Janson's History of Art: Western Tradition, Volume 2 / Edition 7

Janson's History of Art: Western Tradition, Volume 2 / Edition 7

by Penelope J.E. Davies, Frima F. Hofrichter, Joseph Jacobs, David L. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131934724

ISBN-13: 9780131934726

Pub. Date: 01/27/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

For courses in the History of Art.

Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art.

Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of

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For courses in the History of Art.

Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art.

Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Seventh Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Janson’s text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson’s History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars.

The new Seventh Edition introduces the authorship of six distinguished specialists narrating the history of art for today’s students. The contribution of multiple authors allows an expert's understanding to permeate each and every part of the text with a currency in art historical thinking and an enhanced discussion of context. The result is a complete rewriting and a weaving together of expert knowledge into a meaningful and powerful presentation of Western art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131934726
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/27/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.48(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

PART THREE: THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
13 ART IN THIRTEENTH- AND FOURTEENTH- CENTURY ITALY
14 ARTISTIC INNOVATIONS IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY NORTHERN EUROPE
15 THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
16 THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY, 1495-1520

17 THE LATE RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM
18 RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY NORTHERN EUROPE
19 THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN)
20 THE BAROQUE IN THE NETHERLANDS
21 THE BAROQUE IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND
22 THE ROCOCO


PART FOUR: THE MODERN WORLD
23 ART IN THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT, 1750—1789
24 ART IN THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM, 1789—1848
25 THE AGE OF POSITIVISM: REALISM, IMPRESSIONISM, AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITES, 1848-1885
26 PROGRESS AND ITS DISCONTENTS: POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU, 1880—1905
27 TOWARD ABSTRACTION: THE MODERNIST REVOLUTION, 1904—1914
28 ART BETWEEN THE WARS, 1914—1940
29 POST WORLD WAR II TO POSTMODERN, 1945—1980
30 THE POST-MODERN ERA: ART SINCE 1980

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