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Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I and II 15th Edition

Fred S. Kleiner

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  • 496 Pages
Starting At 88.00 See pricing and ISBN options


The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE presents an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. In addition, a highly comprehensive and integrated array of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class. MindTap® for GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES provides an interactive digital experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an image-first, interactive eBook with zoom-able images, more than 100 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a Guide to Studying, critical thinking questions, and much more.

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.
  • The most widely read and respected art history text is now available on MindTap®, the first image-led educational software for art that keeps the core content – the artwork - at the forefront of study. This highly customizable and interactive, image-first digital experience encourages students to discover the history and meaning of art with a visually rich eBook that places the art, surrounding discussion and curated content all on the same two-page spread.
  • The 15th edition includes Google Maps coordinates for all sites and works discussed in the text to take students on a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Architecture videos, available in MindTap®, give students a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites.
  • New text boxes, "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice," add to students' understanding of particular works and movements.
  • All maps have been updated for clarity and accuracy, helping students make geographical connections between places and sites.
  • The 15th edition thoroughly represents the art history canon and presents a breadth and depth of images unparalleled in other art texts, with more than 100 new or improved images.
  • The MindTap® online learning platform guides students along a path to greater comprehension and engagement with the course content.
  • The Digital Image Library flash drive for instructors includes over 1,000 high-resolution images, as well as updated PowerPoint® Lectures, an Instructor Manual and a test bank to complement the new material.
Before 1300.
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. Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Northern Europe.
16. The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy.
17. Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy.
18. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain.
19. The Baroque in Italy and Spain.
20. The Baroque in Northern Europe.
21. Rococo to Neoclassicism: The 18th Century in Europe and America.
22. Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe and America, 1800 to 1870.
23. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.
24. Modernism in Europe and America, 1900 to 1945.
25. Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980.
26. Contemporary Art Worldwide.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1305665821
  • ISBN-13: 9781305665828
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $88.00
  • RETAIL $88.00

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  • ISBN-10: 1337199400
  • ISBN-13: 9781337199407
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $183.50
  • RETAIL $243.95

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

"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."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Digital Image Library

ISBN: 9781305871793
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 flash drive, the Digital Image Library provides high-resolutions images (maps, diagrams, and the fine art images from the text) for lecture presentations.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access, Vol I

ISBN: 9781305886773
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Instructor's Edition, Vol II

ISBN: 9781305645066