Art and Music: A Student's Guide
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Drawing on years of teaching experience, two professors offer tips for understanding, evaluating, and appreciating art in all its forms while highlighting the important ways in which art and music reflect the glory of God. Art and Music: A Student's Guide will help you better understand and appreciate humanity's pursuit and imitation of beauty through artistic expression - a vital means by which we bear witness to the beauty of our Creator.
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition
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Created to help students better understand and evaluate art and music, this accessible guide introduces readers to the study of aesthetics in artistic expression. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series
Paul Munson (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of music at Grove City College. With Joshua Drake, he maintains the website CongSing.org.
Joshua Farris Drake (PhD, University of Glasgow) is professor of music and humanities at Grove City College. He is the coeditor of CongSing.org. Joshua and his wife, Vicki, have four children.
David S. Dockery (PhD, University of Texas) is the president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, following more than eighteen years of presidential leadership at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer, a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and the author or editor of more than thirty books. Dockery and his wife, Lanese, have three sons and six grandchildren.
Emeritus Professor of English, Wheaton College
Drake and Munson know that our minds and imaginations require training to work as intended. They know that failure to cultivate eyes to see and ears to hear prevents us from perceiving the glory of Gods creation in great works of art and music. Their book offers courageous instruction for those open to attending to beauty.
Director, Mars Hill Audio
This incredibly thought-provoking book illustrates the relationship between art, music, and spirituality. In our day, it is particularly important to highlight these connections and provide an overall view. I am intrigued by the authors' insights, and others will be as well. I enthusiastically recommend this book.
Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra