Annuaire International Des Beaux-arts, Volumes 1-2
"...The ultimate reference for getting in touch with the art world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe...If your local museum, university or library doesn't shelve it, insist that they do."--ANTIQUEWEEK. "The leading reference of its kind...reliable organization & distinctive design...(Four Stars)"--REFERENCE & RESEARCH BOOK NEWS. "...the most reliable & comprehensive source of information on addresses of museums & galleries (public & private), antique dealers, restorers, associations, publishers, & periodicals on art across the globe...As a practicing librarian, I know from experience that this is one of our most valuable reference texts."--REFERENCE REVIEWS. The most renowned reference work of its kind for over 40 years, the INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ARTS presents a global network of artists, museums, galleries, publishers, conservation authorities, collectors, art dealers, academics, & others---virtually all the people, publications, & institutions that comprise today's international art culture, East & West! This edition compiles & indexes over 130,000 names & addresses from some 160 countries, including: * individual collections, * art dealers & galleries, * art museums, * art book publishers, * booksellers, * art universities, academies, & schools, * much more. Information derived directly from the individual entrants. The first volume lists museums, public galleries & associations. Citations are organized by country, then by city & name, & provide full address, names & titles of officials, as well as type of art or period of interest. Volume II covers a myriad of activities & interests, including antique dealers, numismatics, auctioneers, restorers, art publishers, art periodicals, & antiquarian & art booksellers, Areas of specialization--from armor & weapons to jewelry & silver to rare books & autographs--are noted when appropriate. Recognizing current political conditions, listings for the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, & Yugoslavia have been divided into their new states with respective country registers provided at the start of each chapter. The most extensive resource on the world of art--as interpreted in the broadest possible sense--the INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ARTS is the standard contact & reference for museum officials, universities, associations, libraries, & art collectors.
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