AmblesideOnline/House of Education Online

These are breakdowns for alternate Janson Art books to help you place them in their appropriate terms by historical era. As a supplement, you may find segments on some of the architecture and paintings discussed in these books by searching YouTube. Smarthistory Channel has done many brief but excellent videos of the specific works discussed in the Janson books.

The Story of Painting from Cave Painting to Modern Times by H.W. Janson and Dora Jane Janson
The Picture History of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times by H. W. Janson
History of Art for Young People by H. W. Janson with Samuel Cauman
History of Art for Young People Fifth Edition by H.W. Janson and Anthony Janson
H. W. Janson History of Art


The Story of Painting from Cave Painting to Modern Times by H.W. Janson and Dora Jane Janson

Year 7 Term 1 (800AD-1066)
The Story of Painting: How Painting Began pg 7 (prehistoric to 100BC)

Year 7 Term 2 (1066-1333)
The Story of Painting: The Middle Ages pg 22 (33AD to 1420's)

Year 7 Term 3 (1327-1485)
The Story of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers pg 38 (1420's to 1485)

Year 8 Term 1 (1400-1605)
The Story of Painting: The Age of Genius pg 58 (1500 to 1580)

Year 8 Term 2 (1605-1649)
The Story of Painting: The Triumph of Light pg 82 (1590 to 1640)

Year 8 Term 3 (1649-1688)
None scheduled this term

Year 9 Term 1 (1688-1730)
None scheduled this term

Year 9 Term 2 (1730-1786)
The Story of Painting: Towards Revolution pg 102 (1700 to 1793)

Year 9 Term 3 (1786-1815)
None scheduled this term

Year 10 Term 1 (1815-1860)
The Story of Painting: The Age of Machines pg 112-123 to "their seriousness and sincerity."(1805-1830)

Year 10 Term 2 (1816-1865 America)
The Story of Painting: The Age of Machines pg 123 (from "But let us return from the Pennsylvania. . ." to pg 131 to "Old Master with a thoroughly modern mind." (1849 to 1877)

Year 10 Term 3 (1865-1902)
The Story of Painting: The Age of Machines pg 131 from "Among the early admirers of Manet. . ." to pg 141 (1870's to 1900)

Year 11 Term 1 (1900-1940)
The Story of Painting: Painting in Our Own Time pg 142 (1900 to 1936)


The Picture History of Painting: From Cave Painting to Modern Times by H. W. Janson

Year 7 Term 1
Janson's Picture History of Painting: How Painting Began pg 7
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Pictures for the Dead: Egypt pg 8-11
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Pictures for the Living: Crete pg 12-17
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Greek and Roman Painting pg 20-36

Year 7 Term 2
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Middle Ages pg 37-40
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Earlier Middle Ages in the West pg 41-49
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Rise of the Towns: Gothic Art pg 50-68

Year 7 Term 3
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Explorers and Discoverers pg 69-70
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Late Gothic Art pg 71-87
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Early Renaissance in Italy pg 88-108

Year 8 Term 1
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Age of Genius pg 109
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The High Renaissance in Italy pg 111-134
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Northern Renaissance pg 135-154
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Mannerism pg 155-158

Year 8 Term 2
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Triumph of Light pg 159-163
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Italy and Flanders pg 165-175
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Holland pg 177-191
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Spain, France pg 192-196

Year 9 Term 2
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Towards Revolution pg 197-216

Year 10 Term 1
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Age of Machines pg 217-226
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The Romantic Movement pg 227-239

Year 10 Term 2
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Realism and Impressionism pg 241-255

Year 10 Term 3
Janson's Picture History of Painting: The "Post Impressionists" pg 256-276

Year 11 Term 1
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Painting in Our Own Time pg 277-278
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Expressionism pg 279-288
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Abstraction pg 289-305
Janson's Picture History of Painting: Fantasy pg 306-315


History of Art for Young People by H. W. Janson with Samuel Cauman, 1971

Year 7 Term 1
History of Art for Young People: Part One: How Art Began pg 9
History of Art for Young People: Art for the Dead: Egypt pg 20
History of Art for Young People: Temples, Palaces and Citadels--The Ancient Near East and the Aegean pg 32
History of Art for Young People: Greek Art pg 45
History of Art for Young People: Roman Art pg 69

Year 7 Term 2
History of Art for Young People: History of Art for Young People: Part Two: The Middle Ages 87
History of Art for Young People: The Earlier Middle Ages in the West pg 99
History of Art for Young People: Towns, Cathedrals, and Gothic Art pg 115

