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History of Art: Western Tradition

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This is a key book for the study and enjoyment of Western art. This seventh edition has been revised and expanded and six new authors have been selected. Every image from the previous edition has been enhanced/refreshed using modern imaging technology.
Hardcover, Seventh Edition, 1111 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published 2001)
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Jan 21, 2016 Top rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, english
I ordered this classic book as used and received it in more than good condition which was advertised.

"Janson's History of Art" is one of the most famous art book which includes detailed overview of Western art, its technique and styles, not only listing all of historically significant pieces of art but write a story about their interconnections, a styles history and stylistic changes.

Although its must read for all students of art, it's probably the best book that can be recommended for art lover
May 22, 2011 Inge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most amazing art book everrrr.
Sep 05, 2008 Hilary rated it really liked it
A good intro to Art History, filled with gorgeous and representative art. This book provides an understandable blend of Art and History and how they influence each other... without boggling the reader's mind by providing too much information. I would definitley recommend it for a student of Art, History, or both, and also for the curious, non-student reader.
Aug 01, 2009 Ashwin rated it really liked it
Can't say I enjoyed lugging the bloody thing around, however this is great for the art history newbie. It does a good job of setting the social context of the art, and mentioning the attached philosophies. The authors also manage to go into depth enough about the art, without getting too technical and wordy.
Jul 18, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Also reading this for my Art Class. It's one of the heaviest books I've ever lugged around but I really like it. Great pictures and explanations. I'm not reading the entire thing but studying a few periods of Art History. Might want to purchase it someday as a good reference book.
Tori Mueller
Mar 26, 2011 Tori Mueller rated it it was amazing
Read this book for my Intro to Art History Class in College. Huge book, and a great overview of everything. I have kept it around since then, since it is also a great reference when you want to look something up.
Dec 12, 2011 Janin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction to the history of art previous to the 20th century-- although it does tend towards the western male-centric view point.
Sep 09, 2012 Witch'sCat rated it it was amazing
I cannot express how much this book has helped me throughout my high school and college education :D
Aug 10, 2011 Leah added it
Fascinating and in depth without being boring. I'm glad my artist friend recommended it.
Martin Valdes
Aug 22, 2011 Martin Valdes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have consulted it. I plan to read it from first to last page.
Loved the class, but hated reading the book.
Aaron Mcilhenny
wow such a great way to learn about art!!!!
Apr 28, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
A classic book for anyone interested in art.
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Horst Waldemar Janson, who published as H. W. Janson, was a Russian-American scholar of art history best known for his History of Art, which was first published in 1962 and has sold more than two million copies in fifteen languages.
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