the boundaries of these four hundred and fifty or so pages.

I am grateful to many for their assistance in making this edition possible. My most important critics have been students at Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida. My relentlessly enthusiastic chairman Richard Rietveld and our department staff – especially Sonia Navarro and Bunnie Jackson – provide constant encouragement. I owe much to the loyal support of my colleagues at Valencia and elsewhere. Mary Jo Pecht, Kenneth Marshall, and Donald Tuthill, among others, have provided specific assistance on this edition. At Prentice Hall, my publisher Bud Therirn and editorial supervisor Kimberly Chastain urged me on to complete this edition sooner than I thought possible. It was a pleasure to work again with Elisabeth Ingles, ever cheerful and a professional to the last detail, in producing the text. Her sharp eye saved me from many errors. Picture researcher Maureen Cowdroy found many stunning new illustrations and designers Melinda Welch and Paul Barren accommodated them into a handsome format. For reviewing the manuscript, I am indebted to:

• Cortland Bellevance, Atlantic Cape Community College
• Cyndia Susan Clegg, Pepperdine University
• Mary Francey, University of Utah
• Howard Kerner, Polk Community College and Nova Southeastern University
• Mark Luprecht, University of Arizona
• Charles Mahan, Chattanooga State Technical Community College
• David Simmons, Brevard Community College
• James Walter, Sinclair Community College.

As they have reached college age, my children Shaughna and Aaron have become not only one reason I work at this but also a new and special audience. The other reason is Kira, my true and constant companion. This third edition is lovingly dedicated to my parnents, Harry and Verna Bishop.

Philip Bishop
Orlando, Florida
2001

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: An Invitation to Adventure

Chapter 2: The Ancient World

Chapter 3: Ancient Greece

Chapter 4: Ancient Rome

Chapter 5: Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Chapter 6: The Early Middle Ages

Chapter 7: The Late Middle Ages

Chapter 8: The Renaissance in Italy

Chapter 9: Reformation and Late Renaissance

Chapter 10: The Baroque

Chapter 11: The Enlightenment

Chapter 12: Revolution and Romanticism

Chapter 13: The Industrial Age

Chapter 14: Modernism

Chapter 15: The Contemporary Spirit

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: An Invitation to Adventure

