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Art History, Volume I: Prehistoric—1400

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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

What's New in Version 1.1

Updated cover and title; corrected minor formatting issues.


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Art History, Volume I: Prehistoric—1400
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  • £5.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
  • Category: Art History
  • Published: 23 August 2013
  • Publisher: Boundless
  • Print Length: 997 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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