Revel® Art History 6th Edition © 2018

Revel® Art History brings the history of art to life for a new generation.

  • The 6th Edition offers expanded global coverage, particularly in artwork from South and Southeast Asia and Africa.
  • An updated chapter on contemporary art better reflects recent trends in the art world.
  • This program is delivered on Pearson’s Revel® platform.

Revel® Art History 6th Edition

This edition balances formal analysis with contextual art history to engage a diverse student audience.


Expanded coverage of global art history

The 6th Edition of Art focuses on global art-history coverage, particularly the chapters addressing South and Southeast Asia and Africa.


Edition Revised Based on Key Learning Objectives

To facilitate student learning and understanding of art history, the 6th edition is centered on six key learning objectives. These overarching goals helped steer and shape this revision. They are repeated at the beginning of each chapter, tailored to that section of the book, to remind students of the goals and objectives of the study of art history.


Updated images and maps enhance the narrative and broaden understanding.

Updated images and the addition of many new artworks deepen art-history stories and keep the text up to date. Newly added maps also provide another facet of art-history learning.


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Revel® Art History 6th Edition Stokstad, Cothren

  • Expanded 6th edition coverage of global and contemporary art.
  • Enhanced chapter features
  • Newly added images, artists, and descriptive language of artworks enhance the 6th edition.
  • Global coverage
    Global coverage has been expanded with the addition of new works of art and revised discussions that incorporate new scholarship.
  • Contemporary Art
    Chapter 33 on contemporary art has been reorganized and reworked for greater clarity and timeliness. Coverage of numerous new works has been incorporated into this chapter.
  • A Starter Kit
    A Starter Kit provides a concise primer of basic concepts and tools. The text's Introduction explores how these concepts and tools can be used to understand art history.
  • Art and its Contexts features

    Art and its Contexts features delve into selected works or issues from the chapter. Elements of Architecture features clarify specific architectural features, often explaining engineering principles or building technology.

  • Elements of Architecture
    Elements of Architecture features clarify specific architectural features, often explaining engineering principles or building technology.
  • Technique Features
    Technique features outline the techniques and processes by which certain types of art are created.
  • Updated Maps
    Updated maps list all of the places mentioned within the chapter, helping students to visualize key locations.
  • Updated Images
    Images have been updated whenever new and improved images were available, or when artworks have been cleaned or restored.
  • Updated Language
    Language used to characterize works of art, especially that which attempts to capture the lifelike appearance of the natural world, has been refined and clarified to bring greater precision and nuance.
  • New Works
    New works have been added to the discussion in many chapters to enhance and enrich what is presented in the text. Highlights include the Great Mosque of Damascus, Mesa Verde and Imogen Cunningham's Two Callas.
  • New Artists
    Several artists are also discussed through new, and more representative, works, including Zhao Mengfu, Vladimir Tatlin, and Mary Cassatt.

Online Platform for your Art History Instruction


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Built-in quizzes and concept checks enable teachers to gauge student comprehension frequently, providing timely feedback and addressing learning gaps along the way.

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More about Art History

  • Marilyn Stokstad Author Bio

    Marilyn Stokstad (1929 to 2016), teacher, art historian, and museum curator, was a leader in her field for decades and 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 was Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She also served in various leadership capacities at the University's Spencer Museum of Art and was Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Michael W. Cothren Author Bio

    Michael 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.

  • Table of Contents
    1. Prehistoric Art
    2. Art of the Ancient Near East
    3. Art of Ancient Egypt
    4. Art of the Ancient Aegean
    5. Art of Ancient Greece
    6. Etruscan and Roman Art
    7. Jewish and Early Christian Art
    8. Byzantine Art
    9. Islamic Art
    10. Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200
    11. Chinese and Korean Art before 1279
    12. Japanese Art before 1333
    13. Art of the Americas before 1300
    14. Arts of Africa to the Sixteenth Century
    15. Early Medieval Art in Europe
    16. Romanesque Art
    17. Gothic Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
    18. Fourteenth-century Art in Europe
    19. Fifteenth-century Art in Northern Europe
    20. Renaissance Art in Fifteenth-century Italy
    21. Sixteenth-century Art in Italy
    22. Sixteenth-century Art in Northern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula
    23. Seventeenth-Century Art in Europe
    24. Art of South and Southeast Asia after 1200
    25. Chinese and Korean Art after 1279
    26. Japanese Art after 1333
    27. Art of the Americas after 1300
    28. Art of Pacific Cultures
    29. Arts of Africa from the Sixteenth Century to the Present
    30. European and American Art, 1715 to 1840
    31. Mid to Late Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States
    32. Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900 to 1950
    33. The International Scene since the 1950s

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