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Know around the globe simply as “Janson,” Janson’s History of Art has introduced generations of students and scholars to the history of art, and has inspired millions of art lovers.  This is the first concise version of the text to be thoroughly rewritten by a headline-making team of six distinguished experts.  Richly illustrated and updated throughout, this classic provides an inviting exploration of 30,000 years of Western Art.

 

This edition uses an exceptional art program––with sumptuous color pictures––to introduce readers to a succession of art styles from prehistoric times and ancient Egypt, to the vast world of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. Elegantly written, it contains a balanced and interesting narrative that increases one’s ability to understand art, even as it encourages further exploration into the vast and rewarding topic.

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.

Table of Contents

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FACULTY AND STUDENT RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION

THE POWER OF ART AND THE IMPACT OF CONTEXT

WHAT IS ART?

Art and Aesthetics

ILLUSIONISM AND MEANING IN ART

CAN A MECHANICAL PROCESS BE ART?: PHOTOGRAPHY

CAN ARCHITECTURE COMMUNICATE IDEAS?

THE LANGUAGE OF ART

EXPERIENCING ART

 

PART ONE - THE ANCIENT WORLD

 

CHAPTER 1 Prehistoric Art

PALEOLITHIC ART

Interpreting Prehistoric Painting

Paleolithic Carving

NEOLITHIC ART

Settled Societies and Neolithic Art

Architecture: Tombs and Rituals

 

CHAPTER 2 Ancient Near Eastern Art

SUMERIAN ART

Temple Architecture: Linking Heaven and Earth

Sculpture

Visual Narratives

ART OF AKKAD

Sculpture: Power

NEO-SUMERIAN REVIVAL

BABYLONIAN ART

The Code of Hammurabi

ASSYRIAN ART

Art of Empire: Expressing Royal Power

LATE BABYLONIAN ART

IRANIAN ART

The Persian Empire: Cosmopolitan Heirs to the Mesopotamian Tradition

 

CHAPTER 3 Egyptian Art

PREDYNASTIC AND EARLY DYNASTIC ART

The Palette of King Narmer

THE OLD KINGDOM: A GOLDEN AGE

Old Kingdom Funerary Complexes

The Pyramids at Giza: Reflecting a New Royal Role

Representing the Human Figure

THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: REASSERTING TRADITION THROUGH THE ARTS

Royal Portraiture: Changing Expressions and Proportions

THE NEW KINGDOM: RESTORED GLORY

Royal Burials in the Valley of the Kings

Temples to the Gods

AKHENATEN AND THE AMARNA STYLE

The Amarna Style

Tutankhamun and the Aftermath of Amarna

 

CHAPTER 4 Aegean Art

EARLY CYCLADIC ART

MINOAN ART

The Palace at Knossos

Wall Paintings: Representing Rituals and Nature

Minoan Pottery and Faience

Late Minoan Art

MYCENAEAN ART

Architecture: Citadels

Mycenaean Tombs and Their Contents

 

CHAPTER 5 Greek Art

THE EMERGENCE OF GREEK ART: THE GEOMETRIC STYLE

Geometric Style Pottery

THE ORIENTALIZING STYLE: HORIZONS EXPAND

ARCHAIC ART: ART OF THE CITY-STATE

The Rise of Monumental Temple Architecture

Temple Plans: Reading Architectural Drawings

The Greek Gods and Goddesses

Stone Sculpture

Architectural Sculpture: The Building Comes Alive

Greek Heroes and Civic Values

Vase Painting: Art of the Symposium

THE CLASSICAL AGE

Classical Sculpture

The Indirect Lost-Wax Process

Architecture and Sculpture on the Athenian Akropolis

THE LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD

Late Classical Architecture: Civic and Sacred

Late Classical Sculpture

THE AGE OF ALEXANDER AND THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD

Architecture: The Scholarly Tradition and Theatricality

Hellenistic Sculpture: Expression and Movement

Hellenistic Painting

 

CHAPTER 6 Etruscan Art

FUNERARY ART

Tombs and Their Contents

ARCHITECTURE

SCULPTURE

Dynamism in Terracotta and Bronze

 

CHAPTER 7 Roman Art

EARLY ROME AND THE REPUBLIC

Architecture: The Concrete Revolution

Arches

Sculpture

Relief Sculpture

Roman Values

THE EARLY EMPIRE

Portrait Sculpture

Relief Sculpture

Architecture

ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE PROVINCES

DOMESTIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Wall painting, mural, and fresco

THE LATE EMPIRE

Portrait Sculpture

Relief Sculpture

Architecture

LATE ROMAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE PROVINCES

 

PART TWO - THE MIDDLE AGES

 

