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Gardner's Art Through the Ages By Helen Gardner

Gardner's Art Through the Ages by Helen Gardner

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Summary

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

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Gardner's Art Through the Ages Summary

Gardner's Art Through the Ages by Helen Gardner

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.

Table of Contents

The birth of art - Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age; the rise of civilization - the art of the ancient Near East; pharaohs, tombs, and temples - the art of Ancient Egypt; Minos and the heroes of Homer - the art of the prehistoric Aegean; gods, heroes, and athletes - the art of Ancient Greece; paths to enlightenment - the ancient art of South and Southeast Asia; Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism - the art of early China and Korea; sacred statues and secular scrolls - the art of early Japan; Italy before the Romans - the art of the Etruscans; from seven hills to three continents - the art of Ancient Rome; pagans, Christians, and Jews - the art of late antiquity; Rome in the East - the art of Byzantium; Muhammad and the Muslims - Islamic art; from Alaska to the Andes - the arts of the Ancient Americas; south of the Sahara - early African art; Europe after the Fall of Rome - Early Medieval art in the West; the age of pilgrims and crusaders - Romanesque art; the age of the great cathedrals - Gothic art; from Gothic to Renaissance - the 14th century in Italy; of piety, passion, and politics - 15th-century art in Northern 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.

Additional information

CIN000236988
9780155083158
0155083155
Gardner's Art Through the Ages by Helen Gardner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2000-07-31
1248
N/A
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