- Hardcover: 1200 pages
- Publisher: Discontinued 3PD; 7 edition (March 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131934783
- ISBN-13: 978-0131934788
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.9 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,368,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Janson's History of Art 7th Ed. 7th Edition
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When I taught art history in a fine arts survey course at the high school level, this was my art bible--one of the best. Its use as instruction for me and pictures of art for the student made "History of Art" completely invaluable. This was my teaching tool, along with so many other art books.
Note that this edition is actually written by Davies, Denny, Hofrichter, Jacobs, Roberts, and Simon (presumably based on an earlier edition by Janson and Janson").
It's full title is "Janson's History of Art - The Western Tradition", and it's coverage of non-Western art is very limited.
I believe this March 2006 edition is identical to the edition of Feb 2006 with Jan van Eyck's "Man in a Red Turban" on the dust jacket. I've looked at both editions (thought not side by side at the same time) and as far as I can tell they are identical apart from the dust jacket.
I have also looked at the 8th edition (2010), and noticed that many of the photographs of cathedrals in the 8th edition are either from very different angles or of totally different buildings from the same era. I believe a lot of the other pictures are likewise changed.
I thought the architectural photographs in the 7th edition were much better. Many of my favorites have been replaced in the 8th edition by less attractive pictures.
I've also compared "Janson" with Gardners "Art Through the Ages". I think Janson has better pictures and better writing. On the other hand, the "global" edition of Gardner's has 12 chapters devoted to non-western art (those 12 chapters are also available as a stand-alone text".
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My professor used this for her art class. It is beautiful and perfect, even for an art amateur. Although I didn't major in art, this is one of the few textbooks I still enjoy... Read morePublished 5 months ago by HelenMelon
This is a "must have" book for anyone interested to studying art history.Published 20 months ago by BellaFoto
We were hoping for the text book and got only the "workbook". Might help if that was more clearly statedPublished on September 13, 2010 by jozee