Janson's History of Art, Volume 1 Reissued Edition, 8th Edition
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Frima Fox Hofrichter, Pratt Institute
Joseph F. Jacobs, Independent Scholar and Art Critic
Ann S. Roberts, Lake Forest College
©2016 |Pearson | Available
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• Closer Looks provide in-depth walk-throughs of key works of art. This feature models how an art historian talks about a work of art and enables students to zoom in on details they might not otherwise see — even in person! Closer Looks provide engaging facts and include expert audio to help with pronunciations.
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• Art21 Videos provide students with up close looks at contemporary artists at work, helping students better understand a variety of media and techniques.
• A robust online Discovering Art Tutorial helps students explore the major elements and principles of art, art media, and art processes. It offers opportunities to review key terminology, search a large gallery of images, watch videos, and more.
• A clear organization and contextual emphasis conveys the compelling story of Western art. Most chapters integrate the media into chronological discussions instead of discussing them in isolation from one another, which reflected the more formalistic approach used in earlier editions. The authors continue to draw connections among works of art, as original author H.W. Janson did, as well as emphasize the patronage and function of works of art and the historical circumstances in which they were created. The Reissued Eighth Edition explores how works of art have been used to shore up political or social power.
• The Reissued Eighth Edition is characterized by fresh interpretations of cultures. Western art history encompasses a great many distinct chronological and cultural periods, which the authors treat as distinct entities. For example, Etruscan art is presented as evidence for Etruscan culture, not as a precursor of Roman or a follower of Greek art.
• Inspired by contemporary approaches to art history, the Reissued Eighth Edition addresses the representation of women as expressions of specific cultural notions of femininity or as symbols. As in previous editions, women continue to be given great visibility as artists, as patrons, and as an audience for works of art.
• The objects, media, and techniques incorporated throughout the Reissued Eighth Edition reflect the continuous changes in the discipline. The mediums discussed are broad in scope and include not only modern art forms such as installations and earth art, but also the so-called minor arts of earlier periods — such as tapestries, metalwork, and porcelain. Discussions in the Materials and Techniques boxes illuminate this dimension of art history.
• A thoroughly updated visual program ensures that students are exposed to only the best possible images. Every reproduction in the book has been reexamined for excellence in quality, and any that does not meet the authors’ standards has been replaced. Whenever possible, all photography has been obtained directly from the holding institutions to ensure inclusion of the most accurate and authoritative illustrations. And, every image that could be obtained in color has been acquired.
• A comprehensive map program orients students to the locations mentioned in each chapter, and reinforces the chapter narrative. The text’s maps let students see the extent of the Eastern and Western Roman Empires, as well as the range of the Justinian’s rule, and enable students to trace the migration routes of tribes during early medieval times and the Dutch trade routes of the seventeenth century. The enriching map program provides an avenue for greater understanding of the impact of politics, society, and geography on the art of each period.
• The Art Historian’s Lens boxes allow students to see how the discipline works, giving students a better understanding of the methods art historians use to develop art-historical arguments.
• Primary sources, a distinguishing feature of Janson’s History of Art for many editions, have been incorporated throughout the chapters to support the analysis provided and to further inform students about the cultures discussed.
• End-of-chapter timelines summarize the art and events of the chapter, as well as showing key contemporaneous works from previous chapters.
1. Prehistoric Art
2. Ancient Near Eastern Art
3. Egyptian Art
4. Aegean Art
5. Greek Art
6. Etruscan Art
7. Roman Art
8. Early Christian And Byzantine Art
9. Islamic Art
10. Early Medieval Art
11. Romanesque Art
12. Gothic Art
13. Art in Thirteenth and Fourteenth-Century Italy
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Penelope J. E. Davies
is Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a scholar of Greek and Roman art and architecture as well as a field archaeologist. She is author of Death and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius
, winner of the Vasari Award.
Walter B. Denny is a Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition to exhibition catalogues, his publications include books on Ottoman Turkish carpets, textiles, and ceramics, and articles on miniature painting, architecture and architectural decoration.
Frima Fox Hofrichter is Professor and former Chair of the History of Art and Design department at Pratt Institute. She is author of Judith Leyster, A Dutch Artist in Holland’s Golden Age , which received CAA’s Millard Meiss Publication Fund Award.
Joseph Jacobs is an independent scholar, critic, and art historian of modern art in New York City. He was the curator of modern art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, director of the Oklahoma City Art Museum, and curator of American art at The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.
David L. Simon is Jetté Professor of Art at Colby College, where he received the Basset Teaching Award in 2005. Among his publications is the catalogue of Spanish and southern French Romanesque sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters.
Ann M. Roberts , Professor of Art at Lake Forest College has published essays, articles and reviews on both Northern and Italian Renaissance topics. Her research focuses on women in the Renaissance, and her most recent publication is entitled Dominican Women and Renaissance Art: The Convent of San Domenico of Pisa.
H. W. Janson was a legendary name in art history. During his long career as a teacher and scholar, he helped define the discipline through his impressive books and other publications.
Anthony F. Janson forged a distinguished career as a professor, scholar, museum professional, and writer. From the time of his father’s death in 1982 until 2004, he authored History of Art .
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