Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I,
16th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9780357370384 | ISBN-10: 0357370384

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 496 pages

List Price USD $190.95


Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world’s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work’s stature from the artist’s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.

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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 a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL 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.

  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.

Table of Contents

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Preface xi
What Is Art History? 1
Art in the Stone Age 15
Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia 31
Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra 57
The Prehistoric Aegean 85
Ancient Greece 105
The Etruscans 165
The Roman Empire 181
Late Antiquity 237
Byzantium 263
The Islamic World 293
Early Medieval Europe 319
Romanesque Europe 347
Gothic Europe North of the Alps 381
Late Medieval Italy 419

Notes 442
Glossary 443
Bibliography 456
Credits 466
Index 469

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Gardner's Art through the Ages

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