• List Price: $298.00
  • Save: $252.56 (85%)
Rented from RentU
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: May 30, 2015
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Wear on the cover, clean inside; stamped on the edge "Used book". Fast shipping by Amazon!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Qty:1
  • List Price: $298.00
  • Save: $37.82 (13%)
Only 2 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Gardner's Art through the... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $19.16
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Enhanced Edition (with ArtStudy Online Printed Access Card and Timeline) Hardcover – January 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0495799863 ISBN-10: 0495799866 Edition: 13th

Buy New
Price: $260.18
Rent
Price: $45.44
10 New from $119.78 29 Used from $42.48
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
$85.49
Hardcover, January 1, 2010
$260.18
$119.78 $42.48

There is a newer edition of this item:

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History
$182.81
This title has not yet been released.
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Enhanced Edition (with ArtStudy Online Printed Access Card and Timeline) + Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts (Phoenix Books)
Price for both: $273.18

Buy the selected items together

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $9.99 (Save 95%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Image
Teacher Supplies
Browse our Teacher Supplies store, with everything teachers need to educate students and expand their learning.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 13 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495799866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495799863
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.5 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

The superior quality of its photos and illustrations is one of the principal reasons that the Department of Art History has consistently used Art through the Ages. John Kenfield - Rutgers University

Three strengths of Gardner's are: the choice of imagery discussed; the quality and size of the images, and the clarity; and detail of the discussion which includes a strong balance between style and history. Angi Elsea Bourgeois - Mississippi State University

About the Author

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Cengage. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently professor of art history and archaeology. From 1985 to 1998, he was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

More About the Author

Helen Gardner (1878-1946) was an American art historian and educator. Her Art Through the Ages remains a standard text for American art history classes.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
17
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
2
See all 23 customer reviews
I choose this rating because the book is good.
Jackie Morton
The pictures are crisp and clear and almost every image has a scale next to it so you can understand how big the art is.
Recurring Dream
For me, a great reference material beyond Art History classes and college in general.
O. Ogunsakin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Recurring Dream VINE VOICE on October 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Yes, this book is expensive... But it's worth every penny. I bought this book because I had to for my Art History class. My campus bookstore had a crappy three-hole-punch, loose-leaf version for about the same price so it was a no-brainer for me to upgrade to this hardback version instead.

The care that has gone into the writing and presentation of this book is amazing. It presents the history of art (and architecture) from the first cave paintings up until modern day. The online component ("ArtStudy Online") of this book is well worth utilizing, it has videos that expand upon the book topics, and high-quality zoomable images that feature relevant works of art the author couldn't squeeze into the book, plus easily accessible glossaries (with pronunciations) for every chapter.

I bought this book knowing nothing about art history and I've learned an incredible amount. The book presents the information very clearly. The pictures are crisp and clear and almost every image has a scale next to it so you can understand how big the art is.

This book is huge. It's 1088 pages and weighs a lot and is a work of art in itself! I'll be keeping this on my bookshelf long after my courses are over.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Smothers on March 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The text is well-written, holding the reader's attention--assuming that s/he is interested in learning about the history of art!
The artworks chosen for reproduction with the text are plentiful, sharp, and are all in color.
The only drawback in my particular copy is that due to a production error at the printers, a few pages were bound waaay out of sequence!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bijoux on November 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book that offers a general evaluation of artistic periods ranging from pre-history to modern art. Keep in mind that this book is a combination of Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective Volume I and II. I wasn't aware of that and now have 2 copies of the same book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By David on May 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book came fast, and in a good box. I needed this for my summer course and the book is much larger than I expected it to be. Definitely came in good quality, not badly damaged.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I choose this rating because the book is good. What I like about the book is that their is over 300 additional new images are integrated into the text, and appear online as full size digital images with discussions written by the author. What I dislike about the book is that it had a lot of pages to read. I would recommend this book to other people.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This textbook arrived quickly and in great condition as listed.

This is a great introductory textbook to art throughout a large chunk of history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By O. Ogunsakin on November 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Hefty book (in size and content). For me, a great reference material beyond Art History classes and college in general.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I went kicking and screaming into art history this past summer, thinking I was going to be facing a class I have heard is hard and boring. Boring was not even a word I could use. I fell in love with the class and I think it had a lot to do with this book. The pictures are plentiful and large. The book is easy to read and I found it very informative. Yes, the book weighs about a million pounds, but it has so much to offer. I didn't want to trade it back in, but because I needed more school books, and this was not a cheap book, it had to go. I did end up with an 'A' in Art History and I feel like I can thank the book, since the class was all online, most of our material came from it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again