Gardner's Art Through the Ages: v. 2

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: v. 2

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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.
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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 231.14 x 289.56 x 40.64mm | 2,449.39g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 1400 photographs, plans, drawings, glossary, bibliography
  • 015507086X
  • 9780155070868

Table of contents

Introduction - subjects and vocabulary of art history from Gothic to Renaissance - the 14th century in Italy; of piety, passion and politics, 15th-century art in Europe and Spain; humanism and the allure of antiquity - 15th-century Italian art; the beautiful, spiritual, and scientific in art - the High Renaissance and Mannerism; the age of reformation - 16th-century art in Northern Europe and Spain; of popes, peasants, monarchs, and merchants - art of the 17th and early 18th centuries in Europe; religious change and colonial rule - the later art of South and Southeast Asia; incursion, restoration, and transformation in East Asia - the later art of China and Korea; from the shoguns to the present - the art of later Japan; the Enlightenment and its legacy - neoclassicism through the mid-19th century; the rise of Modernism - the later 19th century; before and after the Conquistadors - the later native arts of the Americas; elders, "big men," chiefs, and kings - the arts of Oceania and Australia; exploration, colonization, and independence - later African art; the triumph of Modernist art - the early 20th century; the emergence of Postmodernism - the later 20th century.
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