For 40 years this widely praised work has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world. And now-with a more contemporary, more colorful design and with 30 percent more color illustrations than in previous editions-this newest update of the Janson classic is an enticing volume. The book features improved sections on ancient art, modern architecture, Mannerism, and Romanticism. Revised material on the late Renaissance reassesses the religious paintings of Rosso, Pontormo, Savoldo, Correggio, and Tintoretto. A primer section features an introduction to basic terminology and concepts of art history. With the matchless credibility of the Janson name, this convenient-to-use reference will inform, enlighten, and enrich the entire family.
Anthony F. Janson has forged a distinguished career as an author, museum professional, and teacher. He has written books, catalogues, and articles on a wide range of subjects, and has served as Chief Curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Art. He is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Janson took over authorship of History of Art and History of Art for Young People upon the death of his father, H. W. Janson, in 1982.