History of Art

History of Art

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1997.
Edition: 5th ed. rev.
ISBN: 9780810934429
Branch Call Number: Ref 709 Jan
Characteristics: 1000 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Janson, Anthony F.


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