Buildings, pictures, sculptures, music, drama, literature, dances, and landscapes confront us at every turn and give our lives richness and diversity. Enjoying and getting the most from relationships with works of art depend on knowing what to see and hear in them. The more we understand about cathedrals, paintings, poems, and plays, the more exciting and interesting our experiences become. Perceiving the Arts offers readers a foundation for understanding the details of art and architecture by introducing terminology that acts as a bridge into the challenging and rewarding world of artistic perception. New to the Seventh Edition: A pronunciation guide throughout the text Cyber examples throughout the text An outline for a basic analysis at the end of each chapter Additional works and cyber sources at the end of each chapter A conclusion on evaluating artSporre, Dennis J. is the author of 'Perceiving the Arts An Introduction to the Humanities', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130991881 and ISBN 0130991880.