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As the market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the world's artistic tradition. The story of art unfolds in its full historical, social, religious, economic, and cultural context, deepening students' understanding of art, architecture, paintin ...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published March 7th 2005 by Wadsworth Publishing (first published May 22nd 1980)
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Foxtower
Dec 12, 2012 Foxtower rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
A later version of my Art History textbook. Thank goodness I don't have to read this one! (I refer to the pictures) While comprehensive in Gardners view of Art history there were no women... what?

Like any interpretation of ART, I think that only the photos tell a kind of truth.
Christin
Mar 31, 2011 Christin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-college, art
A textbook I actually read! And was actually readable. It helped that Kleiner was my professor and his humor was evident in the writing, even though he had to leave some of the naughtier bits out.

"Double-barreled super-stud of a centaur."
Mara
Dec 31, 2014 Mara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing introduction to Art History. It had the right amount of content, and the style of writing was very approachable and all-around interesting.
Foxtower
Dec 12, 2012 Foxtower rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
This is an updated version of the college art history textbook I used back in the seventies... thank goodness I didn't have to read this one! While this and volume two provide ample photos of art work thoughout history, what lacking is that its a history that lacks women artists!
Allison Thaemlitz
This was one of the best textbooks I've used. It's easy to read and full of useful information. Perfect for an introduction to Art History.
Peggy
Oct 22, 2015 Peggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good instruction book. Very good projects to enable you to draw.
Merry
Jul 22, 2016 Merry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-art-history
Excellent book for class with Dr. Diane Goode - great professor!
Allison
This is my textbook for Art History 101.
Sarah
Jul 14, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only college textbook I've ever kept.
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