Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
Author: Bruce Cole,Adelheid M. Gealt
Release: 1991-12-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780671747282
Language: en
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Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

The Art of War in the Western World

The Art of War in the Western World
Author: Archer Jones
Release: 2001
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 770
ISBN: 0252069668
Language: en
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"The magnum opus of one of America's most respected military historians, "The Art of War in the Western World" has earned its place as the standard work on how the three major operational components of war - tactics, logistics, and strategy - have evolved and changed over time. This monumental work encompasses 2,500 years of military history, from infantry combat in ancient Greece through the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War and from the Napoleonic campaigns through World War II, which Jones sees as the culmination of modern warfare, to the Israeli-Egyptian War of 1973".

Prehistoric to Classical Painting

Prehistoric to Classical Painting
Author: Gianguido Belloni
Release: 2021-09-10
Editor: Hassell Street Press
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1015133444
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Art of the Non Western World

Art of the Non Western World
Author: Nancy L. Kelker
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0190263105
Language: en
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Art of the Non-Western World: Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas gives students the tools to better understand and appreciate the arts in a global world. It offers an in-depth, contextual exploration of the art from the larger world beyond the European tradition, including painting, sculpture, pottery, graphic arts, and architecture of Asia, the Americas, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, from the Neolithic to the Contemporary. All new print and electronic versions of Art of the Non-Western World come with access to a full suite of engaging digital learning tools.

Great Paintings of the Western World

Great Paintings of the Western World
Author: Alison Gallup,Gerhard Gruitrooy,Elizabeth M. Weisberg
Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: JG Press
Pages: 648
ISBN: 1572154497
Language: en
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GREAT PAINTINGS OF THE WESTERN WORLD features 300 of the most splendid works of Western art of all time. Accompanying this magnificent art is a concise, penetrating text that presents each painting in its historical, social, and artistic perspective. From Giotto to Gauguin, from Whistler to Warhol, here is a private guided tour of some of the most remarkable creations on earth. 300 color plates.

Effortless Living

Effortless Living
Author: Jason Gregory
Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781620557143
Language: en
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A guide for achieving an enlightened mind through the art of non-doing • Details meditation practices, focused on stillness of the mind, along with Patanjali’s yoga methods to maintain a consciousness referred to as “being in the zone” • Builds on Taoist, Confucian, and Hindu principles along with scientific findings to support wu-wei--the art of non-doing, non-forcing--as a way of life • Explains how wu-wei practitioners cultivate intelligent spontaneity and effortless action to allow the natural harmony of the cosmos to prevail The practice of non-doing, non-forcing is an essential aspect of Taoism known as wu-wei. Attributed to the great sage Lao-tzu, the philosophy of wu-wei teaches you how to develop a natural state of consciousness not bound by thought or preconceived limitations. Experienced by the greatest artists, athletes, musicians, and writers, this heightened state of consciousness, referred to as “being in the zone,” is where intelligent spontaneity and effortless action flourish via a practice rooted in permitting the natural harmony of the cosmos to prevail. Merging Taoist philosophy, Hindu principles, and Confucianism along with scientific findings, Jason Gregory outlines the practice of wu-wei as a vehicle to realize our innate freedom, revealing that when we release our ego and allow life to unfold as it will, we align ourselves more closely with our goals and cultivate skill and mastery along the way. Equating “being in the zone” with a stillness of the mind, Gregory shares meditation practices coupled with yoga exercises from Patanjali that allow you to approach life with a mastery of acceptance, releasing deluded beliefs of how to achieve success that make your mind “sticky” and poised for conflict. The author shows how practicing wu-wei paradoxically empowers you to accomplish all that you desire by having no intention to do so, as well as allowing you to become receptive to nature’s blueprint for expressing beauty. Revealing wisdom utilized by renowned sages, artists, and athletes who have adapted “being in the zone” as a way of life, the author shows that wu-wei can yield a renewed sense of trust in many aspects of your daily life, making each day more effortless. As an avid wu-wei practitioner, he provides keen insight on how you, too, can experience the beauty of achieving an enlightened, effortless mind while reveling in the process of life’s unfolding.

