Contemporary Art Culture is about artists and musicians and the social and cultural conditions around them. Contemporary Art Culture is organized according to two questions: ''How do we see artworks and hear musical works?'' and ''When is art and music 'the real thing'?'' Includes listening assignment forms on an enclosed CD - these listening activities are designed to help the reader identify influences within contemporary music. That might mean how blues styles influence everything from rock and roll, to soul, to classic rock, and to rap. Technical developments influence the styles of art forms and even made new forms possible - such as the development of amplifiers, microphones, and synthesizers in the music industry Contemporary Art Culture doesn't include every individual from the contemporary arts - examples are chosen from art and music to create a ''jumping point'' for the reader to critique others artists Covers the impact of mass-produced works on the forgotten communities in history. For example, fewer individuals are aware of Frank Baum's original series of novels after the release of The Wizard of Oz. Includes dramatic photos, assignments, activities, chapter main points, and more!