Year 8 Term 1
History of Art for Young People: Part Three: The Renaissance pg 144
History of Art for Young People: The 'New Age' pg 145
History of Art for Young People: Late Gothic Painting North of the Alps pg 146
History of Art for Young People: The Early Renaissance in Italy pg 163
History of Art for Young People: Mannerism and Other Trends pg 207
History of Art for Young People: The Renaissance in the North pg 219

Year 8 Term 2
History of Art for Young People: The Baroque in Italy, Flanders, and Spain pg 231
History of Art for Young People: The Golden Age of Dutch Painting pg 247
History of Art for Young People: The Age of Versailles pg 255

Year 9 Term 2
History of Art for Young People: Rococo pg 266

Year 10 Term 1
History of Art for Young People: Part Four: The Modern World pg 275
History of Art for Young People: Revolution and Revivals; The Romantic Movement pg 277

Year 10 Term 2
History of Art for Young People: Realism and Impressionism pg 303

Year 10 Term 3
History of Art for Young People: Post-Impressionism pg 316

Year 11 Term 1
History of Art for Young People: Art in Our Time pg 330-372


History of Art for Young People Fifth Edition by H. W. Janson and Anthony Janson, 1997

Year 7 Term 1
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Prehistoric Art in Europe and North America pg 32-37
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Egyptian Art pg 38-51
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Ancient Near Eastern Art pg 52-61
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Aegean Art pg 62-68
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Greek Art pg 69-97
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Etruscan Art pg 98-103
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Roman Art pg 104-121
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Early Christian Art and Byzantine Art pg 130-153

Year 7 Term 2
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Early Medieval Art pg 154-169
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Romanesque Art pg 170-187
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Gothic Art pg 188-231

Year 8 Term 1
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: 'Late Gothic' Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts pg 240-259
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Early Renaissance in Italy pg 260-285
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The High Renaissance in Italy pg 286-305
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Mannerism and Other Trends pg 306-323

Year 8 Term 2
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Renaissance in the North pg 324-339
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Baroque in Italy and Spain pg 340-360
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Baroque Flanders and Holland pg 361-375

Year 9 Term 2
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Baroque in France in England pg 376-388
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Rococo pg 389-403

Year 10 Term 1
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Neoclassicism pg 412-425
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: The Romantic Movement pg 426-455

Year 10 Term 2
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Realism and Impressionism pg 456-477

Year 10 Term 3
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Nouveau pg 478-501

Year 11 Term 1
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Twentieth Century Painting pg 502-549
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Twentieth Century Sculpture pg 550-569
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Twentieth Century Architecture pg 570-581
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Twentieth Century Photography pg 582-594
History of Art for Young People Fifth Ed: Postmodernism pg 595-607


H. W. Janson History of Art, 1962-1971

This is a huge book and not really recommended because of its length. However, if this is the book you already have and your student loves art, here is how the sections break down into Years 7-11.

Year 7 Term 1
Janson's History of Art: Part One: The Ancient World
Janson's History of Art: 1 Magic and Ritual - The Art of Prehistoric Man
Janson's History of Art: 2 Egyptian Art
Janson's History of Art: 3 The Ancient Near East
Janson's History of Art: 4 Aegean Art
Janson's History of Art: 5 Greek Art
Janson's History of Art: 6 Etruscan Art
Janson's History of Art: 7 Roman Art
Janson's History of Art: 8 Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Year 7 Term 2
Janson's History of Art: Part Two: The Middle Ages
Janson's History of Art: 1 Islamic Art
Janson's History of Art: 2 Early Medieval Art
Janson's History of Art: 3 Romanesque Art
Janson's History of Art: 4 Gothic Art

Year 8 Term 1
Janson's History of Art: Part Three: The Renaissance
Janson's History of Art: 1 'Late Gothic' Painting, Sculpture and the Graphic Arts
Janson's History of Art: 2 The Early Renaissance in Italy
Janson's History of Art: 3 The High Renaissance in Italy
Janson's History of Art: 4 Mannerism and Other Trends
Janson's History of Art: 5 The Renaissance in the North

Year 8 Term 2
Janson's History of Art: 6 The Baroque in Italy and Germany
Janson's History of Art: 7 The Baroque in Flanders, Holland and Spain

Year 9 Term 2
Janson's History of Art: 8 The Baroque in France and England

Year 10 Term 1
Janson's History of Art: Part Four: The Modern World
Janson's History of Art: 1 Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Year 10 Term 2
Janson's History of Art: 2 Realism and Impressionism

Year 10 Term 3
Janson's History of Art: 3 Post-Impressionism

Year 11 Term 1
Janson's History of Art: 4 Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
Janson's History of Art: 5 Twentieth Century Architecture