History of art

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H.N. Abrams, 1986 - Art - 824 pages
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This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.

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User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

At around one thousand pages (!) this book is stuffed full of every bit of information you could need to have a very in depth course in art and art history. The pictures are plentiful and in beautiful ... Read full review

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The textbook for one of my favorite college courses. Read full review

Contents

THE OLD KINGDOM 54 THE MIDDLE KINGDOM 64 THE NEW KINGDOM
65
THE MIDDLE AGES
238
SCULPTURE 289 PAINTING
295
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About the author (1986)

Janson-Prof of fine arts at NY University, New York

Anthony F. Janson is co-author with H. W. Janson of the seminal text "History of Art".

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