Gardner's Art Through the Ages

ISBN-10: 0840030614

ISBN-13: 9780840030610

Edition: 14th 2013

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Description: GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, 14e, BACKPACK EDITION: BOOK B: THE MIDDLE AGES, is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully-illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the fourteenth edition of the most widely-read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online environment, including all images and an eBook, is also available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. A new timeline within each chapter, along with "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, will help you review for exams.

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Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
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.

Preface
Late Antiquity
Framing The Era Romans, Jews, and Christians
Timeline
The Late Antique World
Dura-Europos and Jewish Art
The Catacombs and Funerary Art
Architecture and Mosaics
Luxury Arts
Religion and Mythology: Jewish Subjects in Christian Art
Religion and Mythology: The Life of Jesus in Art
Materials and Techniques: Mosaics
Materials and Techniques: Medieval Manuscript Illumination
Materials and Techniques: Ivory Carving
Map 8-1 The Mediterranean world in late antiquity
The Big Picture
Byzantium
Framing The Era Church and State United
Timeline
The Christian Roman Empire
Early Byzantine Art
Middle Byzantine Art
Late Byzantine Art
Written Sources: The Emperors of New Rome
Architectural Basics: Pendentives and Squinches
Art and Society: Icons and Iconoclasm
Art and Society: Born to the Purple: Empress Zoe
MAP 9-1 The Byzantine Empire at the death of Justinian in 565
The Big Picture
The Islamic World
Framing The Era The Rise and Spread of Islam
Timeline
Early Islamic Art
Later Islamic Art
Religion and Mythology: Muhammad and Islam
Architectural Basics: The Mosque
Written Sources: Sinan the Great and the Mosque of Selim II
Materials and Techniques: Islamic Tilework
Art and Society: Christian Patronage of Islamic Art
MAP 10-1 The Islamic world around 1500
The Big Picture
Early Medieval Europe
Framing The Era Missionaries Spread I Christian Art
Timeline
Art of the Warrior Lords
Hiberno-Saxon Art
Visigothic and Mozarabic Art
Carolingian Art
Ottonian Art
Art and Society: Medieval Books
Religion and Mythology: The Four Evangelists
Art and Society: Charlemagne's Renovatio Imperii Romani
Religion and Mythology: Medieval Monasteries and Benedictine Rule
Art and Society: Theophanu, a Byzantine Princess in Ottonian Germany
MAP 11-1 The Carolingian Empire at the death of Charlemagne in 814
The Big Picture
Romanesque Europe
Framing The Era The Rebirth of Monumental Sculpture
Timeline
European Culture in the New Millennium
France and Northern Spain
Holy Roman Empire
Italy
Normandy and England
Art and Society: Pilgrimage Roads in France and Spain
Religion and Mythology: The Veneration of Relics
Written Sources: Timber Roofs and Stone Vaults
Written Sources: Bernard of Clairvaux on Cloister Sculpture
Architectural Basics: The Romanesque Church Portal
Religion and Mythology: The Crusades
Art and Society: Romanesque Countesses, Queens, and Nuns
Materials and Techniques: Embroidery and Tapestry
MAP 12-1 Western Europe around 1100
The Big Picture
Gothic Europe
Framing the Era The Age of the Great Cathedrals
Timeline
France
England
Holy Roman Empire
Written Sources: Abbot Suger and the Rebuilding of Saint-Denis
Architectural Basics: The Gothic Rib Vault
Art and Society: Paris, Schoolmen, and Scholasticism
Architectural Basics: The Gothic Cathedral
Materials and Techniques: Stained-Glass Windows
Art and Society: Louis IX, the Saintly King
MAP 13-1 Europe around 1200
The Big Picture
Late Medieval Italy
Framing The Era Late Medieval or Proto-Renaissance?
Timeline
13th Century
14th Century
Religion and Mythology: The Great Schism, Mendicant Orders, and Confraternities
Art and Society: Italian Artists' Names
Materials and Techniques: Fresco Painting
Written Sources: Artists' Guilds, Artistic Commissions, and Artists' Contracts
Art and Society: Artistic Training in Renaissance Italy
MAP 14-1 Italy around 1400
The Big Picture
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Museum Index
Subject Index
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