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Introduction to Art History is a college-level, introductory textbook that provides an overview of the culturally rich subject of Art History. Volume I covers art from pre-history through 1400. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.

Thinking and Talking About Art -- What is Art?, Form, Composition, Space, Content, Historical Context


Prehistoric Art -- The Stone Age, The Paleolithic Period, Mesolithic Period, Neolithic Art, Advancements in Metallurgy and Stonework


Art of the Ancient Near East -- Mesopotamia, Assyria, Neo-Babylonia and Persia, Second Millenium B.C.E.


Ancient Egyptian Art -- Introduction, Early Dynastic Period, The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, The New Kingdom, First Millennium BCE


Aegean Civilizations -- The Aegean Bronze Age, The Minoans, The Mycenaeans


Ancient Greece -- The Greek Civilization, The Geometric and Orientalizing Periods, The Archaic Period, Early Classical Period, High Classical Period, The Hellenistic Period


The Etruscans -- Early Etruscan Art, Later Etruscan Art


The Romans -- Who were the Romans?, The Republic, The Early Empire, Pompeii and the Vesuvian Cities, The Nervan-Antonines, The Severans to the Dominate Period


Late Antiquity -- Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Architecture, Mosaics, and Imperial Christian Art


The Byzantines -- Early Byzantine Art, Middle Byzantine Art


Islamic Art -- Introduction, Islamic Art to 1300, Later Islamic Art, The Ottom, Safavid, and Mughai Dynasties


Art of South and Southeast Asia Before 1200 -- India and Pakistan, The Shungas and Early Andhras, Kushan and Later Andhra Periods, Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia From 300-600, Southeast Asia from 700-1300


Deities and Places of Worship -- Introduction, Images of Deities, Places of Worship


Chinese and Korean Art Before 1279 -- The Middle Kingdom, The Neolithic Age, The Bronze Age, The Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Six Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties, Song Dynasty, Korea


Japan Before 1333 -- Prehistoric Japan, Buddhist Japan, Asuka Period, Nara Period, Heian Period, Kamakura Period


Native American Art Before 1300 -- The New World, Mesoamerica, Central America, South America, North America


Africa Before 1800 -- Ancient Africa, Rock Art, Sub-Saharan Civilizations, Africa from 1000 to 1700


Early Medieval Europe -- Early Middle Ages, Barbarian Art, Early Christian Art of North Europe, Mozabaric Art of Spain, The Vikings, The Carolingians, The Ottonians


Romanesque Art -- The Romanesque Period, Architecture, Sculpture, Textiles and Books, France and Spain, The Holy Roman Empire, Italy, Normandy and England


Gothic Art -- Introduction, French Gothic Art, English Gothic Art, German Gothic Art and the Holy Roman Empire, Italian Gothic Art


Europe from 1200-1400 -- Italy in the 1200s, Fourteenth Century Europe, Italy, France, England, The Holy Roman Empire

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