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World
Author: Milo Arlington Wold,Edmund Cykler
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:1055439838
Language: en
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The Great Books of the Western World

The Great Books of the Western World
Author: Paul F. Kisak
Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 574
ISBN: 197590205X
Language: en
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This 2 volume set gives a synopsis of more than 500 of these Great Books of The Western World by 161 authors which originally consisted of over 6 feet of books in 54 volumes.The Great Books of Western The Western World are books that are thought to constitute an essential foundation in the literature of Western culture. Specified sets of great books typically range from 100 to 150, though they differ according to purpose and context. For instance, some lists are built to be read by undergraduates in a college semester system (130 books, Torrey Honors Institute), some are compiled to be sold as a single set of volumes (500 books, Mortimer Adler), while some lists aim at a thorough literary criticism (2,400 books, Harold Bloom).The great books are those that tradition, and various institutions and authorities, have regarded as constituting or best expressing the foundations of Western culture (the Western canon is a similar but broader designation); derivatively the term also refers to a curriculum or method of education based around a list of such books. Mortimer Adler lists three criteria for including a book on the list:* the book has contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times;* the book is inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; "This is an exacting criterion, an ideal that is fully attained by only a small number of the 511 works that we selected. It is approximated in varying degrees by the rest." * the book is relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries. The Great Books of the Western World is a hardcover 60-volume collection (originally 54 volumes) of the books on the great books list (about 517 individual works). Many of the books in the collection were translated into English for the first time.This book is designed to be a state of the art, superb academic reference work and provide an overview of the topic and give the reader a structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible.The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most current knowledge on the topic, based on the date of publication.

The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World
Author: Christopher Collins
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781317271888
Language: en
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‘I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.’ – Christy Mahon On the first night of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World (1907) the audience began protesting in the theatre; by the third night the protests had spilled onto the streets of Dublin. How did one play provoke this? Christopher Collins addresses The Playboy ’s satirical treatment of illusion and realism in light of Ireland’s struggle for independence, as well as Synge’s struggle for artistic expression. By exploring Synge’s unpublished diaries, drafts and notebooks, he seeks to understand how and why the play came to be. This volume invites the reader behind the scenes of this inflammatory play and its first performances, to understand how and why Synge risked everything in the name of art.

The Rise of the Western World

The Rise of the Western World
Author: Douglass C. North,Robert Paul Thomas
Release: 1976-07-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9781107469433
Language: en
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First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general reader.

The Print in the Western World

The Print in the Western World
Author: Linda C. Hults
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 980
ISBN: UOM:39015035736860
Language: en
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Presents a history of art prints, focusing on such issues as taste, propaganda, and pornography, and describing the impact of works by Rembrandt, Goya, and Picasso

Western Art and the Wider World

Western Art and the Wider World
Author: Paul Wood
Release: 2013-12-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118598740
Language: en
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Western Art and the Wider World explores the evolvingrelationship between the Western canon of art, as it has developedsince the Renaissance, and the art and culture of the Islamicworld, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. Explores the origins, influences, and evolving relationshipbetween the Western canon of art as it has developed since theRenaissance and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the FarEast, Australasia, Africa and the Americas Makes the case for ‘world art’ long before thefashion of globalization Charts connections between areas of study in art that long wereconsidered in isolation, such as the Renaissance encounter with theOttoman Empire, the influence of Japanese art on the19th-century French avant-garde and of African art on earlymodernism, as well as debates about the relation of‘contemporary art’ to the past. Written by a well-known art historian and co-editor of thelandmark Art in Theory volumes

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 90
ISBN: 1614336938
Language: en
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Our DANTES study guides are different The Management Information Systems DANTES/DSST study guide TEACHES you everything that you need to know to pass the DSST test. This study guide is more than just pages of sample test questions. Our easy to understand study guide will TEACH you the information. We've condensed what you need to know into a manageable book - one that will leave you completely prepared to tackle the test. This study guide includes sample test questions that will test your knowledge AND teach you new material. Your Management Information Systems study guide also includes flashcards that are bound into the back of the book. Use these to memorize key concepts and terms. Anyone can take and pass a DANTES test. What are you waiting for?

Seeing the Insane

Seeing the Insane
Author: Sander L. Gilman
Release: 1982
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780803270640
Language: en
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Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed.

