For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities. Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Primer of Art History. Art and the Artist. Looking at Art. I. THE ANCIENT WORLD. Map: The Ancient World. 1. Prehistoric Art in Europe and North America.The Old Stone Age. The New Stone Age.2. Egyptian Art.From Prehistoric to Historic. The Old Kingdom. The Middle Kingdom. The New Kingdom.3. Ancient Near Eastern Art.Sumerian Art. Persian Art.4. Aegean Art.Cycladic Art. Minoan Art. Mycenaean Art.5. Greek Art.Painting. Temples. Sculpture.6. Etruscan Art.Tombs and Their Decoration. Temples. Sculpture. The Architecture of Cities.7. Roman Art.Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Portraits.Time Line 1. II. THE MIDDLE AGES. Map: The Middle Ages. 8. Early Christian and Byzantine Art.Religions Under Roman Rule. Early Christian Art. Byzantine and Early Christian Art.9. Early Medieval Art.Celtic-Germanic Style. Hiberno-Saxon Style. Carolingian Art. Ottonian Art.10. Romanesque Art.The Ascendance of Christianity. Architecture. Sculpture. Painting and Metalwork.11. Gothic Art.Architecture. Sculpture. Painting.Time Line 2. III. THE RENAISSANCE. Map: The Renaissance. 12. The Early Renaissance in Italy.The Ascension of Fine Arts. Sculpture. Architecture. Painting.13. The High Renaissance in Italy.The Artist as Genius.14. The Late Renaissance in Italy.Discoveries and Reform. Painting. Sculpture. Architecture.15. "Late Gothic" Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts.Renaissance versus "Late Gothic" Painting. Netherlandish Painting. Swiss and French Painting. "Late Gothic" Sculpture. The Graphic Arts.16. The Renaissance in the North.Germany. The Netherlands. France.17. The Baroque in Italy and Spain.Science, Faith, and Power in the Seventeenth Century. Painting in Italy. Architecture in Italy. Sculpture in Italy. Painting in Spain.18. The Baroque in Flanders and Holland.Flanders and Holland in the Seventeenth Century. Flanders. Holland.19. The Baroque in France and England.Painting in France. Architecture in France. Sculpture in France. England.20. The Rococo.France. England. Germany and Austria. Italy.Time Line 3. IV. THE MODERN WORLD. Map: The Modern World. 21. Neoclassicism.Neoclassicism. Painting. Sculpture. Architecture.22. Romanticism.The Romantic Movement. Painting. Sculpture. Architecture. Decorative Arts. Photography23. Realism and Impressionism.Painting. Sculpture. Architecture.24. Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau.Painting. Sculpture. Architecture. Photography.25. Twentieth-Century Painting.Painting before World War I. Painting between the Wars. Painting since World War II. Late Modernism.26. Twentieth-Century Sculpture.Sculpture before 1945. Sculpture between the Wars. Sculpture since 1945.27. Twentieth-Century Architecture.Architecture before World War I. Architecture between the Wars. Architecture since 1945.28. Twentieth-Century Photography.The First Half Century. Photography since 1945.29. Postmodernism.The Paradox of Postmodernism. Postmodern Art. Architecture. Sculpture. Installations. Painting. Photography. Postscript: Postmodern Theory.Time Line 4.