History of Art

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Prentice Hall Art, 2001 - Art - 1032 pages
With more than four million copies in print in 14 languages, History of Art has long been considered the indispensable art reference. Now, this classic survey of Western art returns in a thoroughly updated and expanded Sixth Edition with 150 new illustrations, completely redrawn maps, and updated bibliography and website directory. The much-anticipated new edition brings together the impeccable reproduction quality and scholarship of its predecessors with enhanced coverage of many periods and newly illustrated sidebars devoted to music, theater, and historical background.

The Sixth Edition, reflecting the latest scholarship, makes History of Art's standing as the authority on Western art and artists more solid than ever.

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Horst W. Janson died in 1982, not long after the second edition of his best-selling History of Art was published. His son Anthony (art history, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington) inherited the ... Read full review

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Horst Waldemar Janson was born on October 4, 1913 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the University of Munich and the University of Hamburg. He came to the U.S. and finished his Ph. D at Harvard University in 1942. He is a scholar of art history known for his book History of Art which was published in 1962. He taught at Worcester Art Museum and the University of Iowa. He authored two award winning books Apes and the Ape Lore in the Middle Ages and The Renaissance and Sculpture of Donatello. He died on September 30, 1982.

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