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As 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. The story of art unfolds in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, deepening students' understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. This version explores the history of art in the Western world in a concise 23-chapter format (also available in a two-volume split). GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE features such enhancements as more color photographs, a stunning new design, and the most current research and scholarship. Unique to survey texts with a Western Art focus, the authors include a chapter on Islam, providing students with insightful coverage of the Islamic tradition's impact on Western culture and art history. Additionally, every copy of the text contains a free copy of the ArtStudy 2.1 CD-ROM-an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the text and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.

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As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE 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. Three levels of review including extended image captions, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline will help you study for your exams. You'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly in the ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).

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. The Etruscans. 7. The Roman Empire. 8. Late Antiquity. 9. Byzantium. 10. The Islamic World. 11. Early Medieval Europe. 12. Romanesque Europe. 13. Gothic Europe. 14. Italy, 1200 to 1400. 15. Northern Europe, 1400 to 1500. 16. Italy, 1400 to 1500. 17. Italy, 1500 to 1600. 18. Northern Europe and Spain, 1500 to 1600. 19. Italy and Spain, 1600 to 1700. 20. Northern Europe, 1600 to 1700. 21. Europe and America, 1700 to 1800. 22. Europe and America, 1800 to 1870. 23. Europe and America, 1870 to 1900. 24. Europe and America, 1900 to 1945. 25. Europe and America After 1945.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780495573555
Subtitle:
Timeline Printed Access Card)
Author:
Kleiner, Fred S.
Author:
Mamiya, Christin J.
Author:
Kleiner, Fred S.(Fred S. Kleiner)
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20081230
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
11.70x9.30x2.00 in. 6.85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE 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. Three levels of review including extended image captions, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline will help you study for your exams. You'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly in the ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).
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