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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1. Prehistoric ArtChapter 2. Art of the Ancient Near EastChapter 3. Art of Ancient EgyptChapter 4. Art of the Ancient AegeanChapter 5. Art of Ancient GreeceChapter 6. Etruscan and Roman art Chapter 7. Jewish and Early Christian ArtChapter 8. Byzantine ArtChapter 9. Islamic ArtChapter 10. Art of South and Southeast before 1200Chapter 11. Chinese and Korean Art before 1279Chapter 12. Japanese Art before 1333 Chapter 13. Art of the Americas before 1300 Chapter 14. Early African ArtChapter 15. Early Medieval Art in EuropeChapter 16. Romanesque ArtChapter 17. Gothic Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries Chapter 18. Fourteenth-Century Art in EuropeChapter 19. Fifteenth-Century Art in Northern EuropeChapter 20. Renaissance Art in Fifteenth-Century ItalyChapter 21. Sixteenth-Century Art in ItalyChapter 22. Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula Chapter 23. Seventeenth-Century Art in EuropeChapter 24. Art of South and Southeast Asia after 1200Chapter 25. Chinese and Korean Art after 1279 Chapter 26. Japanese Art after 1333Chapter 27. Art of the Americas after 1300Chapter 28. Art of Pacific Cultures Chapter 29. Art of Africa in the Modern Era Chapter 30. Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and North America Chapter 31. Mid to Late Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States Chapter 32. Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1950 Chapter 33. The International Scene since 1950

About the Author

Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Women's Caucus for Art. In 1997, she was awarded the Governor's Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College. She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has also served in various leadership capacities at the University's Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MissouriMichael W. Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Art at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Coordinator of Medieval Studies and Chair of the Humanities Division. Since arriving at Swarthmore in 1978, he has taught specialized courses on Medieval, Roman, and Islamic art and architecture, as well as seminars on visual narrative and on theory and method, but he particularly enjoys teaching the survey to Swarthmore beginners. His research and publications focus on French Gothic art and architecture, most recently in a book on the stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral entitled Picturing the Celestial City. Michael is a consultative curator at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the International Center of Medieval Art and as President both of the American Committee of the International Corpus Vitrearum and of his local school board. When not teaching, writing, or pursuing art historical research, you can find him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.


"An excellent resource accessible to first-year and other students, but full of information to keep all readers interested through excellent writing and examples. It is beautifully illustrated and the electronic support is superb."

- William Ganis, Wells College

"Thorough, thought-provoking...Excellent imagery and great plans and photos of architecture."

- Elizabeth Olton, The University of Texas at San Antonio

"Stokstad/Cothren offers students access to knowledge about global art and its historical contexts while presenting information in a manner that will entice students to actually want to learn more."

- Eleanor Moseman, Colorado State University

"Comprehensive. Intelligent, yet accessible for students. Provides strong historical and geographical context and framework for the students, as well as detailed analyses of works of art from cultures around the globe."

- Deborah Haynes, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Good historical overview, good quality images (including those available for us digitally - thank you), excellent digital resources."

- Denise Budd, Bergen Community College

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