Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book B (Book Only)

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book B (Book Only)

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0840030614

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, 14e, BACKPACK EDITION: BOOK B: THE MIDDLE AGES, is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully-illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the fourteenth edition of the most widely-read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online environment, including all images and an eBook, is also available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. A new timeline within each chapter, along with "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, will help you review for exams.

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still loom with massive solidity. Another century had to pass before Western Christian mosaicists portrayed figures entirely as flat images, rather than as three-dimensional bodies, finally rejecting the norms of classical art in favor of a style better suited for a focus on the spiritual instead of the natural world. Early Christian art, like Late Antique Roman art in general, vacillates between these two stylistic poles. Ravenna In the decades after the founding in 324 of Constantinople, the New

date; the material(s) used; the size; and the current location if the work is in a museum or private collection. As in previous editions, scales accompany all plans, but for the first time scales now also appear next to each photograph of a painting, statue, or other artwork. The works illustrated vary enormously in size, from colossal sculptures carved into mountain cliffs and paintings that cover entire walls or ceilings to tiny figurines, coins, and jewelry that one can hold in the hand.

this new Byzantine aesthetic, one very different from that of the classical world but equally compelling. Blue sky has given way to heavenly gold, and matter and material values are disparaged. Byzantine art is an art without solid bodies or cast shadows, with blank golden spaces, and with the perspective of Paradise, which is nowhere and everywhere. Justinian’s counterpart on the opposite wall of the apse is Theodora (FIG. 9-11), one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages (see

essential for understanding the history of Western art after 1300. The subjects of these special boxes are The Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus; The Life of Jesus in Art; Greco-Roman Temple Design and the Classical Orders; Arches and Vaults; and Medieval Church Design. Boxed essays once again appear throughout the book as well. This popular feature first appeared in the 11th edition of Art through the Ages, which won both the Texty and McGuffey Prizes of the Text and Academic Authors

in 256 to Rome’s new enemy in the East, the Sasanians, heirs to the Parthian Empire (see Chapter 2). The Sasanian siege of Dura is an important fixed point in the chronology of Late Antiquity because the inhabitants evacuated the town, leaving its buildings largely intact. This “Pompeii of the desert” has revealed the *In this chapter, all dates are CE unless otherwise indicated. FRA NC E Milan Venice Ravenna C R O ATIA Ad D anube R. Split ria Black Sea tic SP AIN Rome ITAL Y Se a

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