9780534642006

Gardner's Art through the Ages (with Art Study CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534642006

  • ISBN10:

    0534642004

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/10/2000
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

In the mid 1920's a teacher at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago had a vision to provide students and instructors with a textbook that would introduce them to the artistic legacy of not only Europe, but of the entire globe. In 1926, Harcourt Brace and Company published that vision - ART THROUGH THE AGES. Since that time, Helen Gardner's vision has been the leader in educating students about the artistic legacy of the world. For the past 75 years, ART THROUGH THE AGES has defined the introductory art history course. The intention of this classic, in Helen Gardner's words, has been "to introduce the reader to certain phases of art, architecture, painting, sculpture, and the minor arts from the remote days of the glacial age in Europe, through successive civilizations of the Near East, Europe, America, and the Orient, to the twentieth century." Now, as we begin a new millennium, we do so with the eleventh edition. This text is more accessible and easier to read for students, but does not compromise the richness of the Gardner tradition.

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, Tombs, and Temples: 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 Ancient Art of South and Southeast Asia
7. Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism: The Art of Early China and Korea
8. Sacred Statues and Secular 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. Muhammad and the Muslims: Islamic Art
14. From Alaska to the Andes: The Arts of the Ancient Americas
15. South of the Sahara: Early African Art
16. Europe after the Fall of Rome: Early Medieval Art in the West
17. The Age of Pilgrims and Crusaders: Romanesque Art
18. The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art
19. From Gothic to Renaissance: The Fourteenth Century in Italy
20. Of Piety, Passion, and Politics: Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain
21. Humanism and the Allure of Antiquity: Fifteenth-Century Italian Art
22. The Beautiful, Spiritual, and Scientific in Art: The High Renaissance and Mannerism
23. The Age of Reformation: Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain
24. Of Popes, Peasants, Monarchs, and Merchants: Art of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries in Europe
25. Religious Change and Colonial Rule: The Later Art of South and Southeast Asia
26. Incursion, Restoration, and Transformation in East Asia: The Later Art of China and Korea
27. From the Shoguns to the Present: The Art of Later Japan
28. The Enlightenment and Its Legacy: Neoclassicism through the Mid-Nineteenth Century
29. The Rise of Modernism: The Later Nineteenth Century
30. Before and After the Conquistadors: The Later Native Arts of the Americas
31. Elders, "Big Men," Chiefs, and Kings: The Arts of Oceania and Australia
32. Exploration, Colonization, and Independence: Later African Art
33. The Triumph of Modernist Art: The Early Twentieth Century
34. The Emergence of Postmodernism: The Later Twentieth Century

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