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Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History
by:Fred S. Kleiner
Fred S. Kleiner provides a world of expertise in his book Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History (with ArtStudy Online Printed Access Card & Timeline), ISBN 9780495503460. This visibly appealing text takes readers on a journey through the world's most renowned museums and architectural sites. A comprehendible writing approach makes this...
Fred S. Kleiner provides a world of expertise in his book Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History (with ArtStudy Online Printed Access Card & Timeline), ISBN 9780495503460. This visibly appealing text takes readers on a journey through the world's most renowned museums and architectural sites. A comprehendible writing approach makes this resource easy to follow while quality photographs of paintings and other art coupled with a 'scale feature' challenges students to properly visualize realistic versions of the artwork presented.Fred S. Kleiner holds his doctorate degree from Columbia University, has taught art history survey for over three decades and currently serves as Professor of Art History and Archeology and Chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University. He has authored or co-authored the 1st and 2nd editions of Art through the Ages: A Concise History, as well as the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th editions of Art through the Ages: A Global History, as well as more than a hundred publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A History of Roman Art. Kleiner strategically organizes the contents of Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History (with ArtStudy Online Printed Access Card & Timeline) across 20 chapters looking at a myriad of time periods and places. The book begins with a section entitled 'Introduction: What is Art History?' followed by chapter 1 which investigates 'Prehistory and the First Civilizations.' Chapter 2 takes the reader to 'Greece' while chapter 3 explores 'The Roman Empire' and chapter 4 investigates 'Early Christianity and Byzantium.' Chapter 5 journeys through 'The Islamic World' while chapter 6 focuses on 'Early Medieval Europe and Romanesque Europe' and chapter 7 delves into 'Gothic Europe.' 'Europe, 1400 to 1500' is the focus of chapter 8 with 'Europe, 1500-1600' being the focus of chapter 9 and 'Europe, 1600-1700' discussed in chapter 10. Chapter 11 journeys through 'Europe and America, 1700 to 1800' followed by chapter 12 looking at 'Europe and America, 1800 to 1870' and chapter 13 focusing on 'Europe and America, 1870 to 1900.' 'Europe and America since 1900 to 1945' is the emphasis of chapter 14 while 'Europe and America after 1945' is the focus of chapter 15 and 'South and Southeast Asia' is the topic of choice in chapter 16. Chapter 17 journeys to 'China and Korea' while chapter 18 explores 'Japan.' Finally this text is concluded with 'The Americas' in chapter 19 and chapter 20 investigating 'Africa.'
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