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Overview

The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. The story of art unfolds in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, deepening students' understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. This Concise version features color photographs, a stunning design, and the most current research and scholarship. What's more, the ancillary package that accompanies GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY features a wealth of tools to enhance your students' experience in the course. With each new copy of the book, students receive a copy of the ArtStudy CD-ROM-an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the text and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.

Fred S. Kleiner, Boston University

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Cengage. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently professor of art history and archaeology. From 1985 to 1998, he was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Christin J. Mamiya, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Christin J. Mamiya received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of California--Los Angeles, and is Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities from the University of Nebraska in 2001, Professor Mamiya specializes in the areas of modern, postmodern, and Oceanic art. She has published a book on Pop art, as well as many articles, catalog essays, and book reviews. She is an active participant in the wider community as both a curator and lecturer.
  • Highest-Quality Art Program. Wadsworth, a part of Cengage Learning commissioned an extensive review of the text's image program to ensure students have access to the most important artworks. Nearly 100% of the illustrations are in full color, giving students a museum-quality learning experience.
  • Historical Atlas. Maps for each of the 19 chapters appear in a collection at the end of the text. References to the maps appear throughout the text, highlighted by a map icon in the margin, so that students can consult the maps while reading about each historical era. Gathering all the maps together in one 16-page atlas also allows students to make cross-cultural comparisons.
  • Pedagogy. Four types of pedagogical boxes provide contextual or other important information to supplement the primary text: Materials and Techniques, Religion and Mythology, Art and Society, and Architectural Basics. A chapter-ending Conclusion presents a brief summary of the major points of each chapter and offers a preview of the material that follows. A Chronological Overview provides a visual review of the major events related to the chapter material in a timeline format with four thumbnail images of major works in different media that illustrate the chronological span of the chapter.
  • Technology. The Art Study 2.1: Concise CD-ROM is packaged free with every copy of the book. The CD-ROM includes access to image flashcards that can be arranged for student study and a host of multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the course. A CD-ROM icon appears in the caption for those figures in the book that also appear on the ArtStudy CD-ROM.
  • Diversity. The text offers coverage of women and minority artists, as well as six chapters on non-Western art, exposing students to coverage of art from the widest variety of artists and places around the world.
  • Package. A comprehensive package of instructor and student ancillaries provides methods for enhancing the course and helping students succeed.
  • Quick-Review Captions. Brief commentaries on the most significant aspects of each illustrated artwork accompany the captions for every image in the text, assisting students in reviewing material and preparing for examinations.
  • Accessibility. Written to engage the introductory student and generate thought about the role of art in society, the text also features a student-friendly design with a large typeface and color typography, making it easy to distinguish the various sections of each chapter and to locate in the text where each illustration is discussed.
  • Context. A focus on the cultural and historical context is integrated throughout the text, giving students a related sense of intellectual, artistic, political, and social events.
  • Emphasis on Function and Form. Whenever possible, the book examines the intended purpose and function of each work of art, covering the patron that commissioned the work, the materials used to create it, and the environment in which the work was meant for display.
Preface.
Introduction: The Subjects and Vocabulary of Art History.
1. Prehistory and the First Civilizations.
2. Greece.
3. The Roman Empire.
4. Early Christianity and Byzantium.
5. The Islamic World.
6. Early Medieval and Romanesque Europe.
7. Gothic Europe.
8. 15th-Century Europe.
9. 16th-Century Europe.
10. Baroque Europe.
11. Europe and America, 1750�1850.
12. Europe and America, 1850�1900.
13. Europe and America, 1900�1945.
14. Europe and America After World War Ii.
15. South Asia.
16. China.
17. Japan.
18. The Americas.
19. Africa.
Notes.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Credits.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0534636403
  • ISBN-13: 9780534636401
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $213.50
  • RETAIL $283.95

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