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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History 13th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2005, 2001
  • 1104 Pages

Overview

Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique "scale" feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools—including a digital library with a full "zoom" and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology—will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures.

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.
  • Single Author, Single Voice. Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, is now the sole author of GARDNER. He ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the 13th Edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • NEW "Artists on Art" Boxes provide additional primary source material that lets readers hear directly from many of artists themselves. These include: The Letters of Artemesia Gentileschi; Rubens on the Allegory of the Outbreak of War; Poussin's Notes for a Treatise on Painting; David on Greek Style and Public Art; Delacroix on Morocco; Courbet on Realism; Renoir on the Art of Painting; Rodin on Movement in Art and Photography; Matisse on Color; Picasso on Cubism; Futurist Manifestos; Diego Rivera on Art for the People; and other boxes treating Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, David Smith, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Judy Chicago, Philip Johnson; Frank Gehry, and Carolee Schneemann.
  • Boxed essays now include images to help visual learners better comprehend the material; for example, the box on the Mesoamerican ball game now includes the photo of the court at Copan.
  • Extensively revised and thoroughly updated, the 13th Edition includes even more on the role of women as patrons and artists. More than 120 instructors have evaluated the content, layout, presentation, and the selection of images and illustrations; content specialists reviewed each chapter.
  • A NEW "scale" feature, not available in any other art history textbook. Scales are placed next to images in the text to help students better visualize the size of each work—so they can easily see which image is a monumental sculpture or mural and which is a figurine or miniature. These innovative scales help students to better grasp the importance of scale—which, like composition, color, line, and other terms used in understanding and 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.
  • Hundreds of NEW full-color images in this edition's stunning photo program. In the constant effort to provide the most engaging book possible, the 13th Edition includes hundreds of new full-color images, including even sharper images of works that appeared in previous editions. For example, a standing male figure from Sanxingdui in China, reveals the figure's incised details. Its inclusion is the result of the author's travels to China in 2004. Travel to Mesoamerica resulted in the inclusion of the Casa Montejo in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
  • Beautiful NEW full-color reconstructions. Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these reconstructions give students three-dimensional views of important architectural sites, helping students actually visualize what it might have felt like to walk through these sites when they existed!
  • NEW captions for quick review accompany every image in the text, providing brief commentary on the most significant aspects of the artwork. These detailed descriptions serve as a helpful student study and review tool.
  • A great NEW resource for review and retention, full-page "The Big Picture" features conclude each chapter. These features include concise bullet-point summaries 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 reinforce their understanding visually with the associated "thumbnail" images of representative art work.
  • An extraordinary NEW fold-out global timeline accompanies each new copy of the text, providing a detailed overview of the history of art. This poster-size timeline offers the perfect reference at a glance.
  • In response to reviewer and user suggestions, reorganized coverage of 18th and 19th century art now appears in three chapters instead of two: Chapter 29 on the 18th century and Chapters 30 and 31 on the 19th century. Baroque art is now covered in two chapters (24 and 25), instead of one.
  • Also responding to user suggestions, Chapter 19 on the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance appears at the end of Volume I and at the beginning of Volume II. Instructors can now teach this transitional material in either the fall or spring semester.
  • Author Fred Kleiner is a master teacher who revised GARDNER specifically to engage introductory students. More than other texts, this book offers your students thorough coverage and superb scholarship that they can read easily and understand on their own.
  • Located at the front of the book, a useful introduction to the study and terms of art history helps students prepare for the vocabulary of art historians and the concepts and periods they will be learning as they progress through the book.
  • Six types of boxes provide contextual information to supplement the primary text. They include "Artists on Art" (NEW), "Materials and Techniques," "Written Sources," "Religion and Mythology," "Art and Society," and "Architectural Basics."
  • Relevant information on the cultural and historical place of art in society informs every page of the text. With appropriate attention to form, this edition also puts emphasis on the function and role of art.
  • To help readers master the vocabulary of art history, GARDNER'S 13th italicizes and defines art historical terms and other unfamiliar words where they first appear in the text—and at later occurrences, whenever the term has not been used again for several chapters. Definitions of all terms in the text appear once more in the Glossary and pronunciation guide at the back of the book.
Introduction: What Is Art History?
1. Art before History.
2. The Ancient Near East.
3. Egypt under the Pharaohs.
4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
5. Ancient Greece.
6. South and South East Asia before 1200.
7. China and Korea to 1279.
8. Japan before 1333.
9. The Etruscans.
10. The Roman Empire.
11. Late Antiquity.
12. Byzantium.
13. The Islamic World.
14. Native Arts of the Americas before 1300.
15. Africa before 1800.
16. Early Medieval Europe.
17. Romanesque Europe.
18. Gothic Europe.
19. Italy, 1200 to 1400.
20. Northern Europe, 1400 to 1500.
21. Italy, 1400 to 1500.
22. Italy, 1500 to 1600.
23. Northern Europe and Spain, 1500 to 1600.
24. Italy and Spain, 1600 to 1700.
25. Northern Europe, 1600 to 1700.
26. South and Southeast Asia after 1200.
27. China and Korea after 1279.
28. Japan after 1336.
29. Europe and America, 1700 to 1800.
30. Europe and America, 1800 to 1870.
31. Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.
32. Native Arts of the Americas after 1300.
33. Oceania.
34. Africa after 1800.
35. Europe and America, 1900 to 1945.
36. Europe and America after 1945.

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"The writing is snappy and engaging, the content is excellent with substantial contextual information including patronage and reception, and the "boxed information" is useful and not just flashy graphics to make the book seem interesting and trendy."

"The superior quality of its photos and illustrations is one of the principal reasons that the Department of Art History has consistently used Art through the Ages."

"Three strengths of Gardner's are: the choice of imagery discussed; the quality and size of the images, and the clarity; and detail of the discussion which includes a strong balance between style and history."

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.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 15th: Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285856445
Bring digital images into the classroom with this powerful tool. This one-stop lecture and class presentation tool makes it easy to assemble, edit, and present customized lectures for your course. Available on Flashdrive, the Digital Image Library provides high-resolutions images (maps, diagrams, and the fine art images from the text) for lecture presentations.

Website with PowerPoint® and Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781305114081
This product includes the Instructor's Manual, Cognero computerized testing, and Microsoft PowerPoint slides with lecture outlines and images that can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content for GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 15th Edition. Create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be with no special installs or downloads required.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285867076
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content for GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, 15th Edition. Create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be with no special installs or downloads required.

SlideGuide, Vol I

ISBN: 9781285837925
The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows students to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. It features reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.

SlideGuide

ISBN: 9781285837932
The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows students to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. It features reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.

FOR STUDENTS

SlideGuide, Vol I

ISBN: 9781285837925
The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows you to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. This handy booklet includes reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.

SlideGuide

ISBN: 9781285837932
The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows you to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. This handy booklet includes reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.