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Overview

As 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 non-Western version explores the history of art in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and the Islamic world in a compact, 12-chapter format. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVES features color photographs, a stunning design, and the most current research and scholarship. Every copy of the text contains a free 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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Editorial Reviews

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Tansey and Kleiner have collaborated on the most thorough revision since 1970 of one of the central monuments of art-historical study. Extensively reorganized and rewritten, this massive book now contains five more chapters than the 9th edition. Among the beneficiaries are both African and Etruscan art, which each have their own chapter for the first time. Somewhat larger, more colorful illustrations, maps, and chronologies add to the overall improved look of this new version. As before, the prose is dense but readable, focusing primarily on appreciative descriptions of exemplary works and emphasizing the periodicity of artistic style. In a new concluding chapter, the authors acknowledge recent revisionist challenges to this more traditional approach. It's a cursory tip of the hat to postmodernism, followed by unconvincing attempts to legislate categories within the art of the 1980s and 1990s. Far better is the way most of the book deals with earlier eras, so that this remains the benchmark text against which all other general surveys can be measured. An improvement upon an already first-rate work; highly recommended.Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495003656
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/2/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 11.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 1st and 2nd editions of Art through the Ages: A Concise History, as well as the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th editions of Art through the Ages: A Global History, and more than a hundred publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A History of Roman Art, also published by Wadsworth. 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 and Chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. From 1985 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and devotion 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 a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, a 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. Paths to Enlightenment: The Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200. 2. Sultans, Kings, Emperors, and Colonists: The Art of South and Southeast Asia after 1200. 3. The Silk Road and Beyond: The Art of Early China and Korea. 4. From the Mongols to the Modern: The Art of Later China and Korea. 5. Shrines, Statues, and Scrolls: The Art of Early Japan. 6. From the Shoguns to the Present: The Art of Later Japan. 7. In Praise of Allah: The Art of the Islamic World. 8. From Alaska to the Andes: Native Arts of the Americas before 1300. 9. Before and After the Conquistadors: Native Arts of the Americas after 1300. 10. South from the Sahara: Early African Art. 11. Traditionalism and Internationalism: 19th- and 20th-Century African Arts. 12. The Flourishing of Island Cultures: The Arts of Oceania. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.

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