Gardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Books A - F,
15th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9781285837970 | ISBN-10: 1285837975

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 1440 pages

List Price USD $197.95


GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, BACKPACK EDITION, 15e, is a six-book set that 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All maps have been updated and revised for clarity and accuracy, helping students to make geographical connections between places and sites.
  • "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 multimedia teaching and learning platform. All the features and assets previously found on CourseMate are now here, and much more!
  • "The Big Picture," a great full-page resource for review and retention, concludes each chapter. This visual summary includes bullet-point synopses of the most important characteristics of each period discussed in the chapter, accompanied by small illustrations of characteristic works of the periods. As students review the summary points, they will reinforce their understanding visually with the associated thumbnail images of representative artworks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
Introduction: What is Art History?
10. The Islamic World.
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.
Introduction: What is Art History?
Before 1300.
14. Late Medieval Italy.
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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