Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History,
4th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9781305581067 | ISBN-10: 1305581067

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 528 pages

List Price USD $174.95


GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, and, with MindTap, all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the fourth edition includes new artists and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • This edition features additional pedagogical features such as "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice" text boxes; architectural videos, available in MindTap®, that provide virtual tours of significant monuments and sites; revised and updated maps; new architectural drawings and three-dimensional reconstructions of the Palace at Knossos and the Palatine Chapel at Aachen; and location coordinates for the sites and works discussed in the text.
  • Seven box types provide contextual information to supplement the primary text, including "Artists on Art," "Materials and Techniques," "Religion and Mythology," "Art and Society," "Architectural Basics," "Written Sources," "Problems and Solutions," and "The Patron's Voice."
  • Additional key pedagogical features include extended captions for each work, chapter timelines and maps, and "The Big Picture" chapter summary.
  • Author and master teacher Fred Kleiner created this text specifically to engage introductory students. This book offers thorough coverage and superb scholarship that students can read easily and understand on their own.

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.

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