Gardner's Art Through the Ages

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

Book - 1996 | 10th ed.
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This classic art history survey text has sold more than two million copies since it was first published in 1926. The ideal text for the full-year history course, it surveys the entire span of Western art from prehistory to the present and offers overviews of significant areas of non-Western art. Features: * New to this edition: * Increased number of illustrations, more in colour. * Heightened visual appeal and superior accuracy of colour resulting from printing at 175-line screen resolution. * Addition of new maps, timelines, and improved photographic views. * Reorganized, expanded, and revised chapters in Part One reflect significant changes in the field of ancient art over the last decade. (Author Fred S. Kleiner, Classical scholar, is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the Archaeological Institute of America). * Inclusion of more art from North American museums facilitates students' viewing of actual works. * Inclusion of many new views of previously illustrated monuments. * Increased attention to social and political context of works of art in the ancient world. * Presentation of more classical works of art created for non-elite patr
Publisher: Fort Worth : Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1996.
Edition: 10th ed.
ISBN: 9780155011410
Characteristics: xvi, 1200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tansey, Richard G.
Kleiner, Fred S.


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Jul 28, 2015

Wow, I actually didn't know what I was in for when I picked it up. But, it catalogs art from ancient and medieval and non-European art. To see some art so close up is amazing!


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