9780131934559

Janson's History of Art : Western Tradition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131934559

  • ISBN10:

    0131934554

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This four-part volume uses an exceptional art programwith sumptuous color picturesto introduce readers to a succession of art styles from prehistoric times and ancient Egypt, to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. Elegantly written, it contains a balanced and interesting narrative that increases ones ability to understand art.Parts I and II cover The Ancient World and The Middle Ages, with a look at prehistoric; Egyptian; ancient near eastern; Aegean; Greek; Etruscan; Roman; early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval; Romanesque; and Gothic art. Part III looks at the Renaissance through the Rococowith a focus on the early and high renaissance in Italy; mannerism and other trends; "Late Gothic" painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts; and the Baroque in Italy, Spain, Flanders, Holland, France and England. Part IV is a treatment on the modern world, including Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Impressionism; Post-impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau; Twentieth-Century painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography; and Postmodernism.For those who appreciate art as individual works, rather than a mere collection of data.

Table of Contents

The Ancient World
Prehistoric Art
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Egyptian Art
Aegean Art
Greek Art
Etruscan Art
Roman Art
The Middle Ages
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Islamic Art
Early Medieval Art
Romanesque Art
Gothic Art
The Renaissance through the Rococo
Art in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth- Century Italy
Artistic Innovations in Fifteenth-Century Northern Europe
The Early Renaissance in Italy
The High Renaissance in Italy, 1495-1520
The Late Renaissance and Mannerism
Renaissance and Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Northern Europe
The Baroque in Italy and Spain
The Baroque in the Netherlands
The Baroque in France and England
The Rococo
The Modern World
Art in the Age of the Enlightenment, 1750-1789
Art in the Age of Romanticism, 1789-1848
The Age of Positivism: Realism, Impressionism, and the Pre-Raphaelites, 1848-1885
Progress and its Discontents: Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau, 1880-1905
Toward Abstraction: The Modernist Revolution, 1904-1914
Art Between the Wars, 1914-1940
Post World War II to Postmodern, 1945-1980
The Post-Modern Era: Art Since 1980
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