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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History, 3rd Edition

  • includes Arts CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Fred S. Kleiner Boston University
  • ISBN-10: 1111840725  |  ISBN-13: 9781111840723
  • 656 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history, while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated third edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. New features include a chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide, coverage of many new images, hundreds of images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, chapter features that add cultural context, and much more. A comprehensive, integrated set of online resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their particular learning styles. GARDNER's 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 contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, reliability, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical-thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, an expanded video section, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide suitable for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class and in personalizing their lectures--a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration.

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Features and Benefits

  • Single Author, Single Voice. Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the third edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful 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.
  • "The Big Picture" feature concludes each chapter. This visual summary includes a set of concise bullet points, listing the most important characteristics of each period discussed within the chapter, along with small illustrations of characteristic works of the periods. As students review the summary points, the associated thumbnail images of representative art help to reinforce their understanding of the key concepts.
  • "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; Matisse on Color; Futurist Manifestos; Diego Rivera on Art for the People; and other boxes treating Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, and Judy Chicago.
  • Maps with colored call-outs for easy reference show locations of the art discussed in each chapter.
  • Author Fred Kleiner is a master teacher who created this text 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.
  • Second captions accompany every image in the text, providing brief commentary on the most significant aspects of the artwork. These detailed descriptions, which appear underneath the typical captions that identify each work, help students to study and review the material.
  • Five types of boxes provide contextual information to supplement the primary text. They include "Artists on Art," "Materials and Techniques," "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, the text 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. The audio pronunciation guide is available in CourseMate.
  • Rich set of integrated online learning tools that help students learn and study. CourseMate, with an interactive eBook, is included at no extra charge with each new copy of the text. CourseMate brings concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Students can use the image flashcards to help them learn and study the materials, or watch videos that focus on specific artworks, comparisons, mediums, and trends in art history. Multiple Choice quizzes link directly to the interactive eBook, bringing students to the exact point in the text where they missed the correct answer. Additional tools include printable Slide Guides that students can use to take notes, Compare and Contrast Exercises, Interactive Maps and timelines, downloadable Audio Chapter Summaries and pronunciation guides to study on the go, Architectural Basics, Google Art Project adventures paired with exercises on learning how to write about art, and more!
  • For instructors who wish to use CourseMate from within a learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard®, WebCT®, Moodle, or others, Cengage provides a variety of standard and custom options for doing so.
  • Expanded PowerLecture on Flashdrive with Digital Image Library, for instructors, includes the entire Digital Image Library, as well as updated PowerPoint® lectures, Instructor Manual, and Test Bank to complement the new material.

Table of Contents

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.
17. South and Southeast Asia.
18. China and Korea.
19. Japan.
20. Native America.
21. Africa.

What's New

  • NEW openings for each chapter, entitled "Framing the Era," cover each highlighted artwork in depth, calling out details, describing techniques, and discussing each work against a richly detailed social and cultural backdrop.
  • NEW timeline early in the chapter presents works within a historical framework.
  • NEW Chapter 16, "Contemporary Art (1980 to the present)," includes an expanded number of late twentieth/early twenty-first-century artworks. This chapter provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary art worldwide, incorporating the recommendations of many content specialists.
  • NEW artists, new artworks, and new views create the most beautiful and exciting book in the market. New artists include Shahzia Sikander, Jean-Michel Basquait, Shirin Neshat, Xu Bing, Jenny Saville, Norman Foster, Rachel Whiteread, and Andreas Gursky to name just a few.
  • NEW Interactive eBook includes access to the expanded CourseMate student website including the Video Study Tools, and Glossary with an audio pronunciation guide.
  • NEW Expanded media for you and your students, including Flashdrive-based tools that save you time in setting up your online course and classroom lectures and additional resources for students, like video, flashcards, study tools, and more.
  • NEW Nearly 200 additional video clips, each focusing on a specific artwork or architectural site within its context, as if you are "there." Each video pans-in on details of interest and shows both interior and exterior shots, where applicable.

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Instructor Supplements

Flashdrive Image Library  (ISBN-10: 113349062X | ISBN-13: 9781133490623)

Now on a Flashdrive! 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 using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. The Digital Image Library 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 PowerLecture includes an Image Transition Guide, an electronic Instructor's Manual, and a Test Bank with multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions in ExamView® computerized format.

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MindTap® Art & Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History  (ISBN-10: 1305408977 | ISBN-13: 9781305408975)

MindTap Art & Humanities for Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History, 3E engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency. You will be motivated with real world assignments and information that shows where you stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. Be assured you will focus on what’s most important to the instructor with a learning path designed specifically by the instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and efficient.

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The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your art history course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, view videos, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

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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.