Humanities - Arts

Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?

John Reich, Genesee Community College

Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. 

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(1 review)

Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Alan Martin, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Alex Haas, Emily Carr University
Ken Jeffery, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Roberto Medeiros, Ricoh Canada
Steven Tomljanovic, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Wayne Collins, British Columbia Institute of Technology

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

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(1 review)

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

Pamela Sachant, University of North Georgia
Peggy Blood, Savannah State University

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.

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(13 reviews)

Music and the Child

Natalie Sarrazin, College at Brockport, SUNY

This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

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Music: Its Language, History, and Culture

Douglas Cohen, CUNY Brooklyn College

The chapters in this reader contain definitions and explanations of musical terms and concepts, short essays on subjects related to music as a creative performing art, biographical sketches of major figures in music, and historical and cultural background information on music from different periods and places.

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Theatrical Worlds

From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues from across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well.

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(11 reviews)

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Catherine Schmidt-Jones

An introduction to the expanded music theory course, with suggestions on how to use the materials.

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(11 reviews)

Understanding Music: Past and Present

Alan Clark, Middle Georgia State University
Elizabeth Kramer, University of West Georgia
Jeffery Kluball, Darton State College
Thomas Heflin, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Understanding Music: Past and Present is an open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. 

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(6 reviews)