The concise Oxford dictionary of art and artists

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Art - 584 pages
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, Second Edition is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to Western art from Ancient Greece to the present day. It offers over two thousand entries on painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts, covering not only artists and their work, but also patrons and dealers, collectors and writers, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. For this new edition much new material has been added on twentieth-century art, including subjects such as Neo-Expressionism and the Turner Prize. Written in clear, lively prose, this invaluable reference maintains a careful balance between fact and appraisal. In its pages, we encounter artists ranging from Polyclitus of Argos to Leonardo da Vinci, from Grandma Moses to Mary Cassatt, from Max Beckmann to Andy Warhol. Here also are periods and movements, including the Classical period, the Renaissance, the Ancients, Impressionism, the Ash-can School, and Cubism, as well as techniques and styles such as encaustic painting, encarnado, lithography, cabinet painting, and blot drawing. With a very helpful cross-referencing system for names, art media, styles, and terms, art enthusiasts of every kind will find this entirely reliable and highly readable volume indispensable.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
84
Section 4
133
Section 5
142
Section 6
163
Section 7
175
Section 8
193
Section 15
375
Section 16
384
Section 17
428
Section 18
430
Section 19
470
Section 20
520
Section 21
541
Section 22
561

Section 9
232
Section 10
260
Section 11
266
Section 12
280
Section 13
311
Section 14
360
Section 23
581
Section 24
582
Section 25
585
Section 26
592
Section 27
594
Copyright

About the author (1996)


Ian Chilvers is a freelance writer and editor. He is co-editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Art and The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.

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