History of Art for Young People

History of Art for Young People

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Overview

From the expressive horses painted some 30,000 years ago on the walls of Chauvet cave in southern France to the whimsical eclecticism of Postmodern architecture, the development of Western art is a story of immense creative power. With History of Art for Young People, a new generation of readers will discover for themselves the great benchmarks of painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Hundreds of cultural icons are illustrated and discussed, including the newly restored Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vermeer's Girl with an Earring, Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe, and many more. The incomparably graceful text by H. W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson is as convenient for reference as for reading in bed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810934054
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 527
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments10
Introduction11
Art and the Artist11
Imagination11
Creativity12
Originality and Tradition13
Meaning and Style15
Self-Expression and Audience15
Tastes16
Looking at Art16
The Visual Elements16
Meaning25
Part 1The Ancient World28
Map: The Ancient World30
Chapter 1Prehistoric Art in Europe and North America32
The Old Stone Age33
The New Stone Age35
Table: Major Events in Prehistory34
Chapter 2Egyptian Art38
From Prehistoric to Historic39
The Old Kingdom39
The Middle Kingdom46
The New Kingdom47
Table: Major Periods in Ancient Egypt46
Chapter 3Ancient Near Eastern Art52
Sumerian Art53
Persian Art59
Table: Major Civilizations in the Ancient Near East57
Chapter 4Aegean Art62
Cycladic Art63
Minoan Art64
Mycenaean Art66
Table: Major Civilizations in the Aegean67
Chapter 5Greek Art69
Painting70
Temples76
Sculpture82
Box: The Greek Gods and Goddesses72
Box: The Hero in Greek Legend73
Box: Music, Poetry, and Theater in Ancient Greece89
Table: Major Periods of Greek Art73
Chapter 6Etruscan Art98
The Etruscans and Rome99
Sculpture100
Tombs and Their Decoration101
Architecture101
Chapter 7Roman Art104
Architecture105
Sculpture110
Box: Theater, Music, and Art in Ancient Rome117
Table: Rome's Republic and Empires111
Table: Major Roman Emperors111
Chronological Chart 1122
Part 2The Middle Ages124
Map: The Middle Ages128
Chapter 8Early Christian Art and Byzantine Art130
Religions under Roman Rule131
Early Christian Art131
Byzantine and Early Christian Art141
Box: The Liturgy of the Mass134
Box: Versions of the Bible138
Box: The Life of Jesus142
Box: Biblical, Church, and Celestial Beings143
Table: Major Dates in the Early Christian and Byzantine Periods141
Chapter 9Early Medieval Art154
Celtic-Germanic Style155
Hiberno-Saxon Style156
Carolingian Art157
Ottonian Art163
Box: What Is an Architect and Who Is a Master?161
Chapter 10Romanesque Art170
The Ascendance of Christianity171
Architecture171
Sculpture178
Painting and Metalwork184
Box: Monasticism and Christian Monastic Orders172
Box: Hildegard of Bingen184
Chapter 11Gothic Art188
Architecture189
Sculpture203
Painting213
Box: Saint Denis, the Dionysioses, and St-Denis190
Box: Medieval Music and Theater196
Chronological Chart 2232
Part 3The Renaissance234
Map: The Renaissance238
Chapter 12"Late Gothic" Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts240
Renaissance versus "Late Gothic" Painting241
Netherlandish Painting241
Swiss and French Painting252
"Late Gothic" Sculpture255
The Graphic Arts255
Box: Music in Fifteenth-Century Flanders253
Chapter 13The Early Renaissance in Italy260
Ascension of Fine Arts261
Sculpture261
Architecture269
Painting272
Box: Early Italian Renaissance Music and Theater278
Chapter 14The High Renaissance in Italy286
The Artist as Genius287
Box: Music and Theater during the High Renaissance291
Chapter 15Mannerism and Other Trends306
Discoveries and Reform307
Painting307
Sculpture319
Architecture320
Box: Music, Theater, and Poetry in the Age of Mannerism311
Chapter 16The Renaissance in the North324
Germany325
The Netherlands334
France337
Box: Music and Theater in the Northern Renaissance333
Chapter 17The Baroque in Italy and Spain340
Science, Faith, and Power in the Seventeenth Century341
Painting in Italy342
Architecture in Italy350
Sculpture in Italy354
Painting in Spain357
Box: Baroque Music in Italy and Spain348
Box: Baroque Theater in Italy and Spain357
Chapter 18The Baroque in Flanders and Holland361
Flanders and Holland in the Seventeenth Century362
Flanders362
Holland366
Box: Baroque Music, Theater, and Art in Holland370
Chapter 19The Baroque in France and England376
Painting in France377
Architecture in France382
Sculpture in France386
England387
Box: Baroque Music and Theater in France381
Box: Baroque Music, Theater, and Art in England387
Chapter 20Rococo389
France390
England395
Germany and Austria398
Italy401
Box: Rococo Music398
Box: Modern Harmony399
Box: The Rococo Theater402
Chronological Chart 3404
Part 4The Modern World406
Map: The Modern World410
Chapter 21Neoclassicism412
The Enlightenment413
Painting413
Sculpture419
Architecture421
Box: Classical Music416
Box: Neoclassical Theater423
Chapter 22The Romantic Movement426
Romanticism versus Neoclassicism427
Painting427
Sculpture443
Architecture449
Decorative Arts451
Photography452
Box: The Romantic Movement in Literature and the Theater442
Box: Romanticism in Music446
Chapter 23Realism and Impressionism456
Painting457
Sculpture470
Architecture474
Box: Music in the Mid-Nineteenth Century467
Box: Realism in Mid-Nineteenth Century Theater475
Chapter 24Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau478
Painting479
Sculpture493
Architecture494
Photography497
Box: Music in the Post-Impressionist Era486
Box: Theater in the Late Nineteenth Century487
Chapter 25Twentieth-Century Painting502
Painting before World War I504
Painting between the Wars518
Painting since World War II531
Late Modernism546
Box: Music before World War I510
Box: Theater before World War I515
Box: Theater between the Wars527
Box: Music between the Wars530
Box: Theater since World War II535
Box: Music since World War II538
Chapter 26Twentieth-Century Sculpture550
Sculpture before 1945551
Sculpture between the Wars553
Sculpture since 1945559
Chapter 27Twentieth-Century Architecture570
Architecture before World War I571
Architecture between the Wars574
Design578
Architecture since 1945578
Chapter 28Twentieth-Century Photography582
The First Half Century583
Photography since 1945591
Chapter 29Postmodernism595
The Paradox of Postmodernism596
Postmodern Art598
Architecture599
Sculpture602
Painting604
Photography605
Box: Postmodernism in Music and Theater603
Chronological Chart 4608
Glossary614
Books for Further Reading620
Index623
List of Credits632

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