Synopses & Reviews
Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY, Second Edition takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. It is specifically designed for the one-semester survey. The second 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.
As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditionsaplus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course Easy to read and understand, this 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 examsafor 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).
As fascinating as a real visit to the world?s famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER?S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of artistic traditions.
GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART will guide you through the artistic traditions OF Western art. Gardner is beautiful to look at, easy to understand, and includes everything you need to know to excel in your art history survey course. In addition, with each new copy of the book, you receive the ArtStudy 2.2 CD-ROM-an interactive electronic study guide that includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus image flash cards, and quizzes, and more.
About the Author
Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th 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 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Cengage. 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. 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
Preface. Introduction: The Subjects and Vocabulary of Art History. 1. Prehistory and the First Civilizations. 2. Greece. 3. The Roman Empire. 4. Early Christianity and Byzantium. 5. The Islamic World. 6. Early Medieval and Romanesque Europe. 7. Gothic Europe. 8. 15th-Century Europe. 9. 16th-Century Europe. 10. Baroque Europe. 11. Europe and America, 1750-1850. 12. Europe and America, 1850-1900. 13. Europe and America, 1900-1945. 14. Europe and America after World War II. Historical Atlas Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.