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Key monuments of the history of art : a visual survey

Author: H W Janson; Dora Jane Janson
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, Inc. ; New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., [1959] © 1959
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Text editionView all editions and formats
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Reproduces over 1200 of the most significant artistic achievements of all time in all parts of the world.

"Although the plates do not discourage the leisurely browser, they are intended primarily for a more disciplined and systematic perusal in conjunction with an introductory lecture course or with one of the numerous available one-volume surveys of the history of art"--Unnumbered page 5.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Janson, H.W. (Horst Woldemar), 1913-1982.
Key monuments of the history of art.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1959]
(OCoLC)877809440
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Janson; Dora Jane Janson
OCLC Number: 513288
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1068 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. The ancient world. List of illustrations ; Prehistoric and primitive art ; Egyptian art ; Art of the ancient Near East ; Minoan and Mycenaean art ; Greek art ; Etruscan art ; Roman art ; Early Christian and Byzantine art --
II. Asia and America. List of illustrations ; Islamic art ; Art of Indian Asia ; Chinese and Japanese art ; American art before Columbus --
III. The Middle Ages. List of illustrations ; Early medieval art ; Romanesque art ; Gothic art north of the Alps ; Gothic art in Italy --
IV. The Renaissance. List of illustrations ; Late Gothic art north of the Alps ; The early Renaissance in Italy ; High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy ; Renaissance and Mannerism outside Italy ; The seventeenth century in Italy ; The seventeenth century in Flanders, Holland, and Germany ; The seventeenth century in France, England, and Spain ; The eighteenth century --
V. The modern world. List of illustrations ; Classicism and Romanticism ; Realism and Impressionism ; Post-Impressionism and "Art Nouveau" ; The twentieth century.
Responsibility: edited by H.W. Janson, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University, with Dora Jane Janson.

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Reproduces over 1200 of the most significant artistic achievements of all time in all parts of the world.

"Although the plates do not discourage the leisurely browser, they are intended primarily for a more disciplined and systematic perusal in conjunction with an introductory lecture course or with one of the numerous available one-volume surveys of the history of art"--Unnumbered page 5.

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