Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise Global History

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Cengage Learning, Apr 14, 2008 - Education - 608 pages
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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 2nd Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. It is specifically designed for the one-semester survey. The second edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures.
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1.) Discovered in the late 19th-century, researchers can only hypothesize the purpose for the early cave paintings. List three different theories found in this chapter used to explain
the purpose of cave paintings such as Hall of Bulls (fig. 1-5). Which theory do you think is correct? In contrast to the offered theories, you may also explain and defend your own!
2.) Formally analyze Warka Vase (fig. 1-12). Tell me the significance of the formal elements in each of the three friezes. Remember, formal analysis requires you to go beyond description to reach an understanding of meaning.
3.) Tell me some significant information about Akhenaten (r.1353-1335) (fig. 1-33). How might this information help explain why the sculpture of him found in this chapter is so different than other Egyptian portraits such as Menkaure and Khamererneby (fig. 1-27)? Compare and contrast the two sculptures of Egyptian rulers.

About the author (2008)

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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