H. W. Janson A Basic History of Art

ISBN 13: 9780130623492

A Basic History of Art

 
9780130623492: A Basic History of Art

This is an introductory survey of the history of Western art from the ancient to the modern world. Focusing on art before 1520, this edition organizes the material chronologically. It now incorporates considerable new material on the history of music and theatre, 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.

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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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