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Janson's History of Art The Western Tradition

ISBN-10: 020568517X

ISBN-13: 9780205685172

Edition: 8th 2011

Authors: H. W. Janson, Penelope J. E. Davies, Walter B. Denny, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph F. Jacobs

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Rewrittenand reorganized, this new edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative online supplements, including 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 Eighth Edition ofJanson's History of Artis groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published theHistory of Artin 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. Jansonrsquo;s text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Jansonrsquo;sHistory of Arthelped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars. Chapters 1-13.
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Book details

List price: $261.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 8.756

Horst Waldemar Janson was born on October 4, 1913 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the University of Munich and the University of Hamburg. He came to the U.S. and finished his Ph. D at Harvard University in 1942. He is a scholar of art history known for his book History of Art which was published in 1962. He taught at Worcester Art Museum and the University of Iowa. He authored two award winning books Apes and the Ape Lore in the Middle Ages and The Renaissance and Sculpture of Donatello. He died on September 30, 1982.

Walter B. Denny is Professor of Art History atthe University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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.