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Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Concise Global History

Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Concise Global History - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503460

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ISBN13: 978-0495503460
ISBN10: 0495503460
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
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Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Concise Global History - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495503460

Fred S. Kleiner

ISBN13: 978-0495503460
ISBN10: 0495503460
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

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 traditions plus 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 exams for example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and Art Study Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).

Author Bio

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the first, second, and third editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, as well as the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL 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 devotion 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 a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, a fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is 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 Europe and Romanesque Europe.
7. Gothic Europe.
8. Europe, 1400 to 1500.
9. Europe, 1500 to 1600.
10. Europe, 1600 to 1700.
11. Europe and America, 1700 to 1800.
12. Europe and America, 1800 to 1870.
13. Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.
14. Europe and America since 1900 to 1945.
15. Europe and America after 1945.
16. South and Southeast Asia.
17. China and Korea.
18. Japan.
19. The Americas.
20. Africa.

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