Janson's History of Art Western Tradition - Prehistoric Through Fourteenth-Century Italian Art

ISBN-10: 0131934686
ISBN-13: 9780131934689
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $133.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

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

Penelope J. E. Daviesis Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a scholar of Greek and Roman art and architecture as well as a field archaeologist. She is author ofDeath and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, winner of the Vasari Award. nbsp; Walter B. Dennyis a Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.nbsp; In addition to exhibition catalogues, his publications include books on Ottoman Turkish carpets, textiles, and ceramics, and articles on miniature painting, architecture and architectural decoration. nbsp; Frima Fox Hofrichteris Professor and former Chair of the History of Art and Design department at Pratt Institute.nbsp; She is author ofJudith Leyster, A Dutch Artist in Hollandrsquo;s Golden Age, which received CAArsquo;s Millard Meiss Publication Fund Award. nbsp; Joseph Jacobsis an independent scholar, critic, and art historian of modern art in New York City.nbsp; He was the curator of modern art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, director of the Oklahoma City Art Museum, and curator of American art at The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey. nbsp; David L. Simonis Jetteacute; Professor of Art at Colby College, where he received the Basset Teaching Award in 2005. Among his publications is the catalogue of Spanish and southern French Romanesque sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. nbsp; Ann M. Roberts, Professor of Art at Lake Forest College has published essays, articles and reviews on both Northern and Italian Renaissance topics. Her research focuses on women in the Renaissance, and her most recent publication is entitledDominican Women and Renaissance Art:The Convent of San Domenico of Pisa. nbsp; H. W. Jansonwas a legendary name in art history.nbsp; During his long career as a teacher and scholar, he helped define the discipline through his impressive books and other publications.nbsp; nbsp; Anthony F. Jansonforged a distinguished career as a professor, scholar, museum professional and writer.nbsp; From the time of his fatherrsquo;s death in 1982 until 2004, he authoredHistory of Art.

While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, Joseph Jacobs brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia, and emigrated to England to attend Cambridge University. His interests at Cambridge were very broad and included history, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. After graduating in 1876, he pursued a full and varied career, writing many essays for various periodicals including a famous series in 1882 on the Russian persecutions of the Jews. Jacobs also made his influence felt as a Jew by editing the first issues of The Jewish Yearbook (1896--99) and serving as president of the Jewish Historical Society. He also edited The Jewish Encyclopedia and, in this capacity, came to the United States in 1900, remaining here for the rest of his life. He later served as professor of English at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Jacob's interest in folklore grew out of his studies in anthropology. From 1890 to 1893, he edited Folk Lore, a British journal on the subject. He also edited the Arabian Nights and Aesop's Fables and produced a series of fairy tale books that placed him in a position much like that of his American contemporary, Andrew Lang. These fairy tale collections were the result of regular research in folklore, literature, anthropology, and other fields, and they are, perhaps, the works for which he is best remembered today. Jacobs is praised for translating the preliterary experience of storytelling into literary form while maintaining the rhythms and "feel" of the storytellers of old. He is also noted as being the first writer to prepare folk tales specifically for an audience of children, thus avoiding the more pedantic approach of many other folklorists.

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