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A top-seller since it first published in 1955, FLEMING'S ARTS and IDEAS chronologically explores a breadth of humanities topics from antiquity to the present. New author Mary Warner Marien continues the text's tradition of combining outstanding scholarship with high quality art reproductions, while at the same time bringing a new contemporary voice to this classic text. FLEMING'S ARTS and IDEAS challenges students to see the links between common purposes, themes, and ideas in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy.
- Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and works.
- Technology resources listed at the end of each chapter allow students to access valuable resources such as iLrn, Web links, InfoTrac readings, and more.
- New WebTutor online resource gives professors and students a virtual environment rich with study, course management, and communication tools.
- New Maps, better illustrate important historical places discussed in the text.
- Student companion web site offers students numerous resources.
- Exploring Humanities CD-ROM, included free with each new copy of the text, provides resources and useful tools that make learning the material covered in the course come to life. The CD-ROM is organized by major fields within the Humanities: art, architecture, literature, philosophy, music, dance, and theater and includes readings and documents, interactive timelines, extensive learning modules, music flashcards, and an extensive collection of links that will direct students to many online resources. These additional resources include maps, documents, and visuals, a link to all of Wadsworth�s Humanities titles, a glossary of Humanities terms, links to major museums, and chronologies that place developments in the Humanities in historical context.
- 200 new works of art and predominantly 4-color throughout.
- Increased discussions of photography, film, and mass media.
- Increased coverage of women and other marginalized authors, artists, and works.
- New text-specific audio CD includes musical examples from the text.
- "Then and Now" sections discuss contrasts between the past and the present.
- Musical Examples and audio selections on an accompanying CD clarify and demonstrate important features of music from the ancient world to the present.
- Chronologies/Timelines of major events open each chapter and set important context and background.
- Chapter ending "Ideas" sections offer students opportunity to further explore topics within the chapter.
1. The Origins of Western Art.
Part 1: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD.
2. Athens in the Fifth Century B.C.E.
3. Hellenistic Style.
4. Roman Style.
Part 2: EARLY CHRISTIAN, BYZANTINE, AND MEDIEVAL STYLES.
5. Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Styles.
6. Romanesque Style.
7. Gothic Style.
8. International Styles in the Late Medieval Period.
Part 3: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.
9. Florentine Renaissance Style.
10. Roman Renaissance Style.
11. Northern Renaissance and Reformation Style.
12. The Venetian Renaissance and the Rise of International Mannerism..
"Fleming is the godfather of survey texts and is the standard by which all others are compared."
"Every page is a treasure of knowledge, filled with connections between the various fields of learning. My students are always inspired by the way Fleming can take complex subjects and make them seem real and accessible." "Dozens of students have told me that they sold all of their books back to the bookstore at the end of the semester--except this one. They are extremely pleased that they can now understand the things that at once seemed so foreign to them."
"Dozens of students have told me that they sold all of their books back to the bookstore at the end of the semester--except this one. They are extremely pleased that they can now understand the things that at once seemed so foreign to them."
"The illustrations for this text are sumptuous. There’s no other word for Fleming’s book: beautiful. And the selections of images are the ones I would want, and more."
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.
ExamView® computerized testing easily allows you to customize the test bank provided in the Instructor's Manual or to create your own. The CD-ROM is cross-platform and will work on Windows or Macintosh.
Contains 75 carefully selected, high-quality images from the text.
Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The manual provides a summary of the lecture content for each chapter, key words, and topics for discussion. The test bank includes multiple choice, essay, and identification questions.