This title examines Western art’s original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines Western dance's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines fashion's roots in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.
Explores the world of dance from ballet and modern dance to various styles of dance performed all over the world.
A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.
Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.
Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.
Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.
This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.
This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.
This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.
This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.
This guide covers the progression of Western architectural thought and trends in some of the most remarkable structures in the West. The evolution of architecture in many ways reflects the history of how we live, think, worship, govern, and form societies.
This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.
This guide explains how Western sculpture evolved over time as it adapted to changing cultural contexts. All the while, the book also highlights influential sculptors and key works.