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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 14th Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Fred S. Kleiner Boston University
  • ISBN-10: 111177157X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111771577
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, VOLUME I, 14TH EDITION: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (in Volume II), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their individual 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, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their respective fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. 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, nearly 300 videos, 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 -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration.

Features and Benefits

  • Single Author, Single Voice. 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 14th Edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.
  • Thoroughly reviewed by over 100 experts and teachers of Art History, to ensure that GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES is the resource you can count on for accuracy.
  • Includes the images that you want to teach. Most of the new images and chapter features in the 14th Edition were added in direct response to surveys conducted with hundreds of professors over the past two years.
  • Hundreds of new full-color images. In order to meet our goal of providing you and your students with the highest-quality book possible, this new edition includes hundreds of new full-color images, including sharper images and better views of works that appear in previous editions.
  • Rich set of integrated online learning tools. CourseMate brings concepts to life with an interactive eBook, links to nearly 1500 images, many with full page descriptions written by author Fred Kleiner, the Video Study Tools, and a Glossary, complete with an audio pronunciation guide, Maps in the eBook link to interactive Google maps, with coordinate links for key monuments and buildings. 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 Essay Questions, Interactive Timelines, Image Flashcards (students can review the images in either study or quiz mode), Compare and Contrast Exercises, downloadable Audio Chapter Summaries, Architectural Basics, Student Guide to Studying, Google Art Project adventures paired with exercises on learning how to write about art, and more!
  • Expanded PowerLecture on Flashdrive with Digital Image Library, for instructors, includes the entire Digital Image Library including approximately 1500 high resolution images, as well as updated PowerPoint Lectures, Instructor Manual and Testbank to complement the new material.
  • Unique 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. These innovative scales help students to better 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.
  • Beautiful full-color reconstructions. Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these 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 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'll reinforce their understanding visually with the associated thumbnail images of representative art work.
  • Nearly 250 total video clips -- 80% of them new for this edition -- focus on specific works of art. Approximately 20% of the videos 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 one of these video clips is captioned and accompanied by assignable discussion questions (answers can be emailed to the instructor), multiple-choice quizzes, discovery web links and downloadable transcript and media files. The remaining video clips – nearly 200 of them -- focus on specific artworks and architectural sites within their contexts, as if you are "there". Each video pans-in on details of interest and shows both interior and exterior shots, where applicable.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. Art before History.
2. Mesopotamia and Persia.
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. Late Medieval Italy.
15. South and Southeast Asia before 1200.
16. China and Korea to 1279.
17. Japan before 1333.
18. Native Arts of the Americas before 1300.
19. Africa before 1800.

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 Large Thumbnails images, which were introduced in the 13th Enhanced edition are now integrated into the discussion. These additional images, which are available in the Digital Image Library for classroom use and in CourseMate for student use, provide you with more options for classroom discussions.
  • NEW timeline early in the chapter presents works within a historical framework.
  • NEW chapter 31 covers 1980 to the present and includes an expanded number of late 20th/early 21st century artworks. This chapter provides stronger coverage of contemporary art worldwide, incorporating the recommendations of many content specialists.
  • NEW Expanded media for you and your students, including 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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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 1111771588 | ISBN-13: 9781111771584

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Bundle: Text, Vol I + MindTap® Art and Humanities Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305429877 | ISBN-13: 9781305429871

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  • Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I (Book Only)
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Instructor Supplements

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111771588 | ISBN-13: 9781111771584)

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, VOLUME I, 14TH EDITION: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (in Volume II), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their individual 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, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their respective fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. 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, nearly 300 videos, 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 -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

PowerLecture with Digital Image Library  (ISBN-10: 1111771944 | ISBN-13: 9781111771942)

Bring digital images into the classroom with this powerful tool, now available on flashdrive! This one-stop lecture and class presentation tool makes it easy to assemble, edit, and present customized lectures for your course using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Available on Flashdrive, the Digital Image Library provides high-resolution images (maps, diagrams, and most of the fine art images from the text, as well as the over 300 new images) 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 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. There are links to specific figures for every chapter in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. The PowerLecture includes an electronic Instructor's Manual and a Test Bank with multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions in ExamView® computerized format. These text-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides are created for use with JoinIn, software for classroom personal response systems (clickers). JoinIn is the easiest way to turn your lecture into a personal, fully interactive experience for your students. JoinIn turns PowerPoint® technology into a powerful audience response vehicle allowing you to: take attendance, poll students, check student comprehension of difficult concepts, and even administer quizzes without collecting papers or grading.

