The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History

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Penguin Reference, 2000 - Art - 774 pages
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"The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History presents a new perspective on art history. In keeping with today's students, who are interested in more than just the details of connoisseurship and provenance, it takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon literature, history, psychology, geography, economics, and other areas to set important artistic advances in a cultural context. With more than 1500 entries, ranging in length from 150 to 600 words, this is a concise yet highly readable work." "It also differs from similar references, which tend to be Eurocentric, by giving relatively more space to American art, artists, and architects; to the work of women artists; to sometimes controversial post-modern ideas; and to the words of the artists themselves, quoted in most of the major entries."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
41
Section 3
107
Section 4
172
Section 5
212
Section 6
231
Section 7
255
Section 8
304
Section 14
469
Section 15
488
Section 16
497
Section 17
555
Section 18
557
Section 19
602
Section 20
662
Section 21
685

Section 9
337
Section 10
347
Section 11
356
Section 12
372
Section 13
408
Section 22
689
Section 23
707
Section 24
728
Section 25
731
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About the author (2000)

Nancy Frazier is a former Newsweek reporter and magazine editor. She has written widely on art and worked with a distinguished panel of advisers for this dictionary.

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