The Dictionary of Art

The Dictionary of Art

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41, 000 articles on visual art, from the prehistoric times to the presentOver 21, 000 biographies of artists, patrons, collectors, writers, critics and others15, 350 illustrations throughout the textWorldwide coverage - from Oceania to North America to Japan and AfricaBoasting well over 6, 000 contributors from 12 countries, The Grove Dictionary of Art offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, The Grove Dictionary of Art serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts. The The Grove Dictionary of Art ranges far, both geographically and historically; it features unparalleled coverage of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, Native North America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near-East, and Ancient Rome. Providing depth as well as breadth, The Grove Dictionary of Art examines important art forms and key issues of design, taste, function and patronage, illuminating them in light of the cultural context in which they developed.Winner of the 1997 Dartmouth Medal1997 Choice Outstanding Academic Book1997 H. W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing1998 Charles Rufus Morey Award, College Art Association1996 Booklist Editor's Choice George Wittenborn Award for Excellence in Art Publishing1996 Apollo Magazine Book of the Year Award Wheatley Medal for Outstanding Index from the Library Association of the UK1997 Association of Catalan Art Critics International AwardLibrary Journal's 'One of the 50 Best Reference Sources of the Millennium'Victor-Emanuel III, King of Italy (reg 1900-46) 24 346; 27 303 Victoria (BC; Canada) 5 559; 32 413-14* Art ... 24 817; 28 255; 30 783; 31 422 harnesses 14 186 interior decoration 28 248; 33 145 ivory 15 697 }ewe]lery 6164;12163; 17 516, 527anbsp;...

Title:The Dictionary of Art
Author:Jane Turner
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-02-11


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