By ANTHONY F. JANSON' 'H.W. JANSON
The main thorough, cogent, and lavishly illustrated survey of paintings within the Western culture, Janson's heritage of paintings has now been thoroughly redesigned and up-to-date to make it the final word visually and intellectually intriguing source for at the present time. Timelines; word list; bibliography; index. 1,266 illustrations, greater than 775 in complete colour.
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