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Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, 13th Edition

  • includes Art Study & Timeline Printed Access Card
  • Fred S. Kleiner Boston University
  • ISBN-10: 0495573558  |  ISBN-13: 9780495573555
  • 880 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003
  • © 2010 | Published
  • List Price = $ 322.95
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About

Overview

As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions—plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, this 13th Edition of the most widely read history of art book in the English language is the only textbook that includes a unique "scale" feature (accompanying the book's photographs of paintings and other artworks) that will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Three levels of review including extended image captions, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline will help you study for your exams. You'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly in the ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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. 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. Italy, 1200 to 1400.
15. Northern Europe, 1400 to 1500.
16. Italy, 1400 to 1500.
17. Italy, 1500 to 1600.
18. Northern Europe and Spain, 1500 to 1600.
19. Italy and Spain, 1600 to 1700.
20. Northern Europe, 1600 to 1700.
21. Europe and America, 1700 to 1800.
22. Europe and America, 1800 to 1870.
23. Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.
24. Europe and America, 1900 to 1945.
25. Europe and America After 1945.

What's New

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Three levels of review to help students have been added to this edition. 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. "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.
  • 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 Fig. 3-8 Great Pyramids, Gizeh, Egypt, Fig. 9-22 Interior of the Katholikon (view looking into the dome). Fig. 12-16 Nave (left) and painted nave vault (right) of the abbey church, Fig. 13-43 ROBERT AND WILLIAM VERTUE, fan vaults of the chapel of Henry VII, Westminster Abbey, Fig. 17-12 Michelangelo, Pietà, Fig. 21-25 JACQUES-GERMAIN SOUFFLOT, Panthéon, Fig. 21-29 THOMAS JEFFERSON, Rotunda and Lawn, University of Virginia, Fig. 25-55 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fig. 25-61 SKIDMORE, OWINGS AND MERRILL, Sears Tower, Chicago, Fig. 25-71 DANIEL LIBESKIND, Denver Art Museum, to name just a few.
  • 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!
  • In response to reviewer and user suggestions, reorganized coverage of 18th and 19th century art now appears in three chapters instead of two: Chapter 21 on the 18th century and Chapters 22 and 23 on the 19th century. Baroque art is now covered in two chapters (19 and 20), instead of one.
  • Also responding to user suggestions, Chapter 14 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.
  • 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 Spectacles in the Colosseum (chapter 7), The Artist's Profession in Flanders (chapter 15, and Richard Serra's Tilted Arc (chapter 25).
  • 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.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 0495573566 | ISBN-13: 9780495573562

    List Price = $293.95

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline

ISBN-10: 142408993X  | ISBN-13: 9781424089932

List Price = $299.95


Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  0538775270 | ISBN-13:  9780538775274

List Price = $327.95


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Gardner's presents a narrative that runs like a thread of unity through the text."

— Allison Lee Palmer, University of Oklahoma

"I examined the options, and found Gardner's to be the best in giving the students the best images and the clearest discussion of both style and historical context."

— Angi Elsea Bourgeois, Mississippi State University

"What I particularly like about the Gardner is its flexibility for a variety of pedagogical/methodological/thematic approaches, which is due to the depth of its coverage of certain very pivotal figures/moments/issues in western art history."

— Kathryn E. Kramer, SUNY-Cortland

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

SlideGuide, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0495792721 | ISBN-13: 9780495792727)

The Slide Guide is a lecture companion that allows you to take notes alongside thumbnails of the same art images that are shown in class. This handy booklet includes reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions, page numbers, space for note-taking, as well as Google Earth exercises for key cities, monuments, and buildings that will take you to these locations to better understand the works that you are studying.

List Price = $277.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $209.00

PowerLecture with Digital Image Library and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 0495792888 | ISBN-13: 9780495792888)

The PowerLecture includes a Resource Integration Guide for fast and easy correlation of the wide variety of ancillary products into your class presentation, an electronic Instructor's Manual and a Test Bank with multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions in ExamView® computerized format.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495792578 | ISBN-13: 9780495792574)

Easy and efficient to use, WebTutor combines course management with textbook content in a flexible format that enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content that is available as soon as you log on or customize its environment in any way you choose―from uploading images and other resources, to adding Web links, to creating your own practice materials.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00

ArtStudy Online Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495573582 | ISBN-13: 9780495573586)

The ArtStudy Online web site includes access to a host of multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the entire course. Flash cards featuring high-quality images for most of the fine art in the text enable students to master their knowledge of the works in the book without having to create their own flash cards. A NEW compare-and-contrast exercise displays two works side by side and asks students to think critically about the two pieces (Answers can be submitted to the instructor). Other features include interactive maps and architectural basics materials; video clips of select architectural monuments; a museum guide with links; Google Earth coordinates with exercises; audio study tools; student test pack; vocabulary of art history; a guide to researching art history online;, tips on becoming a successful student; and links to beneficial Web sites on art, artists, and architecture. This site is password protected.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)

A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75

Digital Image Sampler - Art 2010  (ISBN-10: 0495792233 | ISBN-13: 9780495792239)

This CDROM includes a sample chapter from the Digital Image Library instructor’s presentation tool. The sampler provides high-resolution images (maps, diagrams, and most of the fine art images from the text) for lecture presentations, either in an easy-to-use PowerPoint presentation format, or in individual file formats compatible with other image-viewing software. A zoom feature allows you to magnify selected portions of an image for more detailed display in class or you can display images side by side for comparison and contrast. You can easily customize your classroom presentation by adding your own images to those from the text. The Digital Image Library also includes a Google™ Earth application that allows you to zoom in on an entire city, as well as key monuments and buildings within it. Flash video clips of architectural landmarks in New York City discussed in the text are also included.

Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495792934 | ISBN-13: 9780495792932)

The Instructor's Edition is accompanied by a 16-page Visual Preface that details the revisions in the 13th edition as well as the supplements package.

List Price = $327.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $246.75

Student Supplements

SlideGuide, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 0495792721 | ISBN-13: 9780495792727)

The Slide Guide is a lecture companion that allows you to take notes alongside thumbnails of the same art images that are shown in class. This handy booklet includes reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions, page numbers, space for note-taking, as well as Google Earth exercises for key cities, monuments, and buildings that will take you to these locations to better understand the works that you are studying.

List Price = $277.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $209.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495792578 | ISBN-13: 9780495792574)

Easy and efficient to use, WebTutor combines course management with textbook content in a flexible format that enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content that is available as soon as you log on or customize its environment in any way you choose―from uploading images and other resources, to adding Web links, to creating your own practice materials.

List Price = $61.00  | CengageBrain Price = $61.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.00

ArtStudy Online Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495573582 | ISBN-13: 9780495573586)

The ArtStudy Online web site includes access to a host of multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the entire course. Flash cards featuring high-quality images for most of the fine art in the text enable students to master their knowledge of the works in the book without having to create their own flash cards. A NEW compare-and-contrast exercise displays two works side by side and asks students to think critically about the two pieces (Answers can be submitted to the instructor). Other features include interactive maps and architectural basics materials; video clips of select architectural monuments; a museum guide with links; Google Earth coordinates with exercises; audio study tools; student test pack; vocabulary of art history; a guide to researching art history online;, tips on becoming a successful student; and links to beneficial Web sites on art, artists, and architecture. This site is password protected.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

ArtBasics: An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline  (ISBN-10: 0534641016 | ISBN-13: 9780534641016)

A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Cengage Learning Art/Humanities textbook.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Fred S. Kleiner

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.