Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History,
15th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9781285754994 | ISBN-10: 1285754999

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 1264 pages

List Price USD $231.95


GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the 15th edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online learning environment, including all images and an eBook, also is available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter summarize the chapter's important concepts.

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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.

  • "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice" text boxes add a further dimension to students' understanding of particular works and movements.
  • The most widely read and respected art history text is now available on MindTap, a highly customizable multi-media teaching and learning platform. All the features and assets previously found on CourseMate are now here, and much more!
  • New architecture videos, available on MindTap, give students a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites and the feeling of "being there" while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • The 15th edition includes Google Earth coordinates for all sites and works discussed in the text to help you bring your students on a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • All maps have been updated and revised for clarity and accuracy, helping students to make geographical connections between places and sites.
  • To meet our goal of providing you and your students with the highest-quality book possible, this new edition includes more than 200 new full-color or improved images for clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, is the sole author of GARDNER. He ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the 15th edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, full-color reconstructions give students three-dimensional views of important architectural sites, helping them visualize what it might have felt like to walk through these sites when they existed.
  • The 15th edition includes the images that you want to teach. It thoroughly represents the art history canon and presents a breadth and depth of images unparalleled in other art texts.
  • Scales, not available in any other art history textbook, are placed next to images in the text to help students better visualize the size of each work. These innovative scales help students grasp the importance of scale which, like composition, color, line, and other terms used in describing an artwork, is critical in helping students see the artist's purpose. All photographs of paintings, statues, and other artwork (with the exception of architecture and a few other items) shown in this edition are accompanied by these scales.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: What is Art History?
1. Art in the Stone Age.
2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
5. Ancient Greece
6. The Etruscans.
7. The Roman Empire.
8. Late Antiquity.
9. Byzantium.
10. The Islamic World.
11. Early Medieval Europe.
12. Romanesque Europe.
13. Gothic Europe.
14. Late Medieval Italy.
15. South and Southeast Asia before 1200.
16. China and Korea to 1279.
17. Japan before 1333.
18. Native American Cultures before 1300.
19. Africa before 1800.
20. Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art in Northern Europe.
21. The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy.
22. Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy.
23. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain.
24. The Baroque in Italy and Spain.
25. The Baroque in Northern Europe.
26. Rococo to Neoclassicism: The 18th Century in Europe and America.
27. Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe and America, 1800 to 1870.
28. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.
29. Modernism in Europe and America, 1900 to 1945.
30. Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980.
31. Contemporary Art Worldwide.
32. South and Southeast Asia, 1200 to 1980.
33. China and Korea, 1279 to 1980.
34. Japan, 1333 to 1980.
35. Native American Cultures, 1300 to 1980.
36. Oceania before 1980.
37. Africa, 1800 to 1980.

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