Introduction: What is Art History? 1. Art in the Stone Age. 2. Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia. 3. Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra. 4. The Prehistoric Aegean. 5. Ancient Greece 6. The Etruscans. 7. The Roman Empire. 8. Late Antiquity. 9. Byzantium. 10. The Islamic World. 11. Early Medieval Europe. 12. Romanesque Europe. 13. Gothic Europe. 14. Late Medieval Italy. 15. South and Southeast Asia before 1200. 16. China and Korea to 1279. 17. Japan before 1333. 18. Native American Cultures before 1300. 19. Africa before 1800. 20. Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art in Northern Europe. 21. The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy. 22. Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy. 23. High Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain. 24. The Baroque in Italy and Spain. 25. The Baroque in Northern Europe. 26. Rococo to Neoclassicism: The 18th Century in Europe and America. 27. Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe and America, 1800 to 1870. 28. Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe and America, 1870 to 1900. 29. Modernism in Europe and America, 1900 to 1945. 30. Modernism and Postmodernism in Europe and America, 1945 to 1980. 31. Contemporary Art Worldwide. 32. South and Southeast Asia, 1200 to 1980. 33. China and Korea, 1279 to 1980. 34. Japan, 1333 to 1980. 35. Native American Cultures, 1300 to 1980. 36. Oceania before 1980. 37. Africa, 1800 to 1980.
Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities, and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage), and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
"I find ART THROUGH THE AGES to be head and shoulders above other
survey texts in terms of its contextual treatment of the objects.
Fred Kleiner's interest in explaining how and why objects
functioned within their social, religious, political and funerary
contexts effectively opens the door for further learning in the
"I have taught Survey of Art using Gardner since 1974. The Kleiner versions are masterpieces."