Civilization

Civilization
Author: Roger Osborne
Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781446442838
Language: en
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Ever since the attacks of 11th September, western leaders have described a world engaged in 'a fight for civilization'. But what do we mean by civilization? We believe in a western tradition of openness and freedom that has produced a good life for many millions of people and a culture of enormous depth and creative power. But the history of our civilisation is also filled with unspeakable brutality - for every Leonardo there is a Mussolini, for every Beethoven symphony a concentration camp, for every Chrysler building a My Lai massacre. How can we come to the defence of a civilisation whose benefits seem so questionable? In this ambitious and important book Roger Osborne shows that we can only truly understand our civilization by re-examining and confronting our past, with all its glories and catastrophes. Sweeping in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, Civilzation tells the story of the western world from its origins to the present. At such a dangerous time in the world's history, this brilliant book is required reading.

The Invention of Folk Music and Art Music

The Invention of  Folk Music  and  Art Music
Author: Matthew Gelbart
Release: 2007-10-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139466080
Language: en
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We tend to take for granted the labels we put to different forms of music. This study considers the origins and implications of the way in which we categorize music. Whereas earlier ways of classifying music were based on its different functions, for the past two hundred years we have been obsessed with creativity and musical origins, and classify music along these lines. Matthew Gelbart argues that folk music and art music became meaningful concepts only in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and only in relation to each other. He examines how cultural nationalism served as the earliest impetus in classifying music by origins, and how the notions of folk music and art music followed - in conjunction with changing conceptions of nature, and changing ideas about human creativity. Through tracing the history of these musical categories, the book confronts our assumptions about different kinds of music.

Post Western World

Post Western World
Author: Oliver Stuenkel
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781509504589
Language: en
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With the United States' superpower status rivalled by a rising China and emerging powers like India and Brazil playing a growing role in international affairs, the global balance of power is shifting. But what does this mean for the future of the international order? Will China dominate the 21st Century? Will the so-called BRICS prove to be a disruptive force in global affairs? Are we headed towards a world marked by frequent strife, or will the end of Western dominance make the world more peaceful? In this provocative new book, Oliver Stuenkel argues that our understanding of global order and predictions about its future are limited because we seek to imagine the post-Western world from a parochial Western-centric perspective. Such a view is increasingly inadequate in a world where a billions of people regard Western rule as a temporary aberration, and the rise of Asia as a return to normalcy. In reality, China and other rising powers that elude the simplistic extremes of either confronting or joining existing order are quietly building a "parallel order" which complements today's international institutions and increases rising powers' autonomy. Combining accessibility with expert sensitivity to the complexities of the global shift of power, Stuenkel's vision of a post-Western world will be core reading for students and scholars of contemporary international affairs, as well as anyone interested in the future of global politics. "A fascinating interpretation of our understanding of politics and global affairs, which demonstrates the evolving nature of power today. Oliver Stuenkel presents a compelling argument - not just about the "Rise of the Rest", but also the overlooked power and influence of the non-Western world. Highly engaging and instructive." Dr Shashi Tharoor, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs (2009-10) "Oliver Stuenkel is one of the best new voices in the field of international politics. In Post-Western World, he explores the primary challenges of the global order and critiques the parochial, Eurocentric vision which conforms to international power structures. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what a multipolar world order would look like and how it might be effectively realized." Celso Amorim, Brazil’s Minister of External Relations (1993-5, 2003-11) and Minister of Defence (2011-15)

