Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

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Cengage Learning, Dec 30, 2008 - Education - 880 pages
Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. 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. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures.
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Contents

ART BEFORE HISTORY
1
THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
17
EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS
39
THE PREHISTORIC AEGEAN
67
ANCIENT GREECE
85
THE ETRUSCANS
143
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
157
LATE ANTIQUITY
209
ITALY 1500 TO 1600
457
NORTHERN EUROPE AND SPAIN 1500 TO 1600
503
ITALY AND SPAIN 1600 TO 1700
527
NORTHERN EUROPE 1600 TO 1700
551
EUROPE AND AMERICA 1700 TO 1800
583
EUROPE AND AMERICA 1800 TO 1870
609
EUROPE AND AMERICA 1870 TO 1900
653
EUROPE AND AMERICA 1900 TO 1945
685

BYZANTIUM
231
THE ISLAMIC WORLD
261
EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE
285
ROMANESQUE EUROPE
309
GOTHIC EUROPE
339
ITALY 1200 TO 1400
375
NORTHERN EUROPE 1400 TO 1500
397
ITALY 1400 TO 1500
419
EUROPE AND AMERICA AFTER 1945
745
NOTES
802
GLOSSARY
806
BIBLIOGRAPHY
818
CREDITS
830
INDEX
834
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Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been Professor of Art History and Archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage), and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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