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By: Janson, H.W.
Publisher: New York, Harry Abrams: 1971
Seller ID: 031369
Condition: Very Good
light edge wear, some very light soiling to page ends and jacket, small tear on jacket flap along fold of rear panel; For 1000s of art lovers both amateur & professional, esthetic life began with Janson, as his History of Art is often called. In the 1st edition, published in 1962, he spoke to that perennial reader he gently called "the troubled layman." His opening paragraph revealed his sympathy: "Why is this supposed to be art?" he quoted rhetorically. "How often have we heard this question asked--or asked it ourselves, perhaps--in front of one of the strange, disquieting... View more info