Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art / Edition 3

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art / Edition 3

by Fred S. Kleiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1285084969

ISBN-13: 9781285084961

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the great artistic traditions of Western civilization! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of this best-selling art history book provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and

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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the great artistic traditions of Western civilization! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of this best-selling art history book provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporates new artists and art forms—all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. The unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the "Framing the Era" overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled "The Big Picture", make it easier to understand the cultural and historical forces that influenced each artwork. A complete online environment, including all images and an eBook, is also available. Go to the Museum index before your next visit to a museum to locate the works in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285084961
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,011,543
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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