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Author: Anthony F. Janson
ISBN: 0132199157
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Publisher Prentice Hall College Div; 7th Pkg edition (June 22, 2005)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
Rating: 4.5
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eBook Basic History of Western Art download

by Anthony F. Janson


Note this is not to full scale Janson Art History text, it is an abreviated form, but still 300+ pages.

Note this is not to full scale Janson Art History text, it is an abreviated form, but still 300+ pages. This is a book that really a survey or history of Western art - it does have a brief section at the beginning of the Ancient World on cave art and neolithic art in North America, but apart from this never wanders outside the main courses of Western art even in the modern period. As an introductory text, this is not surprising - many of the values and concepts of art in non-Western cultures require more explanation for adequate aesthetic appreciation of their art than an introductory survey course could cover.

I bought this text to brush up on art history and it works great. Note this is not to full scale Janson Art History text, it is an abreviated form, but still 300+ pages.

To attempt to put the entire history of Western Art into one volume containing all the necessary illustrations that is nonetheless light enough for students to carry is indeed an ambitious undertaking, and the Jansons do an outstanding job of it. I found it pretty darn fabulous up until it got to the 20th Century. Then I felt that it lost focus as a survey of Western Art and became more of a cheerleading squad for particular artists. But there are more things to admire about this book than to denigrate. First of all, the text is quite readable and tells what's important.

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This is a book that really a survey or history of Western art - it does have a brief section at the beginning of the Ancient World on cave art and neolithic art in North America, but apart from this never wanders outside the main courses of Western art even in the modern period.

Anthony F. Janson has forged a distinguished career as an author, museum professional, and teacher. He has written books, catalogs, and articles on a wide range of subjects from the Renaissance to the present day. He served as Chief Curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. He has taught at three universities, most recently at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

A Basic History of Western Art by.

A Basic History of Western Art by. . Janson, Anthony F. Janson.

Additional Info: 1. 2. Hofrichter, Frima Fox. 3. Jacobs, Joseph. Notes: Rev. ed. of: A basic history of art. 6th ed. 2002. Includes bibliographical references (p. 657-659) and index.

Автор: Anthony Janson Название: Basic History of Western Art, A Издательство: Pearson Education .

Davies, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph F. Jacobs, Ann S. Roberts, David L. Simon

Davies, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph F. Simon.

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To attempt to put the entire history of Western Art into one volume containing all the necessary illustrations that is nonetheless light enough for students to carry is indeed an ambitious undertaking, and the Jansons do an outstanding job of it. I found it pretty darn fabulous up until it got to the 20th Century. Then I felt that it lost focus as a survey of Western Art and became more of a cheerleading squad for particular artists. But there are more things to admire about this book than to denigrate. First of all, the text is quite readable and tells what's important. Second, the quality of the color illustrations is excellent, especially for a book of this price. My biggest complaint is that certain works that I think are important, or were important in their time, are not mentioned. For example, can one really talk about Surrealism and not even mention Salvador Dali? Whether you like him or not, I don't think you can just ignore him when you talk about 20th Century art. Can you talk about Victorian art and not mention Alma-Tadema? The sections on late 20th Century art completely ignore such influential artists as Robert Crumb and Keith Haring, but yet devote a lot of space to work that could only be of interest to frequent gallery-goers. (I regarded these final pages as the equivalent of including some current off-off-Broadway shows in an anthology Western Drama along with Sophocles, Shakespeare, Shaw and Tennessee Williams.) Of course, you can't include everything and the authors have, I'm sure, had a lot of pressure put on them to include works by people who fit certain demographics. An artist friend of mine, who happens to be a lady of a certain age, told me that she had used an earlier edition of this textbook 40 years ago. She said that there was a big protest at that time because there were no women artists included. That is not the case with this edition. I felt that women artists were well represented by top-notch works, and it wasn't just the usual suspects (e.g., Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassat, Georgia O'keefe). This edition includes a couple of great ones that I was previously unfamiliar with, like Artemesia Gentilischi and Judith Leyster. And then for all the omissions of artists I have a particular liking for, I was delighted to see discussions of John Singleton Copley and Caspar David Friedrich included.

Despite my criticism, I think that this is an excellent choice for an art history textbook. It manages to take a large and complex subject and put it into one plainspoken and cohesive volume. That's an accomplishment: Four stars.
Zut
I bought this in soft cover the pages are smooth and have vivid color, easy to read and follow. by the way I got a B+ in art history
ZEr0
I purchased this book for a class and am very happy with it. It is a beautiful edition of a standard work on art history with high quality prints of masterworks and illustrations. It is also very well written and makes history and art very approachable without dumbing it down. Good Book.
I liked the CD that comes with it - very practical study companion.
Fonceiah
I really needed the 8th edition ($50 used) but i bought this one which was like 5 :] and all that is different is the chapters are a bit different, but hardly.
Ochach
If your an artist or interested in art history...this book is very helpful....I had to get it for class..but i still reference it to this day...
Frey
The book is very nice and still look like the new book! This book is about the sculptures, the building in different years in different cultures.
Styphe
I needed this text for my class this quarter. I ordered the book, it arrived quickly and was just as described.
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