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" ... provides both a topical and chronological approach to the humanities. Part I, "The Media of the Arts," offers independent chapters on two dimensional art (drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography), sculpture, architecture, music, literature, theatre, cinema, and dance. Part II, "The Styles of the Arts," is a chronological history of the arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, organized by artistic discipline and focusing on styles rather than encyclopedic detail."--Publisher.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Dennis J. Sporre
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 431 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0205858228


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Genre Book : Arts
Author Book : Dennis J. Sporre
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Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0536683492


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This work provides an introduction to the history of art, Western as well as non-Western. The first part presents the available media and how each works. The second part traces a history of various artistic styles to demonstrate how artists have used those media to portray human reality.

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Genre Book : Arts
Author Book : Sporre
Publisher :
Release Book : 2000-07
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0130225657


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This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and The Real Housewives, the author examines the combined effects of narcissism and consumerism, shedding light on the ways in which people are pushed to focus on their own biographies and self-promotion to the point of creating a false self within the individual and the development of a sense of dissatisfaction, dis-ease and unhappiness. Applying Freud’s concept of narcissism and tracing it through the work of key social theorists including Durkheim, Lasch, Goffman, Riesman, Baudrillard and Giddens, The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television constitutes an insightful analysis of the modern ideology of greatness, perfection or ‘being the best’, that permeates society – an ideology that overwhelms and ultimately drives the individual to dissemble and project an artificial self. A compelling argument for the importance of understanding the persistence of a powerful and dangerous trait in modern society, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and cultural and media studies with interests in reality television, celebrity culture and modern narcissism.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Megan Collins
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2017-12-14
Download Book : 172 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781315463476


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Author Book : Ken Pimentel
Publisher :
Release Book : 1992
Download Book : 301 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0070634092


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Written by a team of world-renowned artists, researchers and practitioners - all pioneers in using augmented reality based creative works and installations as a new form of art - this is the first book to explore the exciting new field of augmented reality art and its enabling technologies. As well as investigating augmented reality as a novel artistic medium the book covers cultural, social, spatial and cognitive facets of augmented reality art. Intended as a starting point for exploring this new fascinating area of research and creative practice it will be essential reading not only for artists, researchers and technology developers, but also for students (graduates and undergraduates) and all those interested in emerging augmented reality technology and its current and future applications in art.

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Genre Book : Computers
Author Book : Vladimir Geroimenko
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2014-06-17
Download Book : 314 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783319062037


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A look at how Big Data can be put to positive use, from helping users break bad habits to tracking the global spread of disease. Big Data is made up of lots of little data: numbers entered into cell phones, addresses entered into GPS devices, visits to websites, online purchases, ATM transactions, and any other activity that leaves a digital trail. Although the abuse of Big Data—surveillance, spying, hacking—has made headlines, it shouldn't overshadow the abundant positive applications of Big Data. In Reality Mining, Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene cut through the hype and the headlines to explore the positive potential of Big Data, showing the ways in which the analysis of Big Data (“Reality Mining”) can be used to improve human systems as varied as political polling and disease tracking, while considering user privacy. Eagle, a recognized expert in the field, and Greene, an experienced technology journalist, describe Reality Mining at five different levels: the individual, the neighborhood and organization, the city, the nation, and the world. For each level, they first offer a nontechnical explanation of data collection methods and then describe applications and systems that have been or could be built. These include a mobile app that helps smokers quit smoking; a workplace “knowledge system”; the use of GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile phone data to manage and predict traffic flows; and the analysis of social media to track the spread of disease. Eagle and Greene argue that Big Data, used respectfully and responsibly, can help people live better, healthier, and happier lives.

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Genre Book : Computers
Author Book : Nathan Eagle
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Book : 2014-08-08
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780262324571


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"Provides an introductory, straight-forward, and response-oriented overview of the arts " "Perceiving the Arts "presents the basic formal, technical, experiential, and contextual qualities of the arts in a brief, clear, and factual manner. Students will develop confidence in approaching the arts and will gain skills that encourage life-long artistic and cultural engagement. Intended to provide a basic overview of the major artistic disciplines - drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, and literature - the book teaches readers what to look and listen for in the humanities. MyArtsLab is an integral part of the Sporre program. Engaging activities and assessment are part of a teaching and learning system that helps students gain a broader understanding of arts and cultures. With MyArtsLab, students can explore in-depth analyses of relevant artwork, architecture, artistic techniques, and more. NOTE: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MyArtsLab, order the package ISBN: 0205991610 / 9780205991617 Perceiving the Arts Plus NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card PackagePackage consists of: 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card020599511X / 9780205995110 Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Dennis J. Sporre
Publisher : Pearson
Release Book : 2014-01-22
Download Book : 264 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0205980473


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Over the last few decades, film has increasingly become an issue of philosophical reflection from an ontological and epistemological perspective, and the claim “doing philosophy through film” has raised extensive discussion about its meaning. The mechanical reproduction of reality is one of the most prominent philosophical questions raised by the emergence of film at the end of the nineteenth century, inquiring into the ontological nature of both reality and film. Yet the nature of this audio-photographic and moving reproduction of reality constitutes an ontological puzzle, which has widely been disregarded as a main line of enquiry with direct consequences for philosophy. Regarding this background, this volume brings together the best papers from the Lisbon Conference on Philosophy and Film: Thinking Reality and Time through Film, held in 2014. What they all have in common is the discussion of new aspects and approaches of how philosophy relates to film. Whether by philosophizing through concrete examples of films or whether looking at film’s ontological reliance on time and image, or its intra-active entanglement with reality or truth, this book explores grasp film’s nature philosophically, and provides new insights for the film philosopher and the filmmaker, as well as for the freshman fascinated by film for philosophical reasons.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Christine Reeh
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Book : 2017-03-07
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ISBN-10 : 9781443879583


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In-depth discussion of the value of scientific theories, bringing together and advancing current important debates in realism.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : Samuel Schindler
Publisher :
Release Book : 2018-05-24
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781108422260