History of Art: v. 2

History of Art: v. 2 : The Western Tradition

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 215.9 x 289.56 x 33.02mm | 2,472.07g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0130197319
  • 9780130197313

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.show more

Table of contents

III. THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO. 12. The Early Renaissance in Italy. 13. The High Renaissance in Italy. 14. Mannerism and Other Trends. 15. "Late Gothic" Painting, Sculpture, and the Graphic Arts. 16. The Renaissance in the North. 17. The Baroque in Italy and Spain. 18. The Baroque in Flanders and Holland. 19. The Baroque in France and England. 20. The Rococo. IV. THE MODERN WORLD. 21. Neoclassicism and Romanticism. 22. Realism and Impressionism. 23. Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau. 24. Twentieth-Century Painting. 25. Twentieth-Century Sculpture. 26. Twentieth-Century Architecture. 27. Twentieth-Century Photography. 28. Postmodernism. Books for Further Reading. Discography. Glossary. Art and Architecture Websites. Index. Credits.show more

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