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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective (with Art Study & Timeline Printed Access Card) by Fred S Kleiner
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective (with Art Study & Timeline Printed Access Card)

Darlocks, June 23, 2012

The only downside to this book is its weight! This massive book is well bound with 1200 thick, semi-gloss pages, and illustrations in black and white and color. The reproductions are all well done, with high resolution, clear details and accurate colors. Whether you're a serious art history student or just someone who enjoys art, this book not only a great choice, but a good investment. Designed to last, this book could accompany the art history student throughout their studies and in to their professional career. As a supplement to lectures and course material, Gardner's functions simultaneously as a self-contained encyclopedia, an overview of the history of civilization, and a catalog of the worlds greatest artistic achievements, providing an invaluable database of images, information, and reference points. With all this available at your finger tips, its no wonder it weighs so much! I highly recommend this book, there is something in it for everyone, regardless of your level of expertise or depth of interest. If you just want to look at pictures there is no shortage, and if your seeking a deeper level of understanding, by placing art in its historical context, this book helps to illustrate the underlying trends and concepts in the history of art.
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