Opening of the Preface: When Helen Gardner published the first edition of Art through the Ages in 1926, she could not have imagined that more than 80 years later instructors all over the world would still be using her textbook in their classrooms.Interior of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy, ca. 425.Chock-a-block with fantastic pictures. A building-block 'must' for any reference library. Go on then, just one more ... Interior of the synagogue, Dura-Europos, Syria, with wall paintings of Old Testament themes, ca. 245–256.