History of Art: The Western Tradition

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2004 - 1031 pages
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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark.

A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout.

Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians.

With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

  

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Horst W. Janson died in 1982, not long after the second edition of his best-selling History of Art was published. His son Anthony (art history, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington) inherited the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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ALL SIDEBARS ARE IN SMALL ITALICS
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
PART
CHAPTER
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
The Late Renaissance in Italy 486
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
PRIMARY SOURCES FOR PART THREE 644
TIMELINE THREE 658
PART FOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYONE

CHAPTER
CHAPTER SEVEN
PRIMARY SOURCES FOR PART ONE 210
TIMELINE ONE 218
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER
CHAPTER ELEVEN
PRIMARY SOURCES FOR PART TWO 384
PART THREE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
PRIMARY SOURCES FOR PART FOUR 962
TIMELINE FOUR 980
DISCOGRAPHY 995
CREDITS 1030
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Anthony F. Janson has forged a distinguished career as an author, museum professional, and teacher. He has written books, catalogs, and articles on a wide range of subjects from the Renaissance to the present day. He served as Chief Curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. He has taught at three universities, most recently at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Janson took over authorship of History of Artand History of Art for Young Peopleupon the death of his father, H. W. Janson, in 1982.

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