Culture and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities, Volume 2,
8th Edition

Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich, Lois Fichner-Rathus

ISBN-13: 9781285458199 | ISBN-10: 1285458192

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 480 pages

List Price USD $199.95


CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES takes you on a fascinating tour of some of the world's most significant examples of art, music, philosophy, and literature, from the beginnings of civilization to today. New features in the eighth edition are designed to make it easy for you to understand the influence of historical events and values on the works produced by each culture--guided discussions of all of the readings, chapter previews, timelines, "Compare and Contrast" sections, "Big Picture" reviews at the end of each chapter, and high-quality images with clear captions. Volume 2 covers the High Renaissance to the 21st Century.

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Lawrence S. Cunningham is John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. The author or editor of over 25 books and hundreds of essays and reviews, his books reflect his interest in the history of Christian spirituality, hagiography, the intersection of theology and culture, as well as the relationship of contemplation and action. Professor Cunningham is the recipient of three honorary doctorates and the winner of Notre Dame's Presidential Award for service to academy and church (2002) and the Christus Magister award from the University of Portland in 2011 for distinguished scholarship and teaching. He has served as a visiting lecturer in this country and in Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

A native of England, John J. Reich was trained as a classical archaeologist and did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Manchester. He is an authority on Minoan civilization, pre-Roman Italy, and music. Professor Reich is associated with the Syracuse University study program in Florence, Italy. He lectures frequently in Europe and the United States on history, art, and the humanities and is the author of many scholarly articles and several books, including ITALY BEFORE ROME (1979).

Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York.

  • NEW: "The Big Picture," a visual summary that closes each chapter, provides a helpful full-page resource for review and retention. It includes a bulleted listing of the most important characteristics of each period discussed in the chapter, accompanied by small illustrations of characteristic works of the period.
  • NEW: "Compare + Contrast" helps students develop critical-thinking skills. This new feature presents two or more works of art or literature side by side, discusses the characteristics of each work, and poses questions that help students focus on the stylistic and technical similarities and differences.
  • NEW: Integrated readings throughout each chapter are accompanied by guided discussions to help students make connections and understand the significance of each selection.
  • NEW: This edition presents expanded coverage of photography, film, and digital media.
  • NEW: Chapter-opening preview sections connect events from the previous chapter and set the stage for the material to come.
  • Each chapter includes a discussion of the role of music, the characteristics of the music, and the significance of important works within each culture and historical period.
  • The timeline at the beginning of each chapter includes a listing of key events, providing students with historical context for the culture and values that developed and emerged during the period and location under discussion.
  • The "Voices" boxes that appear in each chapter are excerpted from letters, journals, and narratives of the covered time period. They provide students with first-hand insights into the day-to-day concerns and experiences of the individuals living during each historical period.
  • CULTURE AND VALUES: A SURVEY OF THE WESTERN HUMANITIES provides a well-balanced blend of art, literature, philosophy, and music for Western culture throughout history--all presented in a clear, conversational style.
  • Each image includes a clear caption that helps your students understand and remember the significance of each site or work of art.

Table of Contents

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The Arts: An Introduction.
12. The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy.
13. The High Renaissance in the North.
14. The Seventeenth Century: The Baroque Era.
15. The Eighteenth Century.
16. Romanticism, Realism, and Photography.
17. Toward the Modern Era: 1870-1914.
18. The World at War.
19. The Contemporary Contour.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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