Gardner's Art Through the Ages With Infotrac: The Western Perspective - VOL I

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-08-02
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This new alternative, GARDNER'S WESTERN ART THROUGH THE AGES, offers instructors and students a brief, strictly Western approach to art history and retains all of the hallmark features of the market-leading Eleventh Edition in a concise 23-chapter format (also available in a two-volume split). Unique to books with a Western Art focus, the authors retain the chapter on Islam, providing students with insightful coverage of the Islamic tradition's impact on Western culture and art history. Featuring an outstanding art program with more color photos than any comparable art history survey textbook, the authors focus on the context and function of the role of art.

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. Italy before the Romans: The Art of the Etruscans
7. From Seven Hills to Three Continents: The Art of Ancient Rome
8. Pagans, Christians, and Jews: The Art of Late Antiquity
9. Rome in the East: The Art of Byzantium
10. Muhammad and the Muslims: Islamic Art
11. Europe after the Fall of Rome: Early Medieval Art in the West
12. The Age of Pilgrims and Crusaders: Romanesque Art
13. The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art

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