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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History 4th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2013, 2009, 2006
  • 656 Pages
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition 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 fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. 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 resources for students and instructors than any other art survey text.

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.
  • This new edition includes coverage of Oceanic art and additional pedagogical features such as "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice" text boxes.
  • Architectural videos, now available in MindTap, provide virtual tours of significant monuments and sites; revised and updated maps; new architectural drawings and three-dimensional reconstructions of the Palace at Knossos and the Palatine Chapel at Aachen; and location coordinates for the sites and works discussed in the text.
  • Author and master teacher Fred Kleiner created this text to engage introductory students. This book offers thorough coverage and superb scholarship that students can read easily and understand on their own.
  • Seven box types provide contextual information to supplement the primary text, including "Artists on Art," "Materials and Techniques," "Religion and Mythology," "Art and Society," "Architectural Basics," "Written Sources," "Problems and Solutions," and "The Patron's Voice."
  • Additional key pedagogical features include extended captions for each work, chapter timelines and maps, and "The Big Picture" chapter summary.
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 Americas and Oceania.
21. Africa.
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"Gardner's texts have always allowed the students a more intellectual look at the contexts surrounding the art and the time period. These texts allow for a condensed approach, without the 'dumbing down' that is found in other art history texts."

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