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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History,
5th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9780357660959 | ISBN-10: 0357660951

Copyright 2023

| Published 2022

| 656 pages

List Price USD $202.95

Overview

Gain an understanding of and appreciation for historically significant works of art from around the world with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 5E. This beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic contributions by award-winning author Fred Kleiner is now revised and expanded to provide all of the learning features and online study tools you need to excel in your art history course. Easy-to-read, captivating explanations blend with richly illustrated photographs and architectural drawings that present the historical and cultural context of significant images and monuments. This edition features more illustrations and discussions of works by women and minority artists than any other art survey text. In addition, updated and new essays underscore how art and architecture history changes as scholars rethink interpretations of paintings, sculptures and buildings. More than 200 online bonus images and essays further enrich your learning. Infuse digital resources are also available to help keep you organized and on track.

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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.

  • THIS ABRIDGED VERSION IS THOROUGHLY REVISED AND EXPANDED, YET REMAINS CONCISE. Written by award-winning author and teacher Fred Kleiner, this abridged version of the acclaimed GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 16E offers the strengths of the best-selling original in a length that's ideal for your one-semester introductory art history survey course.
  • STUDENTS MASTER MATERIAL WITH UPDATED LEARNING FEATURES. Each chapter in this edition opens with a captivating introductory essay as well as a helpful map and timeline. Extended Quick Review Captions appear throughout each chapter's revised content. In addition, a chapter-ending Big Picture summarizes key issues to help your students master the material.
  • MORE ONLINE CONTENT AND MORE EMPHASIS ON WOMEN AND MINORITY ARTISTS THAN ANY OTHER ART SURVEY TEXT. This edition now includes more than 200 online bonus images and essays to expanded upon material in the printed text. In addition, this edition includes more illustrations and discussions of works by women and minority artists than any other art survey text, making it the ideal choice for today’s diverse student population.
  • KEY LEARNING FEATURES PLACE KEY CONTENT AND CONCEPTS WITHIN MEANINGFUL CONTEXT. Each chapter opens with an engaging introductory essay, map and timeline. In addition, extended Quick Review Captions appear throughout the text and a chapter-ending Big Picture summarizes key issues. To further guide understanding, scales accompany every illustration and Google Earth coordinates are included for every building and site discussed.
  • KEY LEARNING FEATURES PLACE KEY CONTENT AND CONCEPTS WITHIN MEANINGFUL CONTEXT. Each chapter opens with an engaging introductory essay, map and timeline. In addition, extended Quick Review Captions appear throughout the text and a chapter-ending Big Picture summarizes key issues. To further guide understanding, scales accompany every illustration and Google Earth coordinates are included for every building and site discussed.
  • NINE CATEGORIES OF BOXED ESSAYS ENRICH THE PRIMARY TEXT WITH ADDITIONAL CONTEXT. These include "Artists on Art," "Materials and Techniques," "Religion and Mythology," "Art and Society," "Architectural Basics," "Written Sources," "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice." New "A Second Opinion" essays highlight individual works of art that are currently under debate or have recently been reinterpreted. These essays underscore how art and architecture history is not static, as scholars constantly question and rethink traditional interpretations of paintings, sculptures and buildings.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: What is Art History?
1. Prehistory and the First Civilizations.
2. Ancient Greece.
3. The Roman Empire.
4. Early Christianity and Byzantium.
5. The Islamic World.
6. Early Medieval and Romanesque Europe.
7. Gothic and Late Medieval Europe.
8. The Early Renaissance in Europe.
9. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Europe.
10. Baroque Europe.
11. Rococo to Neoclassicism in Europe and America.
12. Romanticism, Realism, and Photography, 1800 to 1870.
13. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism, 1870 to 1900.
14. Modernism in Europe and America, 1900 to 1945.
15. Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980.
16. Contemporary Art Worldwide.
17. South and Southeast Asia.
18. China and Korea.
19. Japan.
20. Native Americas and Oceania.
21. Africa.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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