Gardner's art through the ages : a global history

Art through the ages
Kleiner, Fred S. author

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  • "Experience the wonders of human creativity in GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 16th Edition! A grand tour of the world's most celebrated works 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. Of course, 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."


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 1177-1201) and index.


  • What is art history? -- Art in the Stone Age -- Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia -- Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra -- The prehistoric Aegean -- Ancient Greece -- The Etruscans -- The Roman Empire -- Late antiquity -- Byzantium -- The Islamic world -- Early medieval Europe -- Romanesque Europe -- Gothic Europe north of the Alps -- Late medieval Italy -- South and Southeast Asia before 1200 -- China and Korea to 1279 -- Japan before 1333 -- Native American cultures before 1300 -- Africa before 1800 -- Late medieval and early Renaissance Northern Europe -- The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy -- Renaissance and mannerism in Cinquecento Italy -- High Renaissance and mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain -- The baroque in Italy and Spain -- The baroque in Northern Europe -- Rococo to neoclassicism: the 18th century in Europe and America -- Romanticism, realism, photography: Europe and America, 1800 to 1870 -- Impressionism, post-impressionism, symbolism: Europe and America, 1870-1900 -- Modernism in Europe, 1900 to 1945 -- Modernism in the United States and Mexico, 1900 to 1945 -- Modernism and postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980 -- Contemporary art worldwide -- South and Southeast Asia, 1200 to 1980 -- China and Korea, 1279 to 1980 -- Japan, 1333 to 1980 -- Native American cultures, 1300 to 1980 -- Oceania before 1980 -- Africa, 1800 to 1980
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