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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition

  • Fred S. Kleiner Boston University
  • ISBN-10: 1285837843  |  ISBN-13: 9781285837840
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
  • © 2016 | Published
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Overview

Award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, the 15th edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I includes nearly 200 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. Over 40 reviewers contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. GARDNER'S has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online resources and help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. A highly comprehensive array of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel. MindTap for GARDNER'S provides an interactive digital experience for exploration, study, and development of critical-thinking skills, with an interactive eBook; zoomable versions of images from the text; nearly 300 videos; audio resources; image flashcards; quizzes and critical-thinking questions; and much more. Highly customizable, MindTap allows instructors to easily add their own images, videos, links, articles, activities, and quizzes. Available assets for instructors include a Digital Image Library with zoom capability, pre-made chapter lecture slide decks, and Google Earth coordinates for every artwork in the text.

Features and Benefits

  • Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, is the sole author of GARDNER. He revised GARDNER specifically to engage introductory students. He ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the 15th edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • Thoroughly reviewed by over 40 experts and teachers of art history, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY is the resource you can count on for accuracy and depth of scholarship.
  • 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.
  • MindTap guides students along a learning path to greater comprehension and engagement with the course content. Concepts are brought to life with: an interactive eBook that allows students to highlight and take notes right on the page; zoomable versions of close to 1,500 images; videos to reinforce concepts and expand knowledge of particular works or art trends; compare and contrast exercises and quizzes; study tools; a glossary complete with an audio pronunciation guide; and Google Earth coordinate links for all works, monuments, and sites discussed in the text. Additional tools include essay questions, interactive timelines, image flashcards, downloadable audio chapter summaries, architectural basics, Student Guide to Studying, Google art Project adventures paired with exercises on learning how to research and write about art, and more!
  • The flashdrive Digital Image Library for instructors includes about 1,500 high-resolution images, as well as updated PowerPoint lectures, an instructor manual and a testbank to complement the new material.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Over 100 video clips focus on specific works of art, approximately 20% of which are accompanied by in-depth descriptions of each work, including details within the work, comparisons with other works, mediums, and related trends in art history. Each of these video clips is captioned and accompanied by assignable discussion questions, multiple-choice quizzes, discovery web links and downloadable transcript and media files.
  • Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, is the sole author of GARDNER. He ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the 15th edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • MindTap guides students along a learning path to greater comprehension and engagement with the course content. It features high resolution versions of close to 1,500 images; over 200 video clips to reinforce concepts and expand knowledge of particular works or art trends; compare and contrast exercises and quizzes; study tools; a glossary complete with an audio pronunciation guide; and Google Earth coordinate links for all works, monuments, and sites discussed in the text. Additional tools include essay questions, interactive timelines, image flashcards, downloadable audio chapter summaries, architectural basics, Student Guide to Studying, Google art Project adventures paired with exercises on learning how to research and write about art, and more!

Table of Contents

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.
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.

What's New

  • The most widely read and respected art history text is now available on MindTap, a highly customizable multi-media teaching and learning platform. All the features and assets previously found on CourseMate are now here, and much more!
  • 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.
  • "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice" text boxes add a further dimension to students' understanding of particular works and movements.
  • All maps have been updated and revised for clarity and accuracy, helping students to make geographical connections between places and sites.
  • Architectural drawings and three-dimensional reconstructions, beautifully rendered by John Burge, include cut-away reconstructions of the plan of the Palace at Knossos (Chapter 4) and the plan of the Palatine Chapel at Aachen (Chapter 11).
  • Chapter 8: Late Antiquity content is now presented in chronological order and the previously separate discussions of Dura Europos, funerary art, architecture and architectural decoration, and luxury arts have been merged.
  • Chapter 15: South and Southeast Asian before 1200 has been expanded.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I have taught Survey of Art using Gardner since 1974. The Kleiner versions are masterpieces."

— Susan McCombs, Michigan State University

"I find Art through the Ages to be head and shoulders above other survey texts in terms of its contextual treatment of the objects. Fred Kleiner's interest in explaining how and why objects functioned within their social, religious, political and funerary contexts effectively opens the door for further learning in the classroom."

— Brenda Longfellow, University of Iowa

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Website, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1305394259 | ISBN-13: 9781305394254)

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.

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Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 15th: Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285856449 | ISBN-13: 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.

SlideGuide, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1285837924 | ISBN-13: 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.

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Student Supplements

SlideGuide, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1285837924 | ISBN-13: 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.

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MindTap® Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 1305275675 | ISBN-13: 9781305275676)

MindTap™ Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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MindTap® Art, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1305275683 | ISBN-13: 9781305275683)

MindTap™ Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305276205 | ISBN-13: 9781305276208)

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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.

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