Editorial Reviews for this title:
This classic art history survey text has sold more than two million copies since it was first published in 1926. The ideal text for the full-year history course, it surveys the entire span of Western art from prehistory to the present and offers overviews of significant areas of non-Western art. Features: * New to this edition: * Increased number of illustrations, more in colour. * Heightened visual appeal and superior accuracy of colour resulting from printing at 175-line screen resolution. * Addition of new maps, timelines, and improved photographic views. * Reorganized, expanded, and revised chapters in Part One reflect significant changes in the field of ancient art over the last decade. (Author Fred S. Kleiner, Classical scholar, is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology, the official journal of the Archaeological Institute of America). * Inclusion of more art from North American museums facilitates students' viewing of actual works. * Inclusion of many new views of previously illustrated monuments. * Increased attention to social and political context of works of art in the ancient world. * Presentation of more classical works of art created for non-elite patrons. * Reorganized by Early Christian, Islamic, and Byzantine material. * Addition of twenty-eight new line art figures. * Expanded coverage of Chinese art and introduction of Korean art. * Expanded coverage of Mayan ceramics ans stelae, new coverage of Peruvian textiles and Colombian goldwork. * Revision of African art, updated in a separate chapter with twice as many images as the previous edition. * Reorganized chapters covering Northern and Italian Renaissance. * Reorganized coverage of eighteenth-century material. * Increased coverage of women and minority artists. * Totally reorganized nineteenth- and twentieth-century material, many new images from nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists.
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