Gardner's Art Through the Ages: v. 1
This introduction to the history of art shows art's powerful role in representing and even transforming the world views of varied cultures. In this revised edition, the narrative of the western and non-European traditions are combined to present a global history of art, highlighting the interactions between geographically distant and culturally distinct societies. Historical research is combined with attention to style, chronology, iconography, technique, function and context. Boxed essays focus on themes and issues across six broad categories: architectural basics; materials and techniques; written sources; religion and mythology; art and society and art in the news.
- Paperback | 624 pages
- 230 x 288 x 32mm | 2,281.56g
- 09 Aug 2000
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
- 11th Revised edition
- 1400 photographs, plans, drawings, glossary, bibliography
Table of contents
Introduction - the subjects and vocabulary of art history; the birth of art - Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age; the rise of civilization - the art of the ancient Near East; pharaohs, tombs, and temples - the art of Ancient Egypt; Minos and the heroes of Homer - the art of the prehistoric Aegean; gods, heroes, and athletes - the art of Ancient Greece; paths to enlightenment - the ancient art of South and Southeast Asia; Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism - the art of early China and Korea; sacred statues and secular scrolls - the art of early Japan; Italy before the Romans - the art of the Etruscans; from seven hills to three continents - the art of Ancient Rome; pagans, Christians, and Jews - the art of late antiquity; Rome in the East - the art of Byzantium; Muhammad and the Muslims - Islamic art; from Alaska to the Andes - the arts of the Ancient Americas; south of the Sahara - early African art; Europe after the Fall of Rome - Early Medieval art in the West; the age of pilgrims and crusaders - Romanesque art; the age of the great cathedrals - Gothic art; from Gothic to Renaissance - the 14th century in Italy.