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Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Global History

Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Global History - 13th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495093077

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ISBN13: 978-0495093077
ISBN10: 0495093076
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 13TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages : A Global History - 13TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495093077

Fred S. Kleiner

ISBN13: 978-0495093077
ISBN10: 0495093076
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 13TH 09
Copyright: 2009
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 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).

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. 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.