Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective (13th Edition)

By Fred S. Kleiner

As attention-grabbing as a true stopover at to the world's recognized museums and architectural websites, GARDNER'S paintings during the a while: THE WESTERN point of view supplies a complete, fantastically illustrated journey of the world's nice creative traditions--plus all of the examine instruments you want to excel on your paintings heritage path! effortless to learn and comprehend, this thirteenth version of the main broadly learn historical past of paintings ebook within the English language is the single textbook that features a special "scale" characteristic (accompanying the book's images of work and different works of art) to help you higher visualize the particular dimension of the works of art proven within the ebook. 3 degrees of evaluate together with prolonged snapshot captions, "The immense Picture" overviews on the finish of each bankruptcy, and a different worldwide timeline may also help you learn to your tests. You'll additionally locate fabrics to help you grasp the most important themes fast within the ArtStudy on-line (a unfastened interactive research consultant that incorporates flash playing cards of pictures and quizzes).

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The entire Wonders have been of gigantic dimension and built at nice price. 3 of them have been of significant antiquity: the pyramids of Gizeh (FIG. 3-8), which Antipater defined as “man-made mountains,” and “the putting gardens” and “walls of impregnable Babylon. ” Babylon was once the single website on Antipater’s checklist that can boast Wonders. Later record makers most well-liked to distribute the Seven Wonders between seven various towns. almost all these Wonders date to Greek times—the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, with its 60-foot-tall columns; Phidias’s massive gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus at Olympia; the grandiose tomb of Mausolus (the “Mausoleum”) at Halikarnassos; the Colossus of Rhodes, a bronze statue of the solar god one hundred ten toes tall; and the lighthouse at Alexandria, probably the tallest construction within the historic international. The pyramids are the oldest and the Babylonian gardens the one ask yourself within the class of “landscape structure. ” a number of old texts describe Babylon’s gardens. Quintus Curtius Rufus, writing within the mid-first century CE, pronounced: T at the best of the castle are the striking gardens, a ask yourself celebrated within the stories of the Greeks. . . . Columns of stone have been arrange to maintain the entire paintings, and on those was once laid a floor of squared blocks, powerful sufficient to carry the earth that's thrown upon it to an exceptional intensity, in addition to the water with which they irrigate the soil; and the constitution helps bushes of such nice dimension that the thickness in their trunks equals a degree of 8 cubits [about twelve feet]. They tower to a peak of fifty toes, they usually yield as a lot fruit as though they THE PERSIAN EMPIRE even if Nebuchadnezzar, “King of Kings” of the biblical Daniel, had boasted that he “caused a potent wall to circumscribe Babylon . . . in order that the enemy who may do evil wouldn't threaten,” Cyrus of Persia (r. 559–529 BCE) captured the town within the 6th century. Cyrus, who can have been descended from an Elamite line, used to be the founding father of the Achaemenid dynasty and traced his ancestry again to a legendary King Achaemenes. Babylon used to be yet one of many Persians’ conquests. Egypt fell to them in 525 BCE, and by way of 480 BCE the Persian Empire was once the biggest the realm had but recognized, extending from the Indus River in South Asia to the Danube River in northeastern Europe. purely the winning Greek resistance within the fifth century BCE avoided Persia from embracing southeastern Europe besides. The Achaemenid line ended with the loss of life of Darius III in 330 BCE, after his defeat by the hands of Alexander the nice (FIG. 5-70). PERSEPOLIS crucial resource of data approximately Persian artwork and structure is the ceremonial and administrative advanced at the fortress at Persepolis (FIG. 2-25), which the successors of Cyrus, Darius I (r. 522–486 BCE) and Xerxes (r. 486–465 BCE), equipped among 521 and 465 BCE. located on a excessive plateau, the seriously fortified advanced of royal structures stood on a large platform overlooking the obvious. Alexander the good razed the location in a gesture symbolizing the destruction of Persian imperial energy.

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