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Gardner's art through the ages
Gardner, Helen, 1878-1946.
Personal Author:
Twelfth edition.
Publication Information:
Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, [2005]

Physical Description:
xxix, 1150 pages : illustrations (some color) color maps ; 30 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes CD-ROM: Art study, version 2.0.
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N5300 .G25 2005 Book and Software Set Reference material
N5300 .G25 2005 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference
N5300 .G25 2005 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Subjects and Vocabulary of Art History
1 The Birth of Art: Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age
2 The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East
3 Pharaohs and the Afterlife: The Art of Ancient Egypt
4 Minos and the Heroes of Homer: The Art of the Prehistoric Aegean
5 Gods, Heroes, and Athletes: The Art of Ancient Greece
6 Paths to Enlightenment: The Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200
7 The Silk Road and Beyond: The Art of Early China and Korea
8 Shrines, Statues, and Scrolls: The Art of Early Japan
9 Italy before the Romans: The Art of the Etruscans
10 From Seven Hills to Three Continents: The Art of Ancient Rome
11 Pagans, Christians, and Jews: The Art of Late Antiquity
12 Rome in the East: The Art of Byzantium
13 In Praise of Allah: The Art of the Islamic World
14 From Alaska to the Andes: Native Arts of the Americas before 1300
15 South from the Sahara: Early African Art
16 Europe after the Fall of Rome: Early Medieval Art in the West
17 The Age of Pilgrimages: Romanesque Art
18 The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art
19 From Gothic to Renaissance: The 14th Century in Italian Art
20 Piety, Passion, and Politics: 15th-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain
21 Humanism and the Allure of Antiquity: 15th-Century Italian Art
22 Beauty, Science, and Spirit in Italian Art: The High Renaissance and Mannerism
23 The Age of Reformation: 16th-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain
24 Popes, Peasants, Monarchs, and Merchants: Baroque Art
25 Sultans, Kings, Emperors, and Colonists: The Art of South and Southeast Asia after 1200
26 From the Mongols to the Modern: The Art of Later China and Korea
27 From the Shoguns to the Present: The Art of Later Japan
28 The Enlightenment and Its Legacy: The Late 18th- through the Mid-19th Century
29 The Rise of Modernism: The Later 19th Century
30 Before and After the Conquistadors: Native Arts of the Americas after 1300
31 The Flourishing of Island Cultures: The Arts of Oceania
32 Traditionalism and Internationalism: 19th- and 20th-century African Arts
33 The Development of Modernist Art: The Early 20th Century
34 From the Modern to the Postmodern and Beyond: The Later 20th Century