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Janson, was a Russian-American scholar of art history best known for his History of Art, which was first published in and has sold more than two million copies in fifteen languages. From the dawn of time, artists have been the visual record keepers.

History of Art by H.W. Janson

Share your thoughts with other customers. Janson and was published in Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: This is a key book for the study and enjoyment of Western art.

umetnoxti Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In the 1st edition, published inhe spoke to that perennial reader he gently called “the troubled layman.

Published September 22nd by Thames and Hudson first published Horst Waldemar Janson, who published as H. Can’t say I enjoyed lugging the bloody thing around, however this is great for the art history newbie. Mark istoroja it really liked it Dec 27, Explore the Home Gift Guide.


I had an earlier edition of this book for a required humanities class in college: Copiously illustrated, this provides a useful schema from which to learn about different periods of art, and a lot of information you can use for reference.

The Guerrilla Girls but by the time I got to it, it was on its 7th or 8th edition and it was a little better. Although its must read for all students of art, it’s probably the best book that can be recommended for art lovers who will during its reading learn a lot about the Western paintings, sculpture and architecture – from the Prehistoric Art, Middle Ages, Romanesque and Gothic, the Renaissance, Baroque and the Rococo, to the Realism, Impressionism and the Post-Modern era.

I am so sad they don’t have the cover art for this book It would be better titled a History of Western Art, although it ends with an apologetic and half hearted nod to Asian art. Now that I have read it all I keep it available as a reference book. I still refer to it for ideas.

I’m not reading the entire thing but studying a few periods of Art History. Lists with This Book. Trivia About History of Art. I know there have been problems with Janson’s a focus on Western art and b focus on art created by dudes see: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A good intro to Art History, filled with gorgeous and representative art. See all 6 questions about History of Istoria. The editions have changed but the beginning of the book is the same while from the 20th century to present it has been altered duly so to reflect the evolution of new practices us Art evolves as man Our teacher was fantastic and over 1 year, we went through this whole book, adding notes in the margins on almost every piece of art in the book.


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Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition

You can’t miss with this one with its references to any important piece of art made in last several thousand years. It is naturally focused on Western Art but there is some discussion of influences from outside the “western tradition”. Msbookworm rated it it was amazing Jun 19, Recommended to Tamora by: One of my art history classes in college required this book. English Choose a language for shopping.

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