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Completely rewritten and reorganized, this groundbreaking edition weaves together the most recent scholarship, the most current thinking in art history, and the most innovative digital art library. Experience the new Janson and re-experience the history of art.
The Portable Edition of Jansons History of Art, Seventh Edition featuresfour lightweight, paperback books packaged together along withoptional access to a powerful student website, www.myartkit.com,making the text more student friendly than ever.Jansons History of Artisstill available in the original hardcover edition and inVolume I and Volume II splits.The Portable Edition is comprised of four books each representing a major period of art history:
Book 1: Ancient Art includes chapters 1-7
Book 2: Medieval Art includes chapters 8-13
Book 3: The Renaissance Art Through the Rococo includes chapters 13-22
Book 4: The Modern World includes chapters 23-30.
Long established as the classic and seminal introduction to art of the Western world, the Seventh Edition of Janson's History of Art is groundbreaking. When Harry Abrams first published the History of Art in 1962, John F. Kennedy occupied the White House, and Andy Warhol was an emerging artist. Janson offered his readers a strong focus on Western art, an important consideration of technique and style, and a clear point of view. The History of Art, said Janson, was not just a stringing together of historically significant objects, but the writing of a story about their interconnections, a history of styles and of stylistic change. Jansons text focused on the visual and technical characteristics of the objects he discussed, often in extraordinarily eloquent language. Jansons History of Art helped to establish the canon of art history for many generations of scholars.
The new Seventh Edition introduces the authorship of six distinguished specialists narrating the history of art for todays students. The contribution of multiple authors allows an expert's understanding to permeate each and every part of the text with a currency in art historical thinking and an enhanced discussion of context. The result is acomplete rewritingand aweavingtogether of expert knowledge into a meaningful and powerful presentation of Western art.