History of Art

History of Art : The Western Tradition, Volume I

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For two-semester courses in Art History Survey and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective.

The definitive survey of the Western Art tradition-the standard against which all other art history surveys are measured-this classic text uses an exceptional art program, impeccable scholarship, rich color, accurate illustrations printed in five colors, and student-friendly pedagogy to introduce readers to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With an effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, it presents art as a succession of styles-from Prehistory through the 1990s-and enlarges students' capacity to appreciate individual works of art in and of themselves, not merely to accumulate data about them.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 218.44 x 292.1 x 22.86mm | 1,474.17g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130197297
  • 9780130197290

Table of contents


1. Prehistoric Art.
2. Egyptian Art.
3. Ancient Near Eastern Art.
4. Aegean Art.
5. Greek Art.
6. Etruscan Art.
7. Roman Art.

8. Early Christian and Byzantine Art.
9. Early Medieval Art.
10. Romanesque Art.
11. Gothic Art.
Books for Further Reading.
Art and Architecture Websites.
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About H. W. Janson

H. W. JANSON is a legendary name in the field of art history. For more than twenty-five years professor of fine arts at New York University, he produced an impressive list of publications. Among them are many books that remain standard references, including The Story of Painting for Young People (with Dora Jane Janson, his wife), The Sculpture of Donatello, 19th Century Art (with Robert Rosenblum), and 19th-Century Sculpture. His world-famous History of Art has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Twice a Guggenheim Fellow, Professor Janson was for three years editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Art Bulletin.

ANTHONY F. JANSON, professor of art history at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, has forged a distinguished career as a teacher, writer, and museum professional. Besides authoring books, catalogs, and articles on Western art from the Renaissance to 1900, he has held curatorial posts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida; and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. After his father's death in 1982, Dr. Janson took over authorship of History of Art and History of Art for Young People, on which he had earlier collaborated.
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