Introduction. Before 1300. 14. Late Medieval Italy. 15. Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art in Northern Europe. 16. The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy. 17. Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy. 18. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain. 19. The Baroque in Italy and Spain. 20. The Baroque in Northern Europe. 21. Rococo to Neoclassicism: The 18th Century in Europe and America. 22. Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe and America, 1800 to 1870. 23. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe and America, 1870 to 1900. 24. Modernism in Europe and America, 1900 to 1945. 25. Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980. 26. Contemporary Art Worldwide.
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.
"I love the addition of the scales -- very helpful. I like the way
that Gardner walks students through a visual analysis after first
elaborating on the historical context. I think this is the
textbook's greatest strength."
"One of the most outstanding differences [between Gardner's and other art history texts] is the accessibility of the text. The text . . . is very streamlined. It simplifies the material . . . and the organization is more logical."