Gardner's Art Through the Ages

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive history of world art reveals how art reflects and participates in the artists' view of the world in which they live, from the prehistoric world through the twenty-first century.

Cengage Learning
The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong emphasis on context, and rich, accurate art reproductions, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has earned and sustained a reputation of excellence and authority. So much so, that in 2001, the Text and Academic Authors Association awarded both the McGuffey and the "Texty" Book Prizes to the Eleventh Edition of the text. It is the first art history book to win either award and the only title ever to win both prizes in one year. The Twelfth Edition maintains and exceeds the richness of the Gardner legacy with updated research and scholarship and an even more beautiful art program featuring more color images than any other art history book available. The Twelfth Edition features such enhancements as more color photographs, a stunning new design, and the most current research and scholarship. What's more, the expanded ancillary package that accompanies GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, features a wealth of tools to enhance your students' experience in the course. With each new copy of the book, students receive a copy of the ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM--an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the Twelfth Edition and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.

Book News
Earlier editions of this classic textbook are listed in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. , and the previous, 11th edition (2001) garnered awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for its excellence and longevity. The 12th edition features more color illustrations, a new design, updates to scholarship, and an ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM that contains images, maps, quizzes, and commentaries. Designed for undergraduate art history survey courses, the text is devoted to western art, including the eastern Mediterranean, from ancient times through the present. Ancient and medieval art are covered in satisfying detail, with chapters on the Ancient Near East, Greece, the Etruscans, the Late Antique, Byzantium, and an overview of the tenets and early examples of Islamic art. The complete text is a hefty 1150 pages; the publisher makes available other editions that contain portions of the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. With this book in hand, thousands of students have watched the story of art unfold in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, and thus deepened their understanding of art, architecture, painting, and sculpture. By virtue of its comprehensive coverage, strong emphasis on context, and rich, accurate art reproductions, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has earned and sustained a reputation of excellence and authority. So much so, that in 2001, the Text and Academic Authors Association awarded both the McGuffey and the "Texty" Book Prizes to the Eleventh Edition of the text. It is the first art history book to win either award and the only title ever to win both prizes in one year. The Twelfth Edition maintains and exceeds the richness of the Gardner legacy with updated research and scholarship and an even more beautiful art program featuring more color images than any other art history book available. The Twelfth Edition features such enhancements as more color photographs, a stunning new design, and the most current research and scholarship. What's more, the expanded ancillary package that accompanies GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, features a wealth of tools to enhance your students' experience in the course. With each new copy of the book, students receive a copy of the ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM--an interactive electronic study aid that fully integrates with the Twelfth Edition and includes hundreds of high-quality digital images, plus maps, quizzes, and more.

Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, c2005
Edition: 12th ed
ISBN: 9780155050907
0155050907
9780534640958
0534640958
9780534640910
0534640915
9780534640811
0534640818
9780534641009
0534641008
9780534641085
0534641083
9780534641078
0534641075
9780534633318
0534633315
Characteristics: xxix, 1150 p. : ill. (some col.) col. maps ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Kleiner, Fred S.
Mamiya, Christin J.
Alternative Title: Art through the ages

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