The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History

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Penguin Reference, 2000 - Art - 774 pages
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In tune with the concerns of contemporary students and scholars, The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History draws on literature, history, psychology, geography, economics, and other disciplines to set key artistic advances in their cultural context. More than 1500 entries distill current scholarly findings in an engaging nonacademic voice. They encompass artists and theorists from Alberti to Judy Chicago to Zubaran; periods, styles, and movements from abstract expressionism to social realism; techniques and terms from action painting to x-radiography. Clear, cohesive, highly readable -- and completely cross-referenced, and with an extensive index -- this is the new generation reference art students, art buffs, and art browsers have been waiting for.

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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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Frazier is a former Newsweek reporter and magazine editor.

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