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ISBN: 0060432527
Author: Richard Paul Janaro
Language: English
Publisher: Harper & Row; 3rd edition (1989)
Pages: 514
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 653
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This book was required reading for a humanities class. It's neither horrible, nor great. But more on the horrible side.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. There are many mistakes and inaccuracies. The chapter on myth repeatedly calls Apollo the "Sun god", who "drove his chariot daily across the sky".

It's intended as a text for a college course. Textbook for my Giants of the Arts class. Not a bad book, but not the best choice for the class. Mar 29, 2012 Mike rated it did not like it.

Jan 13, 2010 Daniel rated it did not like it. Shelves: 2010, textbook, humanities-program. It's intended as a text for a college course. I picked it up at a book sale at Geneva College's homecoming. The English Club at my alma mater has a book sale in the library. Geneva College has a fairly unique core curriculum requirement for Humanities courses. Back in the early 1980s, the program was fairly rigorous.

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Richard Paul Janaro (author), Thelma Altshuler (author). Help students broaden their perspectives and enrich their lives through the humanities The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living introduces students to the joys of the humanities - those disciplines that reflect the best efforts of human culture through the ages and around the globe. Authors Richard Janaro and Thelma Altshuler's topical, thematic approach empowers students to think critically about key artforms and themes individually, and to draw significant connections among them.

11th e. Prentice Hall, 2016. Identify at least one additional similarity or difference between Impressionism as an artistic movement and as a musical movement that is not already identified by your classmate, including evidence supporting your argument. Kaitlin, You made a great point that Clair de Lune is similar to impressionism in that it is more written for producing an effect from music rather than a clear succession of notes.

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Janaro, Richard Paul. Conduct of life - Textbooks. Humanities - Textbooks. The art of being human : the humanities as a technique for living' introduces students to the joys of the humanities - those disciplines that reflect the best efforts of human culture through the ages and around the globe.

Richard Janaro, Thelma Altshuler. Help students broaden their perspectives and enrich their lives through the humanities REVEL (TM) for The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living introduces students to the joys of the humanities - those disciplines that reflect the best efforts of human culture through the ages and around the globe.

Featuring a unique topical organization, Part I introduces the humanities as a technique for living, by connecting the arts to students’ daily lives, utilizing the humanities to foster critical thinking skills, and examining their mythic origins

Common Sayings How Myth Influences the Humanities Learning Objectives Key Terms Topics for Writing and Discussion II.

Common Sayings How Myth Influences the Humanities Learning Objectives Key Terms Topics for Writing and Discussion II.

The Art of Being Human: Humanities as a Technique for Living

Comments:

Itiannta
I took the course with this textbook as a casual random-credit course, and honestly this textbook made the experience all the more unpleasant. Honestly, this textbook is horrible. To start with it was incredibly preachy, continually referring back to this idea of being 'more human' as being 'enlightened', with an utterly biased view that felt insulting. It was judgmental to a T and would often have an incredibly biased tone of voice where it would praise certain areas of an art form for example, and then suddenly launch into an uneducated diatribe about another style, such as its negative opinions on Rap in the music chapter.

It strived to appear 'diverse' and 'introspective' of 'human nature' (which it repeatedly put down, claiming that to be 'more human' was to effectively abandon human nature, if that makes sense), when it often diverted away from actual facts, concentrating on subjective 'information' rather than objective. When it wanted to insult something, it used cliches and propaganda. It was also frequently just plain wrong. I've taken courses in the past on art history and too often the facts it gave about artists and art forms were just outright not true and only appeared to be there to facilitate the author's opinions.

I might have enjoyed my humanities course if it used any other textbook besides this one, especially as all the questions that my instructor used from them were, as another reviewer mentioned, insistent on the idea that people shared particular experiences which I almost entirely did not.

