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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition

  • Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1285837843
  • ISBN-13: 9781285837840
  • 624 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, the 15th edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I includes nearly 200 new images, new pedagogical box features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. Over 40 reviewers contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. GARDNER'S has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online resources and help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. A highly comprehensive array of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel. MindTap for GARDNER'S provides an interactive digital experience for exploration, study, and development of critical-thinking skills, with an interactive eBook; zoomable versions of images from the text; nearly 300 videos; audio resources; image flashcards; quizzes and critical-thinking questions; and much more. Highly customizable, MindTap allows instructors to easily add their own images, videos, links, articles, activities, and quizzes. Available assets for instructors include a Digital Image Library with zoom capability, pre-made chapter lecture slide decks, and Google Earth coordinates for every artwork in the text.

Features

  • Fred Kleiner, a noted scholar, journal editor, and award-winning teacher, is the sole author of GARDNER. He revised GARDNER specifically to engage introductory students. He ensures a coherence and clarity of presentation that no other text can match, making the 15th edition easier for students to read and understand than other texts.

  • Thoroughly reviewed by over 40 experts and teachers of art history, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY is the resource you can count on for accuracy and depth of scholarship.

  • The 15th edition includes the images that you want to teach. It thoroughly represents the art history canon and presents a breadth and depth of images unparalleled in other art texts.

  • To meet our goal of providing you and your students with the highest-quality book possible, this new edition includes more than 200 new full-color or improved images for clarity and color-fidelity.

  • MindTap guides students along a learning path to greater comprehension and engagement with the course content. Concepts are brought to life with: an interactive eBook that allows students to highlight and take notes right on the page; zoomable versions of close to 1,500 images; videos to reinforce concepts and expand knowledge of particular works or art trends; compare and contrast exercises and quizzes; study tools; a glossary complete with an audio pronunciation guide; and Google Earth coordinate links for all works, monuments, and sites discussed in the text. Additional tools include essay questions, interactive timelines, image flashcards, downloadable audio chapter summaries, architectural basics, Student Guide to Studying, Google art Project adventures paired with exercises on learning how to research and write about art, and more!

Reviews

"I find Art through the Ages to be head and shoulders above other survey texts in terms of its contextual treatment of the objects. Fred Kleiner's interest in explaining how and why objects functioned within their social, religious, political and funerary contexts effectively opens the door for further learning in the classroom."
— Brenda Longfellow, University of Iowa

About the Author

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities, and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage), and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

1. Art in the Stone Age.
2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia.
3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra.
4. The Prehistoric Aegean.
5. Ancient Greece
6. The Etruscans.
7. The Roman Empire.
8. Late Antiquity.
9. Byzantium.
10. The Islamic World.
11. Early Medieval Europe.
12. Romanesque Europe.
13. Gothic Europe.
14. Late Medieval Italy.
15. South and Southeast Asia before 1200.
16. China and Korea to 1279.
17. Japan before 1333.
18. Native American Cultures before 1300.
19. Africa before 1800.

New to this edition

  • The most widely read and respected art history text is now available on MindTap, a highly customizable multi-media teaching and learning platform. All the features and assets previously found on CourseMate are now here, and much more!
  • The 15th edition includes Google Earth coordinates for all sites and works discussed in the text to help you bring your students on a virtual tour of art through the ages.
  • New architecture videos, available on MindTap, give students a virtual tour of significant monuments and sites and the feeling of "being there" while learning more about interior and exterior features and details.
  • "Problems and Solutions" and "The Patron's Voice" text boxes add a further dimension to students' understanding of particular works and movements.
  • All maps have been updated and revised for clarity and accuracy, helping students to make geographical connections between places and sites.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Website, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1305394259 | ISBN-13: 9781305394254)

This product includes the Instructor's Manual, Cognero computerized testing, and Microsoft PowerPoint slides with lecture outlines and images that can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material. Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content for GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 15th Edition. Create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be with no special installs or downloads required.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285867092 | ISBN-13: 9781285867090)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content for GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, 15th Edition. Create multiple test versions instantly and deliver them through your LMS, from your classroom, or wherever you may be with no special installs or downloads required.

Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 15th: Instructor’s Resource Flash Drive  (ISBN-10: 1285856449 | ISBN-13: 9781285856445)

Bring digital images into the classroom with this powerful tool. This one-stop lecture and class presentation tool makes it easy to assemble, edit, and present customized lectures for your course. Available on Flashdrive, the Digital Image Library provides high-resolutions images (maps, diagrams, and the fine art images from the text) for lecture presentations.

SlideGuide, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1285837924 | ISBN-13: 9781285837925)

The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows students to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. It features reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 1305275675 | ISBN-13: 9781305275676)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1305275683 | ISBN-13: 9781305275683)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Enhanced  (ISBN-10: 1305947533 | ISBN-13: 9781305947535)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Enhanced, 15th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap is the first image-led educational software for art that keeps the artwork at the forefront of study. This customizable, interactive, image-first digital experience encourages students to discover the history and meaning of art with a visually rich eBook that places art, surrounding discussion and curated content all on the same two-page spread. Students can expand image details; explore curated content, such as videos and architectural panoramas; and visit locations of art and architecture via Google Maps.

Student Supplements

SlideGuide, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1285837924 | ISBN-13: 9781285837925)

The SlideGuide is a lecture companion that allows you to take notes alongside representations of the art images shown in class. This handy booklet includes reproductions of the images from the book, with full captions and space for note-taking.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I  (ISBN-10: 1305275675 | ISBN-13: 9781305275676)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, Vol I  (ISBN-10: 1305275683 | ISBN-13: 9781305275683)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I, 15th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

MindTap Art, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Enhanced  (ISBN-10: 1305947533 | ISBN-13: 9781305947535)

MindTap Art for Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Enhanced, 15th Edition helps you learn on your terms. MindTap is the first image-led educational software for art that keeps the core content --the artwork -- at the forefront of study. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the book and study with instructor notifications. MINDTAP HELPS MAKE THE TEXT YOURS. This image-first digital experience hones critical-thinking and visual literacy skills as you experience the art, surrounding discussion and accompanying content for each image on the same two-page eBook spread. Zoom and expand image details, explore curated content such as videos and architectural panoramas, visit significant locations of the works of art and architecture via Google Maps -- all without losing your place in the discussion. You can even highlight key text, add notes, and create flashcards.