For two-semester courses in Art History, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective. Renowned for its authorship, scholarship and pedagogy, Art History has quickly become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. Engaging and accessible, Stokstad's Art History gives students rich cultural and social contexts for art, along with eloquent explanations of art's formal qualities and particular terminology. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students to the works of all artists in all media in a positive and sympathetic manner. Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.