Gardnerís Art through the Ages, Volume I (with Art Study CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-07-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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

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