Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume 2

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Art - 648 pages
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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 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. Janson's text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Janson'sHistory of Arthelped 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 complete rewriting and a weaving together of expert knowledge into a meaningful and powerful presentation of Western art.

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Contents

Table of Contents vii
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The Early Renaissance
419
Faculty and Student Resources for Teaching
423
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Davies is Associate Professor of Roman Art and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

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

About the Contributors

Frima Fox Hofrichter is Professor and Chair of the History of Art and Design Department at Pratt Institute. She is the author of Judith Leyster, A Woman Painter in Holland's Golden Age, Haarlem, The Seventeenth Century, and Leonaert Bramer,1596-1674, A Painter of the Night.

Joseph Jacobs is an independent art historian, writer, and critic living in New York City. 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. His publications include Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of African-American Art, This Is Not a Photograph: Twenty-Five Years of Large-Scale Photography, and A World of Their Own: Twentieth-Century American Folk Art.

Andrew Stewart is Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Greek Sculpture: An Exploration, Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics, Art, Desire, and the Body in Ancient Greece, and Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: The Pergamene "Little Barbarians" and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy. He excavates the Phoenician, Israelite, Greek, Roman, and Crusader site of Dor in Israel.

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