Sunday, April 09, 2006
The Big Book of Art
You probably saw some news stories. The latest revision of Janson's History of Art was published last month. It was extensively revised, with some artists and images dropped, others added. The New York Times article (call the library for login and password) quotes the principal editor as saying that a quarter of the content had been changed. For 40 years this title in one of its incarnations has been the standard text for art history; teachers and students alike may find the new edition a bit surprising (and a bit refreshed). We're ordering a copy of the new edition, and meanwhile have various older editions available in case you feel like a trip down memory lane. We'll let you know when the new edition arrives.