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Gardner's Art through the Ages (1927)

by Helen Gardner

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840 pages; index and glossary in rear; 23 chapters. Pages tight, glossy, slight yelloweing on pages and edges; usual ex-library markings; Numerous b.w photos, illustrations, maps, and reproducations of art--Completely revised edition containing over 500 new illustations plus eight color plates. Has reputation of being the most complete one volume history of art in English. Yellow orange hard covers with black lettering and illustrations of art on covers. Dust jacket has mylar protector- scuffing and soiled areas on mylor protector; dj has black lettering and art reproduction on front and back dj. Section headings include: Introduction; Ancient Art; European Art; Non-European Art; ; Modern Art. Chapters headings include: Prehistoric; Egyptian; Middle Eastern; Aegean; Geek; Etruscan and Roman; Early Christian and Byzantine; Medieval; Renaissance; Baroque and Rococo; Colonial American; Russian; Islamic; Southeast Asian; Chinese; Japanese; Pre-Columbian May, Mexican, and Andean; North American Indian;; Primitive; Paianting; Photography, Sculpture; Architecture.
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  BRCSBooks | Mar 26, 2012 |
I used it before as a student and afterwards as a teacher.
Even though there are fortunately some other good books on the subject this one has been the best one. Each new edition has even enhanced all the good qualities in this book.

It includes not only all cultures and periods described in a clear and thorough way, but also a really good bibliography that has helped me a lot while trying to find a book about an artis, period or culture. This bibliography is really superior to any other introduction to Art History. ( )
  Paal | May 26, 2009 |
A classic for anyone wishing to study art history. My husband and I used it in college and our son used our book 20 years later to do the same (even though new editions have come out since them). We have also used it throughout the years to research specific artists or works.
  kaida46 | May 25, 2009 |
The history and record of human art from the ancients to the near present. Text book type of volume. ( )
  brose72 | Feb 18, 2007 |
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Gardner, Helenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
de la Croix, HorstEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kleiner, Fred S.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tansey, Richard G.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ancient Roman sarcophagi

Architectural development of the eastern end of cathedrals in England and France

Architecture of the medieval cathedrals of England

Battle of the Centaurs (Michelangelo)

Bible moralisée

Blam (Roy Lichtenstein)

Japanese Buddhist architecture

Judith Slaying Holofernes (Artemisia Gentileschi)

July 1937

Khmer sculpture

Kroisos Kouros

Le Bénédicité

Moschophoros

Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (painting)

Night in paintings (Western art)

Old St. Peter's Basilica

Palazzo style architecture

Poussinists and Rubenists

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0155050907, Hardcover)

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.

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Presents a historical survey of art around the world, from its origins in the Stone Age through the late twentieth century, and includes color illustrations, as well as a CD-ROM with digital images, maps, and quizzes.

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