Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition, Volume 2
Horst Woldemar Janson, Penelope J. E. Davies, Walter B. Denny, Ann M. Roberts, Frima F. Hofrichter, Joseph Jacobs, David L. Simon
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 - Art - 1153 pages
"I am delighted that you have chosen to divide the chapters among specialists, as no single art historian can have the level of expertise required to thoroughly update a survey art today... The new edition of Janson offers a fine introduction to the history of Western Art"
Michael Amy, Rochester Institute of Technology
Janson's classic book was first published in the 1960s. It is the 'father' of all art history books. Providing a survey of Western art from ancient times to the present day, it has been loved by generations of art enthusiasts. But times have changed and it was time for the book to change too. This new 7th edition is an art history book for the twenty-first century.
The qualities associated with the book remain the same. It is as beautiful as it's always been - in fact every single image in the book has been replaced to ensure that the most recent, best quality representation of a particular work of art is used - and the quality of the writing is still of the highest standard. The major change is that six new authors have been selected to work on this edition, each a leading authority in his or her field. This will ensure that this book will continue to be respected and treasured by art lovers everywhere.
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I love this edition of Jansons book! The quality of the book itself binding paper print and illustrations are what a book dedicated to beauty should be. Read full review