Basic History of Art

 
9780130329929: 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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Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this highly esteemed, 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 an exciting new design and a focus on art before 1520, the Fifth Edition enhances its narrative with boxed-off essays on the history of music and theater, marginal historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, and explanation of artistic processes.

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Key Benefit:Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this highly esteemed, 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 readers. Key Topics: Now with an exciting new design and a focus on art before 1520, the Fifth Edition enhances its narrative with boxed off essays on the history of music and theater, marginal historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, and artistic processes. Organizes material chronologically, with chapters being roughly divided into sections pertaining to architecture, painting, sculpture, and, in later chapters, photography. Now incorporates new sections on the history of music and theater and updates scholarship on ancient art, examining which battle the Nike of Samothrace commemorates, and addressing the question of the debt of Roman painting to Greek art. Market: For those interested in Western art history.

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