Gardner's Art Through the Ages A Concise Global History

ISBN-10: 0495503460

ISBN-13: 9780495503460

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Description: As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditionsplus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, this is the only textbook that includes a unique "scale" feature (accompanying the book's photographs of paintings and other artworks) that will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. You'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly and help you study for your examsfor example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).

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Book details

List price: $278.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.290
Language: English

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.

Introduction: What Is Art History?
Prehistory and the First Civilizations
Greece
The Roman Empire
Early Christianity and Byzantium
The Islamic World
Early Medieval Europe and Romanesque Europe
Gothic Europe
Europe, 1400 to 1500
Europe, 1500 to 1600
Europe, 1600 to 1700
Europe and America, 1700 to 1800
Europe and America, 1800 to 1870
Europe and America, 1870 to 1900
Europe and America since 1900 to 1945
Europe and America after 1945
South and Southeast Asia
China and Korea
Japan
The Americas
Africa
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