Fred S. Kleiner
“GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I” is an invaluable textbook designed to help students master their course material in art history. With its comprehensive content and innovative features, this 15th edition offers a dynamic and immersive learning experience.
One notable feature of this edition is the unique scale feature, which allows students to visualize the actual size of the artworks showcased in the book. This feature provides a deeper understanding of the artistic techniques and details that may be difficult to appreciate solely through images.
Each chapter of the book is enriched with various tools to aid in comprehension and exam preparation. The “Framing the Era” overviews, timeline, extended captions, and the chapter summary section titled “The Big Picture” work together to reinforce key concepts and provide a comprehensive review of the material.
To further enhance the learning experience, the book is complemented by MindTap, an interactive digital platform. MindTap offers a range of engaging resources, including an interactive eBook with note-taking capability, zoomable versions of the images featured in the text, over 100 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a Guide to Studying, quizzes, and critical-thinking questions. This digital component fosters exploration, study, and the development of critical-thinking skills, ensuring students actively engage with the content.
Whether used as a primary textbook or a supplementary resource, “GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I” equips students with the necessary tools to understand and appreciate the rich history of Western art. Its comprehensive content, interactive features, and integration of digital resources make it an invaluable asset for students seeking to develop a deep understanding of art history and cultivate their critical-thinking abilities.