Basic History of Art

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9780130628787: Basic History of Art

For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities.

Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.

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Almost 350 digital images from History of Art Sixth Edition are provided on the bound-in CD-ROM with A Basic History of Art Sixth Edition

For the student:
Flash card format enables self-study, with each image identified by artist, title, date, medium, and dimensions

For the teacher:
Format allows two viewing options for use in the classroom?single and side-by-side

For everyone:
Runs on both Mac and PC platforms

A classic made new

Infectious verve and absolute credibility distinguish the Jansons?father and son?in the way they tell the great story of art. Beginning with the expressive horses painted on cave walls in southern France 30,000 years ago?long before written history?A BASIC HISTORY OF ART carries the narrative of art history in the Western tradition forward through thousands of years to today's cheerfully eclectic Postmodern buildings and idiosyncratic artistic expressions. This Sixth Edition combines the best of the Janson art history tradition with features that make it easy to learn and remember:

  • Nearly 600 illustrations, two-thirds of them now in color
  • Handy capsule explanations of concepts, events, symbols, techniques, and historical figures in the margins
  • Colorful new design
  • Boxed essays with essential information on parallel cultural developments
  • Handsome double-page maps and color-enhanced chronological tables
  • Primer of Art History, a concise overview of the field that offers suggestions for getting the most from encounters with works of art and architecture

Quite simply, A BASIC HISTORY OF ART is the best-balanced, most authoritative one-volume introduction for the beginning student in art history or the humanities.


About the Author:

H. W. Janson is a legendary name in art history. Professor of Fine Arts at New York University for more than twenty-five years, he produced an extraordinary list of publications. Among them are books that remain classics of their kind, including The Story of Painting for Young People (with Dora Jane Janson), 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.

Anthony E. 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 also taught at three universities and is currently on the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Dr. Janson took over authorship of History of Art and History of Art for Young People upon the death of his father, H. W Janson, in 1982.

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H.W. Janson, Anthony F. Janson
Published by Prentice Hall (1992)
ISBN 10: 0130628786 ISBN 13: 9780130628787
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Prentice Hall, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130628786

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