CHAPTER 8 Early Christian, Byzantine, and Early Islamic Art

The Life of Jesus

EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

Christian Art before Constantine

Christian Art after the Official Recognition of Christianity

The Liturgy of the Mass

Versions of the Bible

BYZANTINE ART

Early Byzantine Art

The Iconoclastic Controversy

Middle Byzantine Art

Late Byzantine Art

ISLAMIC ART

Architecture

Islam: Beliefs and Practices

 

CHAPTER 9 Early Medieval Art

ANGLO-SAXON ART

The Animal Style

Metalwork

HIBERNO-SAXON ART

Manuscripts

CAROLINGIAN ART

Sculpture

Illuminated Books

Architecture

OTTONIAN ART

Architecture

Metalwork

Ivories and Manuscripts: Conveyors of Imperial Grandeur

Sculpture

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC STYLE

Religious Architecture

Luxury Arts

ISLAMIC ART AND THE PERSIAN INHERITANCE

Architecture

Figural Art Forms in Iran

 

CHAPTER 10 Romanesque Art

FIRST EXPRESSIONS OF ROMANESQUE STYLE

Architecture

Monumental Stone Sculpture

MATURE ROMANESQUE

Pilgrimage Churches and Their Art

Cluniac Architecture and Sculpture

Monasticism and Christian Monastic Orders

Spanish Islamic Art and Europe in the Middle Ages

Cistercian Architecture and Art

Wall Painting

Book Illustration

REGIONAL VARIANTS OF THE ROMANESQUE STYLE

Western France: Poitou

Southeastern France: Provence

Tuscany

Normandy and England

Women Artists and Patrons: Hildegard of Bingen

 

CHAPTER 11 Gothic Art

EARLY GOTHIC ART IN FRANCE

Saint-Denis: Suger and the Beginnings of Gothic Architecture

Dionysian Theology and the Abbey of Saint-Denis

Chartres Cathedral

Laon Cathedral

HIGH GOTHIC ART IN FRANCE

The Rebuilding of Chartres Cathedral

The Architect, the Master, and the Guild

Stained Glass

Reims Cathedral

RAYONNANT OR COURT STYLE

Sainte-Chapelle

Manuscript Illumination

LATE GOTHIC ART IN FRANCE

Mansucript Illumination

Sculpture

THE SPREAD OF GOTHIC ART

England

Germany

 

PART THREE - THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO: THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

 

CHAPTER 12 Art in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Italy

THE CITIES AND THE MENDICANTS

Franciscan Churches and Altarpieces

Urban Churches, Baptisteries, and Civic Buildings

NEW DIRECTIONS IN TUSCAN PAINTING

Giotto and the New Florentine Painting

Sienese Painting

LATE FOURTEENTH-CENTURY CRISES

Upheaval and Plague

Northern Italy: Milan

 

CHAPTER 13 Artistic Innovations in Fifteenth-Century Northern Europe

COURTLY ART: THE INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC

Artists at the French Courts

URBAN CENTERS AND THE NEW ART

Robert Campin

Jan van Eyck

Rogier van der Weyden

Hugo van der Goes in Ghent

Hieronymus Bosch

REGIONAL RESPONSES TO THE EARLY NETHERLANDISH STYLE

France

Central Europe

PAINTING AND THE GRAPHIC ARTS

Early Printmaking

 

CHAPTER 14 The Early Renaissance in Fifteenth-Century Italy

THE INSPIRATION OF ANTIQUITY IN FLORENCE

Brunelleschi and the Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture

New Directions in Florentine Painting

ITALIAN ART DURING THE ERA OF THE MEDICI, 1434—1494

The Baptistery of Florence

Florentine Churches and Convents at Mid-Century

The Spread of Florentine Style

THE RENAISSANCE PALACE AND ITS FURNISHINGS, CA. 1440—1490

Patrician Palaces

Images of Heroes for Florentine Collectors

Ancient Battles in Prints

Paintings for Palaces

Portraiture

THE RENAISSANCE STYLE REVERBERATES, 1450—1500

Piero della Francesca in Central Italy

Alberti and Mantegna in Mantua

Venice

Rome and the Papal States

Perspective

 

CHAPTER 15 The High Renaissance in Italy, 1495—1520

LEONARDO AND THE FLORENTINE HIGH RENAISSANCE

Leonardo da Vinci

THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ROME

Bramante in Rome

Michelangelo in Rome and Florence

Raphael

VENICE AND THE HIGH RENAISSANCE

Giorgione

Titian

 

CHAPTER 16 The Late Renaissance and Mannerism in Sixteenth-Century Italy

LATE RENAISSANCE FLORENCE

Mannerism

Michelangelo in Florence

Painters and Sculptors in Ducal Florence

ROME REFORMED

Michelangelo in Rome

The Catholic Reformation and Il Gesù

CITIES AND COURTS IN NORTHERN ITALY AND VENICE

Mantua

Parma

Bologna

Venice: The Serene Republic

 

