60x90/16 464 страниц. 1974 год. Ленинградский Государственный институт культуры им. Н. К. Крупской Art reflects life through images. Being closely connected with ideology art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas between various social forces. Besides reflecting life and imparting knowledge art also fulfills important ideological and aesthetic purposes. Offered here is a reader on the contemporary arts in Britain and the USA. This reader is a teaching aid for students and postgraduates who are studying English at higher educational institutions training specialists in the arts and the humanities. It can also be used by all those who are interested in the contemporary arts abroad. The reader will find in the book articles on the theatre, the cinema, music, ballet, architecture, painting and sculpture. It is the first time that articles dealing with clubs and amateur activities have been included in this type of book.