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History of Art based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A huge text book on art history, a detailed historical survey from ancient times to the early 20th century, including all kinds of visual arts, particularly sculpture, painting and architecture. Timelines and comparision of themes from one period to another are especially useful. 23 maps and diagrams, 1057 illustrations, mainly black and white photographs, with 144 colour photo plates. Four illustrated time charts. H.W. Janson was Professor of Fine Arts at the American Institute of Fine Arts and at New York University. This History of Art was first published in 1962, with the Second Edition published in 1977 and reprinted many times. An excellent textbook and reference.
This was a text book for Art History and I must confess it's the first time I've fallen madly in love with a textbook! This book is brilliant, informative, beautiful and delightful. The stories will inspire you to run off in a million directions to chase down OTHER fascinating facts unearthed by the stories in these pages. Buy it! Buy some for gifts! Enough from me, get reading!