Art Through the Ages

Art Through the Ages

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This classic art history survey text has sold more than two million copies since it was first published in 1926. The ideal text for the full-year history course, it surveys the entire span of Western art from prehistory to the present and offers overviews of significant areas of non-Western art. Features: * New to this edition: * Increased number of illustrations, more in colour. * Heightened visual appeal and superior accuracy of colour resulting from printing at 175-line screen resolution. * Addition of new maps, timelines, and improved photographic views. * Reorganized, expanded, and revised chapters in Part One reflect significant changes in the field of ancient art over the last decade. (Author Fred S. Kleiner, Classical scholar, is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the Archaeological Institute of America). * Inclusion of more art from North American museums facilitates students' viewing of actual works. * Inclusion of many new views of previously illustrated monuments. * Increased attention to social and political context of works of art in the ancient world.
* Presentation of more classical works of art created for non-elite patrons. * Reorganized by Early Christian, Islamic, and Byzantine material. * Addition of twenty-eight new line art figures. * Expanded coverage of Chinese art and introduction of Korean art. * Expanded coverage of Mayan ceramics ans stelae, new coverage of Peruvian textiles and Colombian goldwork. * Revision of African art, updated in a separate chapter with twice as many images as the previous edition. * Reorganized chapters covering Northern and Italian Renaissance. * Reorganized coverage of eighteenth-century material. * Increased coverage of women and minority artists. * Totally reorganized nineteenth- and twentieth-century material, many new images from nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1216 pages
  • 234 x 296 x 62mm | 4,340.86g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 10th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0155011413
  • 9780155011410

Table of contents

Part I: The Ancient World: The Birth of Art. Ancient Near Eastern Art. Egyptian Art. Aegean Art. Greek Art. Etruscan Art. Roman Art. Early Christian Art . Part II: The Middle Ages: Byzantine Art. Islamic Art. Early Medieval Art in the West. Romanesque Art. Gothic Art. Part III: The World Beyond Europe: The Art of Indian Asia. The Art of China and Korea. The Art of Japan. The Native Arts of the Americas and of Oceania. The Arts of Africa. Part IV: The Renaissance and the Baroque and Rococo: Late Gothic Art in Italy. Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain. Fifteenth-Century Italian Art: The Early Renaissance. Sixteenth-Century Italian Art: The High Renaissance and Mannerism. Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain. Baroque Art. The Eighteenth Century: Late Baroque and Rococo, And the Rise of Romanticism. The Nineteenth Century: Pluralism of Style. Part V: The Modern and Postmodern World: The Early Twentieth Century: The Establishment of Modernist Art. The Later Twentieth Century.
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