I am so thankful I only rented this book, I don't have to be haunted by its existence in my home.
Jazu
The book is TECHNICALLY intact yet it looks like it’s been in a blender. Binding taped together.
Venemarr
Great book and not made for the price. This was a difficult book to find for my class I'm taking.
Grinin
Redundant, too opinionated. If I read the words Dionysian or Apollonian one more time a great tragedy will ensue.
Gann
Did not include new access code. Useless without a working code!!
Nalaylewe
I was a University of Phoenix student and I wanted to have the actual book we were using in class. They upload the book to their website and have practice problems to do; however they DO NOT upload the answer pages. I needed those pages so I knew if I was getting the material or not. Having the actual book was tremendously helpful for the class.
VariesWent
It was ok, there were some damages on the bottom outside of the book when sent, I really didn't too much care about that. When I went to my class my teacher had a whole different book so I had to return it. Other than that clean pages in the inside, no doodling, or ripped pages.
This book was required reading for a humanities class. It's neither horrible, nor great. But more on the horrible side.

The bad:

1) Errors. There are many mistakes and inaccuracies.

- The chapter on myth repeatedly calls Apollo the "Sun god", who "drove his chariot daily across the sky". Of course, they mean Helios, with whom Apollo was identified only in Hellenistic times (~III B.C.E.) Outside that time period, both in Greece and in Rome, Apollo and Helios/Sol were considered separate deities.

- In the chapter on music the diatonic scale is defined as having 7 tones (not 5 tones and two half-tones, between E-F and H-C).

- The chapter on morality (9th Ed.) states that John Stuart Mill had a significant impact on the thought of Thomas Jefferson. By the time Mill was born (1806) Jefferson has already penned the Declaration of Independence, served as Secretary of State, Vice President, and was serving his second term as President of the United States. By the time Mill was 15, Jefferson completed all his major writings, including the Jefferson Bible (1819) and Autobiography (1821), and founded the University of Virginia. He died when Mill barely turned 20, and only published a few articles. How the authors got the idea for this statement, no one knows. It seems, the mention of Jefferson was removed from the 10th Ed., though.

- The same chapter, speaking of Dante's "Divine Comedy" states that Hell consists of seven circles, not nine. It then goes on to say that Dante "only caught a glimpse" of the Empyrean (in reality, four canto's XXX-XXXIII of Paradiso, are dedicated to it - more than to most other places in the world beyond).

- The same chapter (at least in the 9th edition) says that Jesus "saved a prostitute from stoning". This is a reference to John 8:3: "And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery..." (KJV). Adultery and prostitution are NOT the same thing - one is a criminal offense in all of the US (save a few counties in Nevada), the other is not, though it may end a marriage or a political career.

Similar misleading statements are found throughout the book.

2) Language. The authors are not as careful with words as one might wish they were. For instance, they choose to call the chapter on the visual arts simply "Art", as if literature, music, theater, etc., were not art forms. The authors are also not always articulate. They tend to go around in circles, kind-of-sort-of discussing something, but never getting to the point. For instance, the placement of the chapter on myth in the introductory section implies that myth is not strictly an art form. But the difference between mythological and artistic consciousness is never stated explicitly. Also, the tone of the authors seems patronizing at times.

3) Contents. The book is heavily American-centric, particularly in everything that concerns modern art. The authors, obviously, can't omit Leonardo or Beethoven, The Beatles or Eisenstein. Oh, wait - in the chapter on literature they do manage not to mention authors like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Balzac and Flaubert, Goethe and Kafka, Borges and Marquez. The chapter on cinema has no mention of Jarmusch, Tarkovsky, von Trier or Antonioni. While respect for non-Western cultural traditions is repeatedly stated, these traditions are never discussed at any length. Islamic art (of the Khalifat, the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire, ...) is omitted altogether. So is Byzantine/Russian/Eastern European art. So are Ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia. China and Japan are mentioned a few times. And when it comes to contemporary art, it's like barely anything outside the US exists.

Good:

1) The book does try to carry across a good message: "Don't judge art/ideas just because they are unfamiliar, get out there and learn about them".

2) The book does cover some important points in the history of art and thought, and picks from contemporary culture.

It is impossible to cover everything in a single book. Still, I feel the authors could have done better. It is a huge challenge to cover a topic like literature, the visual arts or music in a single chapter (~40 pages, on average). To even have a chance of succeeding at this, it is absolutely necessary to know what exactly it is you want to say. It doesn't seem like the authors did. Still, that wouldn't warrant giving the book less than 3 stars, if not for the sheer number of mistakes that could have easily been avoided. Check your facts before publishing them!

I certainly don't recommend paying the full price for this book. But a used edition for $5 could be worth your money.

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