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Gardner's Art through the Ages

Gardner's Art through the Ages

The Western Perspective, Volume I
Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.
Gardner's Art through the Ages
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16
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2020-01-01
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2021
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0357370384
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9780357370384
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Wadsworth Publishing
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496
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Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

  • Introduction: What is Art History?
  • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
  • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
  • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
  • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
  • 5. Ancient Greece.
  • 6. The Etruscans.
  • 7. The Roman Empire.
  • 8. Late Antiquity.
  • 9. Byzantium.
  • 10. The Islamic World.
  • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
  • 12. Romanesque Europe.
  • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
  • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

  • Introduction: What is Art History?
  • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
  • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
  • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
  • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
  • 5. Ancient Greece.
  • 6. The Etruscans.
  • 7. The Roman Empire.
  • 8. Late Antiquity.
  • 9. Byzantium.
  • 10. The Islamic World.
  • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
  • 12. Romanesque Europe.
  • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
  • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

  • Introduction: What is Art History?
  • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
  • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
  • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
  • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
  • 5. Ancient Greece.
  • 6. The Etruscans.
  • 7. The Roman Empire.
  • 8. Late Antiquity.
  • 9. Byzantium.
  • 10. The Islamic World.
  • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
  • 12. Romanesque Europe.
  • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
  • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
  • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

  • Introduction: What is Art History?
  • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
  • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
  • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
  • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
  • 5. Ancient Greece.
  • 6. The Etruscans.
  • 7. The Roman Empire.
  • 8. Late Antiquity.
  • 9. Byzantium.
  • 10. The Islamic World.
  • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
  • 12. Romanesque Europe.
  • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
  • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
  • Product Description
  • Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    • Introduction: What is Art History?
    • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
    • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
    • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
    • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
    • 5. Ancient Greece.
    • 6. The Etruscans.
    • 7. The Roman Empire.
    • 8. Late Antiquity.
    • 9. Byzantium.
    • 10. The Islamic World.
    • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
    • 12. Romanesque Europe.
    • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
    • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
  • Features
  • Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    • Introduction: What is Art History?
    • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
    • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
    • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
    • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
    • 5. Ancient Greece.
    • 6. The Etruscans.
    • 7. The Roman Empire.
    • 8. Late Antiquity.
    • 9. Byzantium.
    • 10. The Islamic World.
    • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
    • 12. Romanesque Europe.
    • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
    • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
  • About the Author
  • Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    • Introduction: What is Art History?
    • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
    • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
    • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
    • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
    • 5. Ancient Greece.
    • 6. The Etruscans.
    • 7. The Roman Empire.
    • 8. Late Antiquity.
    • 9. Byzantium.
    • 10. The Islamic World.
    • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
    • 12. Romanesque Europe.
    • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
    • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
  • Table of Contents
  • Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world?s most celebrated works of Western Civilization from the Stone Age to the modern era, this introductory text has been a classroom favorite for 85 years. Every chapter includes rich and compelling discussions of pivotal art works, periods and geographies in art history, as well as new artists and art forms. The bold illustrations on the pages look almost as good as the real thing, especially when you use the unique Scale feature to imagine a work?s stature from the artist?s point of view. And to keep your course success in focus, the text offers Quick Review Captions and Big Picture Overviews, as well as an optional ebook that enables you to zoom in on fine details of paintings, sculptures, and priceless art forms of all kinds.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • Mobile-Optimized Flashcards: Students can review key concepts and works of art on the go with the Cengage Mobile App.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • MindTap & Cengage Mobile: Reimagined for the 21st century, the most widely read and respected art history text is available in MindTap, the customizable and mobile-optimized multimedia teaching and learning platform.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • Global Locators: Using Google Earth coordinates for sites and the provenance of artwork discussed in the text offers a virtual tour of art through the ages.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • "A Second Opinion" Essays: These essays introduce students to current debates in the history of art and architecture, emphasizing the ever-changing dynamic of the art world.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • Full-Color Reconstructions: Exquisitely rendered by John Burge, these three-dimensional views of important architectural sites help readers imagine these sites as they once existed.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • "Big Picture" Features: The Big Picture full-page synopsis concludes every chapter, reinforcing key topics and representative artworks from each historical period.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • MindTap Success: Take art history to new and interactive heights with over 1,500 high-resolution images, 300 video clips, exercises and quizzes, self-study tools, a glossary and audio pronunciation guide, Google Earth coordinates, and other resources.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Architecture Videos in MindTap: Students experience "being really there" by taking a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Expert Storytelling: Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner blends art history with rich stories and clear organization, making the 16th edition easier for students to understand than other texts.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Additional Art: Always the dependable, go-to resource, this edition features more works of art and architecture than any competing title.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Improved Images: With more than 113 new images and enhancements to existing images, the 16th edition offers the highest quality reproduction images in terms of clarity and color-fidelity.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.
    • Visual Scaling: To help readers appreciate size and scale as a component in describing artwork, a scale is positioned next to images of paintings, statues, and other works, as well as architectural plans.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

    Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as a member of the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner has authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage) and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    • Introduction: What is Art History?
    • 1. Art in the Stone Age.
    • 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
    • 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
    • 4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
    • 5. Ancient Greece.
    • 6. The Etruscans.
    • 7. The Roman Empire.
    • 8. Late Antiquity.
    • 9. Byzantium.
    • 10. The Islamic World.
    • 11. Early Medieval Europe.
    • 12. Romanesque Europe.
    • 13. Gothic Europe North of the Alps.
    • 14. Late Medieval Italy.
 
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