CHAPTER 17 Renaissance and Reformation throughout Sixteenth-Century Europe

FRANCE AND SPAIN: CATHOLIC COURTS AND ITALIAN INFLUENCE

Spain and Italianate Style

The Protestant Reformation

CENTRAL EUROPE : THE REFORMATION AND ART

Catholic Patrons in Early Sixteenth-Century Germany

Albrecht Dürer as Renaissance Artist

Albrecht Dürer as Reformation Artist

PROTESTANT COURTS AND NEW FORMS OF ART

Mythologies

Landscape

Reformation England: The Tudor Portrait

THE NETHERLANDS: WORLD MARKETPLACE

Bruges

Antwerp

Bruegel and the Everyday

 

CHAPTER 18 The Baroque in Italy and Spain

The Counter-Reformation

PAINTING IN ITALY

Caravaggio and the New Style

Artemisia Gentileschi

Ceiling Painting and Annibale Carracci

ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY

The Completion of Saint Peter’s and Carlo Maderno

Bernini and Saint Peter’s

A Baroque Alternative: Francesco Borromini

SCULPTURE IN ITALY

The Evolution of the Baroque: Bernini

PAINTING IN SPAIN

Naples and the Impact of Caravaggio: Jusepe de Ribera

Diego Velázquez: From Seville to Court Painter

Monastic Orders and Zurbarán

Culmination in Devotion: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

 

CHAPTER 19 The Baroque in The Netherlands

FLANDERS

Peter Paul Rubens and Defining the Baroque

Anthony van Dyck: History and Portraiture at the English Court

Still-Life Painting

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC

The Caravaggisti in Holland: Hendrick Terbrugghen

The Haarlem Community and Frans Hals

The Next Generation in Haarlem: Judith Leyster

Rembrandt and the Art of Amsterdam

THE LANDSCAPE, STILL-LIFE, AND GENRE PAINTING

Landscape Painting: Jacob van Ruisdael

Still-Life Painting: Willem Claesz. Heda

Flower Painting and Rachel Ruysch

Genre Painting: Jan Steen

Intimate Genre Painting and Jan Vermeer

 

CHAPTER 20 The Baroque in France and England

FRANCE : THE STYLE OF LOUIS XIV

Painting in France

French Classical Architecture

Sculpture: The Impact of Bernini

BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND

Inigo Jones and the Impact of Palladio

Sir Christopher Wren

 

CHAPTER 21 The Rococo

FRANCE : THE RISE OF THE ROCOCO

Painting: Poussinistes versus Rubénistes

The French Rococo Interior

ENGLAND : PRINTMAKING AND PAINTING

William Hogarth and the Narrative

Thomas Gainsborough and the English Portrait

Joshua Reynolds

THE ROCOCO IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND CENTRAL EUROPE 452

Balthasar Neumann

ITALY

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Illusionistic Ceiling

Decoration

Canaletto

 

PART FOUR - THE MODERN WORLD

 

CHAPTER 22  Art in the Age of Enlightenment, 1750—1789

ROME TOWARD 1760: THE FONT OF NEOCLASSICISM

ARTISTIC FOUNDATIONS OF NEOCLASSICISM: MENGS AND HAMILTON

ROME TOWARD 1760: THE FONT OF ROMANTICISM

NEOCLASSICISM IN BRITAIN

Painting: Historicism, Morality, and Antiquity

The Birth of Contemporary History Painting

Architecture and Interiors: The Palladian Revival

EARLY ROMANTICISM IN BRITAIN

Architecture: Strawberry Hill and the Gothic Revival

Painting: The Coexistence of Reason and Emotion

NEOCLASSICISM IN FRANCE

Architecture: Rational Classicism

The Sublime in Neoclassical Architecture: The Austere and the Visionary

Painting and Sculpture: Expressing Enlightenment Values

The Climax of Neoclassicism: The Paintings of Jacques-Louis David

 

CHAPTER 23 Art in the Age of Romanticism, 1789—1848

PAINTING

Spain: Francisco Goya

Britain: The Bond with Nature

Germany: Friedrich’s Pantheistic Landscape

America: Landscape as Metaphor and the Popularity of Genre

France: Neoclassical Painting in the Romantic Era

France: Painterly Romanticism and Romantic Landscape

Romantic Landscape Painting

SCULPTURE

Neoclassical Sculpture in the Romantic Era: Antonio Canova

French Romantic Sculpture: Breaking from the Classical Model

ROMANTIC REVIVALS IN ARCHITECTURE

The Gothic Revival: The Houses of Parliament 4

The Classical Revival 4

 

CHAPTER 24 The Age of Positivism: Realism, Impressionism, and the Pre-Raphaelites, 1848—1885

