Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History / Edition 4

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History / Edition 4

by Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN-10:
1305581067
ISBN-13:
9781305581067
Pub. Date:
01/01/2016
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History / Edition 4

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up as a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to the history of Western art 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781305581067
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 322,897
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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 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.

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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