The Secret Teachers of the Western World

The Secret Teachers of the Western World
Author: Gary Lachman
Release: 2015-12-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780698137226
Language: en
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This epic study unveils the esoteric masters who have covertly impacted the intellectual development of the West, from Pythagoras and Zoroaster to the little-known modern icons Jean Gebser and Schwaller de Lubicz. Running alongside the mainstream of Western intellectual history there is another current which, in a very real sense, should take pride of place, but which for the last few centuries has occupied a shadowy, inferior position, somewhere underground. This "other" stream forms the subject of Gary Lachman’s epic history and analysis, The Secret Teachers of the Western World. In this clarifying, accessible, and fascinating study, the acclaimed historian explores the Western esoteric tradition – a thought movement with ancient roots and modern expressions, which, in a broad sense, regards the cosmos as a living, spiritual, meaningful being and humankind as having a unique obligation and responsibility in it. The historical roots of our “counter tradition,” as Lachman explores, have their beginning in Alexandria around the time of Christ. It was then that we find the first written accounts of the ancient tradition, which had earlier been passed on orally. Here, in this remarkable city, filled with teachers, philosophers, and mystics from Egypt, Greece, Asia, and other parts of the world, in a multi-cultural, multi-faith, and pluralistic society, a synthesis took place, a creative blending of different ideas and visions, which gave the hidden tradition the eclectic character it retains today. The history of our esoteric tradition roughly forms three parts: Part One: After looking back at the earliest roots of the esoteric tradition in ancient Egypt and Greece, the historical narrative opens in Alexandria in the first centuries of the Christian era. Over the following centuries, it traces our “other” tradition through such agents as the Hermeticists; Kabbalists; Gnostics; Neoplatonists; and early Church fathers, among many others. We examine the reemergence of the lost Hermetic books in the Renaissance and their influence on the emerging modern mind. Part Two begins with the fall of Hermeticism in the late Renaissance and the beginning of “the esoteric counterculture.” In 1614, the same year that the Hermetic teachings fell from grace, a strange document appeared in Kassel, Germany announcing the existence of a mysterious fraternity: the Rosicrucians. Part two charts the impact of the Rosicrucians and the esoteric currents that followed, such as the Romance movement and the European occult revival of the late nineteenth century, including Madame Blavatsky and the opening of the western mind to the wisdom of the East, and the fin-de-siècle occultism of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Part Three chronicles the rise of “modern esotericism,” as seen in the influence of Rudolf Steiner, Gurdjieff, Annie Besant, Krishnamurti, Aleister Crowley, R. A Schwaller de Lubicz, and many others. Central is the life and work of C.G. Jung, perhaps the most important figure in the development of modern spirituality. The book looks at the occult revival of the “mystic sixties” and our own New Age, and how this itself has given birth to a more critical, rigorous investigation of the ancient wisdom. With many detours and dead ends, we now seem to be slowly moving into a watershed. It has become clear that the dominant, left-brain, reductionist view, once so liberating and exciting, has run out of steam, and the promise of that much-sought-after “paradigm change” seems possible. We may be on the brink of a culminating moment of the esoteric intellectual tradition of the West.

The Closing Of The Western Mind

The Closing Of The Western Mind
Author: Charles Freeman
Release: 2011-02-15
Editor: Random House
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781446419267
Language: en
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The conversion of the emperor Constantine to Christianity in 368 AD brought a transformation to Christianity and to western civilization, the effects of which we still feel today. Previously, the Roman empire had absorbed and sustained the Greek intellectual tradition which, in the astronomy of Ptolemy, the medicine of Galen and the philosophy of Plotinus, reached new heights. Constantine turned Rome from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilisation of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed authority. The century after Constantine's conversion saw the development of an alliance between church and state which stifled freedom of thought and the tradition of Greek rationalism which was intrinsic to it. The churches enjoyed enormous patronage and exemptions from tax, and in return allowed the emperors to take on the definition and enforcement of an increasingly narrow religious orthodoxy. This book explores how the European mind was closed by the revolution of the fourth century. It looks at the rise of the 'divine' monarch, the struggle as Christianity painfully separated itself from Judaism, the conflict between faith and reason, and the problems in finding any kind of rational basis for Christian theology. In these centuries, a turning-point for Western civilisation, we see the development of Christian anti-Semitism, the origins of the opposition of religion and science and the roots of Christianity's discomfort with sex, issues which haunt the Christian churches to this day. The Closing of the Western Mind is a major work of history. Wide-ranging and ambitious, its central theme is the relationship between the two wellsprings of our civilisation, the Judaeo-Christian and the Greco-Roman, and how the tensions between them have created the culture in which we continue to live, think and believe.

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
Author: Denise Hooker
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 470
ISBN: UCSD:31822005196936
Language: en
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Spanning the supreme artistic achievements of western civilization from classical antiquity to post-modernism, this book - tied to an 18 part Channel 4 series - is a lavishly illustrated and comprehensive account of western art.