- Series: Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Volume 2
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 13 edition (January 7, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495573647
- ISBN-13: 978-0495573647
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.9 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 530 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume II (with Art Study & Timeline Printed Access Card) (Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Volume 2) 13th Edition
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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 GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of GARDNER'S 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.
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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.