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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History (Gardner's Art Through the Ages)by Fred Kleiner
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The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong emphasis on context, and rich, accurate art reproductions, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has earned and sustained a reputation of excellence and authority. So much so, that in 2001, the Text and Academic Authors Association awarded both the McGuffey and the "Texty" Book Prizes to the Eleventh Edition of the text. It is the first art history book to win either award and the only title ever to win both prizes in one year. The Twelfth Edition maintains and exceeds the richness of the Gardner legacy with updated research and scholarship and an even more beautiful art program featuring more color images than any other art history book available. The Twelfth Edition features such enhancements as more color photographs, a stunning new design, and the most current research and scholarship. What's more, the expanded ancillary package that accompanies GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, features a wealth of tools to enhance your students' experience in the course. With each new copy of the book, students receive a copy of the ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM--an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the Twelfth Edition and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.
Book News Annotation:
Notable to the 13th edition of this celebrated textbook is the upgrading of a large percentage of the images around which the text is based. Professors accustomed to the 12th edition will be relieved to learn that the content and its organization have not been altered. The volume includes online access to a site where students can find flashcards, visual compare and contrast examples, links to Google earth coordinates, interactive maps, video clips, and practice tips, among other study aids. The art of western Europe, which was the basis for the original Gardner History, is now interspersed with chapters on the art and architecture of South and Southeast Asia, China and Korea, Japan, Oceania, Africa, the Islamic world, and Native American art. Many maps and inset boxes, as well as an accompanying fold-out timeline are included. Earlier editions are cited in Resources for College Libraries. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions--plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, this 13th Edition of the most widely read history of art book in the English language is the only textbook that includes a unique "scale" feature (accompanying the book's photographs of paintings and other artworks) that will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. You'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly and help you study for your exams--for example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).
The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique ?scale? feature that helps students visualize the size of each work.
About the Author
Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than a hundred publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Wadsworth. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently Professor of Art History and Archaeology and Chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture. From 1985 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, Fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is Art History? 1. Art before History. 2. The Ancient Near East. 3. Egypt under the Pharaohs. 4. The Prehistoric Aegean. 5. Ancient Greece. 6. South and South East Asia before 1200. 7. China and Korea to 1279. 8. Japan before 1333. 9. The Etruscans. 10. The Roman Empire. 11. Late Antiquity. 12. Byzantium. 13. The Islamic World. 14. Native Arts of the Americas before 1300. 15. Africa before 1800. 16. Early Medieval Europe. 17. Romanesque Europe. 18. Gothic Europe. 19. Italy, 1200 to 1400. 20. Northern Europe, 1400 to 1500. 21. Italy, 1400 to 1500. 22. Italy, 1500 to 1600. 23. Northern Europe and Spain, 1500 to 1600. 24. Italy and Spain, 1600 to 1700. 25. Northern Europe, 1600 to 1700. 26. South and Southeast Asia after 1200. 27. China and Korea after 1279. 28. Japan after 1336. 29. Europe and America, 1700 to 1800. 30. Europe and America, 1800 to 1870. 31. Europe and America, 1870 to 1900. 32. Native Arts of the Americas after 1300. 33. Oceania. 34. Africa after 1800. 35. Europe and America, 1900 to 1945. 36. Europe and America after 1945.
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