REALISM IN FRANCE

Realism in the 1840s and 1850s: Painting Contemporary Social Conditions

The Realist Assault on Academic Values and Bourgeois Taste

Impressionism: A Different Form of Realism

BRITISH REALISM

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The Aesthetic Movement: Personal Psychology and Repressed Eroticism

REALISM IN AMERICA

Scientific Realism: Thomas Eakins

Iconic Image: Winslow Homer

PHOTOGRAPHY: A MECHANICAL MEDIUM FOR MASS-PRODUCED ART

First Innovations

Recording the World

Reporting the News: Photojournalism

Photography as Art: Pictorialism and Combination Printing

ARCHITECTURE AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Ferrovitreous Structures: Train Sheds and Exhibition Palaces

Announcing the Future: The Eiffel Tower

 

CHAPTER 25 Progress and Its Discontents: Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art

Nouveau, 1880—1905

POST-IMPRESSIONISM

Paul Cézanne: Toward Abstraction

Georges Seurat: Seeking Social and Pictorial Harmony

Vincent van Gogh: Expression through Color and Symbol

Paul Gauguin: The Flight from Modernity

SYMBOLISM

The Nabis

Other Symbolist Visions in France

Symbolism Beyond France

Symbolist Currents in American Art

The Sculpture of Rodin

ART NOUVEAU AND THE SEARCH FOR MODERN DESIGN

The Public and Private Spaces of Art Nouveau

AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE: THE CHICAGO SCHOOL

Louis Sullivan and Early Skyscrapers

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie House

PHOTOGRAPHY

Pictorialist Photography and the Photo Secession

 

CHAPTER 26 Toward Abstraction: The Modernist Revolution, 1904—1914

FAUVISM

CUBISM

Reflecting and Shattering Tradition: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Analytic Cubism: Picasso and Braque

Synthetic Cubism: The Power of Collage

THE IMPACT OF FAUVISM AND CUBISM

German Expressionism

Austrian Expressionism

Cubism in Paris after Picasso and Braque

Italian Futurism: Activism and Art

Cubo-Futurism and Suprematism in Russia

Cubism and Fantasy: Giorgio de Chirico

MODERNIST SCULPTURE: CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

AMERICAN ART

America’s First Modernists: Arthur Dove and Abstraction

EARLY MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN EUROPE

German Modernist Architecture

German Expressionist Architecture

 

CHAPTER 27 Art Between the Wars

DADA

Zurich Dada: Jean (Hans) Arp

New York Dada: Marcel Duchamp

Berlin Dada

Cologne Dada

Paris Dada: Man Ray

SURREALISM

Surrealism in Paris

Representational Surrealism: Salvador Dalí

The Surrealist Object

ORGANIC SCULPTURE

Alexander Calder in Paris

Henry Moore in England

CREATING UTOPIAS

Russian Constructivism: Productivism and Utilitarianism

De Stijl and Universal Order

The Bauhaus: Creating the “New Man”

The Machine Aesthetic

ART IN AMERICA: MODERNITY, SPIRITUALITY, AND REGIONALISM

The City and Industry

Seeking the Spiritual

Regionalism and National Identity

The Harlem Renaissance

MEXICAN ART: SEEKING A NATIONAL IDENTITY

Diego Rivera

THE EVE OF WORLD WAR II

America: The Failure of Modernity

Europe and Fascism

 

CHAPTER 28 Postwar to Postmodern, 1945—1980

EXISTENTIALISM IN NEW YORK: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Abstract Expressionism: Action Painting

Abstract Expressionism: Color-Field Painting

REJECTING ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM: AMERICAN ART OF THE 1950S AND 1960S

Re-Presenting Life and Dissecting Painting

Environments and Performance Art

Pop Art: Consumer Culture as Subject

FORMALIST ABSTRACTION OF THE 1950S AND 1960S

Formalist Painting and Sculpture

Formalist Sculpture: Minimal Art

THE PLURALIST 1970S: POST-MINIMALISM

Post-Minimal Sculpture: Geometry and Emotion

Earthworks and Site-Specific Art

Conceptual Art: Art as Idea

Television Art: Nam June Paik

ART WITH A SOCIAL AGENDA

African-American Art: Ethnic Identity

Feminist Art: Judy Chicago and Gender Identity

LATE MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE

Continuing the International Style: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Sculptural Architecture: Referential Mass

 

CHAPTER 29 The Postmodern Era: Art Since 1980

ARCHITECTURE

Postmodern Architecture

New Modernism: Hi-Tech Architecture

Deconstructivism: Countering Modernist Authority

POST-MINIMALISM AND PLURALISM: LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES

The Return of Painting

Sculpture

Deconstructing Art: Context as Meaning

The Power of Installation and Video Art

Many Styles, One Artist: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Preoccupation with the Body

A World Art: Cai Guo-Qiang

Glossary

Books for Further Reading

Index

List of Credits

 

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Davies, Penelope
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