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  - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing

I read this book in college when I took an Art History class - probably the best class I ever took. We read the entire book and I saw many of the paintings when I went to Europe after graduation, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - andyray - LibraryThing

This the textbook I took both sections of Humanities with in 1967-68. In fact, the marks made in the book may have been made by a classmate! If it were updated to include the psychedelic period ... Read full review

Contents

THE OLD KINGDOM 54 THE MIDDLE KINGDOM 64 THE NEW KINGDOM
65
THE MIDDLE AGES
238
SCULPTURE 289 PAINTING
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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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