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Janson's Basic History of Western Art (9th Edition) (History of Art) Paperback – January 18, 2013

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“The text presents the material in a very logical way, and the author presents material that can be difficult in a very engaging way. The illustrations are well-chosen, and the text is unlike others that are currently available.”

    -  Alyson Gill, Arkansas State University

 

“Thorough, clear, and beautiful image quality – gold standard of survey texts.”

    - Kathryn Keller, The Art Institute of New York City

 

“A good, affordable, overview text for a basic art history survey course.”

    - Cory Peeke, Eastern Oregon University

 

“A strong text with great illustrations. Straight and to the point.”

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“It is well-written, comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and very accessible to community college students.”

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About the Author

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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  • Series: History of Art
  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 9 edition (January 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205242634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205242634
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book had a lot of the paintings on the artists that we're learning about in my art museum class and more. Easy reading, informative with high quality images of the actual paintings and architecture. I would certainly recommend this book to all art lovers and to beginners who are just starting to take up art as a hobby and/or career.
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By CS on December 23, 2013
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Seems to covers material well. Consists of fairly easy reading with good information on the topics at hand. Paperback so it does not hold up as well as the hardcover so there is a need to be gentle with it at times.
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Great reference eve when the course is complete. Glad that it is in soft cover, the material is weighty enough.
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By Jesse Jacob Robles on February 16, 2014
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It was in really great shape, no writing, no tears. Almost if it were new. It is very very awesome.
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By Keagan on March 1, 2015
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Just the book I needed for class!! Thank you Amazon!
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