The Arts and Society: Making New Worlds

Kendall Hunt Publishing – 516 pages (2016)  

ISBN: 978-1-4652-8873-8

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The Arts and Society: Making New Worlds, by Jeffrey Hoover, describes how the evolving world of the arts impacts our lives.

Both fundamentals and more advanced concepts are presented for the visual arts, music, theatre, poetry, dance, architecture, and film. This book considers how works are created, presented, the resources required, and how society is ultimately served. Technical aspects of making art are discussed as well as society’s shaping forces shared.

Through both contemporary and historic perspectives, as well as discussion of significant works (including numerous American works), this book deeply explores the roles of the arts. In addition to the artworks and primary source material, there are analyses, case studies, and commentary by active practitioners.