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Overview

The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. The story of art unfolds in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, deepening students' understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. This Concise version features color photographs, a stunning design, and the most current research and scholarship. What's more, the ancillary package that accompanies GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY features a wealth of tools to enhance your students' experience in the course. With each new copy of the book, students receive a copy of the ArtStudy CD-ROM-an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the text and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534636401
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/22/2005
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of 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.

Christin J. Mamiya received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of California—Los Angeles, and is Professor of Art History at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities from the University of Nebraska in 2001, Professor Mamiya specializes in the areas of modern, postmodern, and Oceanic art. She has published a book on Pop art, as well as many articles, catalog essays, and book reviews. She is an active participant in the wider community as both a curator and lecturer.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction: The Subjects and Vocabulary of Art History. 1. Prehistory and the First Civilizations. 2. Greece. 3. The Roman Empire. 4. Early Christianity and Byzantium. 5. The Islamic World. 6. Early Medieval and Romanesque Europe. 7. Gothic Europe. 8. 15th-Century Europe. 9. 16th-Century Europe. 10. Baroque Europe. 11. Europe and America, 1750-1850. 12. Europe and America, 1850-1900. 13. Europe and America, 1900-1945. 14. Europe and America After World War Ii. 15. South Asia. 16. China. 17. Japan. 18. The Americas. 19. Africa. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.

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