Creating a Sense of Self

The Visual Arts

The Performing Arts

The Literary Arts

An Invitation to Adventure

Chapter 2: The Ancient World

Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Asia

Ancient America

Chapter 3: Ancient Greece

Early Greece

The Classical Period

Classical Greek Art

Greek Theater and Music

Classical Greek Philosophy

The Hellenistic Age

Chapter 4: Ancient Rome

The Drama of Roman History

The Art of an Empire

Roman Art and Daily Life

The Romans as Poets and Thinkers

Chapter 5: Monotheism: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

The Judaic Tradition

The Rise of Christianity

Philosophy: Classical and Christian

The Christian Empires: Rome and Byzantium

Christianity and the Arts

The Rise of Islam

Chapter 6: The Early Middle Ages

The Age of Charlemagne

Feudal Europe

Monasticism

The Romanesque Style

Early Medieval Music and Drama

The Medieval Philosopher

Chapter 7: The Late Middle Ages

The Gothic Awakening

The Gothic Style

Music and Theater in the Gothic Age

The New Learning

Court and City in the Late Middle Ages

The Late Gothic

Chapter 8: The Renaissance in Italy

The Renaissance Spirit in Italy

The Arts in Early Renaissance Italy

Renaissance Genius

The High Renaissance in Rome

Chapter 9: Reformation and Late Renaissance

The Reformation

The Rise of Northern Europe

Art and Humanism in Northern Europe

The Elizabethan Age

The Late Renaissance in Italy and Spain

Chapter 10: The Baroque

The Baroque in Italy

The Baroque in Spain

The Baroque in France

The Protestant Baroque

The New Science

The English Compromise

Chapter 11: The Enlightenment

The Rococo Style

The Enlightenment

The Bourgeois Response

Music in the Age of Enlightenment

The Neoclassical Style

The Age of Satire

Chapter 12: Revolution and Romanticism

Revolutions and Rights

The Romantic Hero

Music and Dance in the Romantic Age

Elements of Romanticism

Chapter 13: The Industrial Age

Materialism and Progress

Music and Modernity

Late Romantics and Early Moderns

The Dark Side of Progress

Chapter 14: Modernism

A Turbulent Century

Modernism in Art

The Modern Mind

Modernist Music and Architecture

Art and Politics

In the American Grain

Chapter 15: The Contemporary Spirit

The Age of Anxiety

Art and Architecture in Postwar America

The Sixties

The Postmodern

Global Awareness

Preface

This third edition of Adventures in the Human Spirit enhances a book that strives to be the most readable and teachable single-volume survey of the humanities available. It summarizes historical developments in the arts, religion, philosophy, and science of the Western world, with emphasis on the connection between ideas and cultural creation. The conciseness and coherence of previous editions remain, as do the features that invite readers to begin a thoughtful and lifelong conversation with the humanities.

The most visible improvement in this edition is the welcome addition of color photographs on nearly every page – a boon to readers, who can study visual arts in detail. A summary of key topics now heads each chapter, giving readers an easy overview of what follows. I have revised the Key Concepts in several chapters, giving several a more philosophical cast. "Civilizations and Progress" (Chapter 2) considers our notions of human progress in light of recent discoveries. "Skepticism" (Chapter 9) and "Empiricism" (Chapter 10) stress the philosophical roots of the modern scientific attitude. "Imagination" (Chapter 12) and "Human Will" (Chapter 13) introduce readers to philosophical ideas that were widely applied in the art, literature, and science of the nineteenth-century West. In each case, these concepts can be connected to other themes in each chapter and to the culture and values of our contemporary world.

Other sections of the text have been revised following recent scholarship. The treatment of Italian Renaissance culture gives greater space to women musicians and to the Italians' innovations in theatrical design. The achievements of women are accordedmore attention, from the Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola to the photographer Imogen Cunningham. In the twentieth century, I have added brief discussions of the Mexican muralists, art deco design, and classical Hollywood cinema. The last chapter ends with pointed examples of the truly global culture that is emerging as the new century begins. Many of these new topics are punctuated by attractive new illustrations.

These additions have been achieved without adding to the book's length or bulk, in keeping with its primary aim: to be the one volume on Western art and ideas that readers will keep on their shelf for a lifetime. I trust that students using this book will find a text that they can read and understand on their own. I hope they also find the questions that provoke them to question, debate, and explore far beyond the boundaries of these four hundred and fifty or so pages.

I am grateful to many for their assistance in making this edition possible. My most important critics have been students at Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida. My relentlessly enthusiastic chairman Richard Rietveld and our department staff – especially Sonia Navarro and Bunnie Jackson – provide constant encouragement. I owe much to the loyal support of my colleagues at Valencia and elsewhere. Mary Jo Pecht, Kenneth Marshall, and Donald Tuthill, among others, have provided specific assistance on this edition. At Prentice Hall, my publisher Bud Therirn and editorial supervisor Kimberly Chastain urged me on to complete this edition sooner than I thought possible. It was a pleasure to work again with Elisabeth Ingles, ever cheerful and a professional to the last detail, in producing the text. Her sharp eye saved me from many errors. Picture researcher Maureen Cowdroy found many stunning new illustrations and designers Melinda Welch and Paul Barren accommodated them into a handsome format. For reviewing the manuscript, I am indebted to:

• Cortland Bellevance, Atlantic Cape Community College
• Cyndia Susan Clegg, Pepperdine University
• Mary Francey, University of Utah
• Howard Kerner, Polk Community College and Nova Southeastern University
• Mark Luprecht, University of Arizona
• Charles Mahan, Chattanooga State Technical Community College
• David Simmons, Brevard Community College
• James Walter, Sinclair Community College.

As they have reached college age, my children Shaughna and Aaron have become not only one reason I work at this but also a new and special audience. The other reason is Kira, my true and constant companion. This third edition is lovingly dedicated to my parnents, Harry and Verna Bishop.

Philip Bishop
Orlando, Florida
2001

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