Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History, Second Edition — but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference text — this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard texts.

Features and Benefits

  • The guide is designed as a comprehensive textbook supplement, but is also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference text.
  • The handbook defines the most common terms and provides systematic treatment of media, techniques, processes, and visual principles.