Dennis J. Sporre
KEY BENEFIT: Perceiving the Arts is a book with a specific and limited goal, which is to provide an introductory, technical, and respondent-related reference to the arts and literature. This book was written for people who have little to no knowledge of the arts and was written specifically for them. KEY TOPICS: The book seeks to provide its readers with touchstones concerning what to look for and listen for in works of art and literature, with the intention of providing basic information about each of the arts disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, music, theater, dance, cinema, and landscape architecture. In addition, the book's purpose is to provide information about each of the arts disciplines. TARGET AUDIENCE: People who teach or have an interest in the arts and humanities.