SlideGuide  (ISBN-10: 1111771863 | ISBN-13: 9781111771867)

The Slide Guide 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 (including new enhanced edition images) with full captions, page numbers, and space for note-taking. New to this edition's Slide Guide are two features: 1) Google Earth coordinates that link satellite images of historic sites and images to textual references and 2) end-of-chapter exercises that incorporate use of Google Earth and critical thinking so students get a more comprehensive look at art images discussed in class.

List Price = $49.95  | CengageBrain Price = $49.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.75

CourseMate Instant Access, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 111177160X | ISBN-13: 9781111771607)

Cengage Learning's Art CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with text-specific embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Resources include hundreds of zoomable, high-resolution bonus images (represented by thumbnail images in the text) along with discussion of the images, image flashcards, Video Study Tools, audio chapter summaries, compare and contrast activities, Student Guide to Studying and more.

List Price = $131.00  | CengageBrain Price = $131.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111186280X | ISBN-13: 9781111862800)

Combining course management with a flexible, easy-to-use format, WebTutor™ for the Enhanced 14th Edition of Gardner's Art Through The Ages: A Global History, enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content which is available as soon as you log on. You can also customize the WebTutor™ environment in any way you choose. Content includes the Test Bank, Practice Quizzes, Video Study Tools, and Coursemate.

List Price = $167.00  | CengageBrain Price = $167.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111862818 | ISBN-13: 9781111862817)

Combining course management with a flexible, easy-to-use format, WebTutor™ for the 14th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, enables you to assign pre-formatted, text-specific content which is available as soon as you log on. You can also customize the WebTutor™ environment in any way you choose. Content includes the Test Bank, Practice Quizzes, Video Study Tools, and CourseMate.

List Price = $167.00  | CengageBrain Price = $167.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.00

MindTap® Art and Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Enhanced Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305254759 | ISBN-13: 9781305254756)

MindTap™ Art and Humanities for Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 14th Edition, is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps. MindApps range from ReadSpeaker (which reads the text out-loud to students), to Kaltura (allowing you to insert inline video and audio into your curriculum) to ConnectYard (allowing you to create digital "yards" through social media –all without "friending" your students). MindTap™ is well beyond an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a resource center website, a course delivery platform or a Learning Management System. It is the first in a new category--the Personal Learning Experience.

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Student Supplements

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111771588 | ISBN-13: 9781111771584)

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, VOLUME I, 14TH EDITION: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide (in Volume II), coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. 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, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their respective fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition.

List Price = $205.95  | CengageBrain Price = $205.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $154.50

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access , Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1285368983 | ISBN-13: 9781285368986)

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.

List Price = $150.00  | CengageBrain Price = $150.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

SlideGuide  (ISBN-10: 1111771863 | ISBN-13: 9781111771867)

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 = $49.95  | CengageBrain Price = $49.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.75

CourseMate Instant Access, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 111177160X | ISBN-13: 9781111771607)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes online with CourseMate. You will find hundreds of zoomable, high-resolution bonus images (represented by thumbnail images in the text) along with discussion of the images, image flashcards, Video Study Tools, audio chapter summaries, compare and contrast activities, Student Guide to Studying and more.

List Price = $131.00  | CengageBrain Price = $131.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $131.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111186280X | ISBN-13: 9781111862800)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Using WebCT®, open the interactive eBook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes online with CourseMate. You will find hundreds of zoomable, high-resolution bonus images (represented by thumbnail images in the text) along with discussion of the images, image flashcards, Video Study Tools, audio chapter summaries, compare and contrast activities, Guide to Studying and more.

List Price = $167.00  | CengageBrain Price = $167.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111862818 | ISBN-13: 9781111862817)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Using Blackboard, open the interactive eBook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes online with CourseMate. You will find hundreds of zoomable, high-resolution bonus images (represented by thumbnail images in the text) along with discussion of the images, image flashcards, Video Study Tools, audio chapter summaries, compare and contrast activities, Guide to Studying and more.

List Price = $167.00  | CengageBrain Price = $167.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $167.00

Blackboard MindLink for CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128536984X | ISBN-13: 9781285369846)

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

List Price = $150.00  | CengageBrain Price = $150.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00

MindTap® Art and Humanities, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Enhanced Edition  (ISBN-10: 1305254759 | ISBN-13: 9781305254756)

MindTap™ Art and Humanities for Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 14th Edition, is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap™ guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap™ includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap™ platform and enhance your learning experience.

List Price = $86.00  | CengageBrain Price = $86.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.00

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.