Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts
John Julius Norwich
Oxford University Press, 1990 - Art - 502 pages
The most visually appealing of all eight volumes of the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia, this extensively illustrated volume offers a wealth of color photographs and drawings to match the exceptional breadth of its subject. With over 3,000 entries, it covers art, architecture, dance, decorative art, music, musical instruments, theatre, and literature from pre-history to the present. Including art from every continent, familiar and unfamiliar masterpieces, and descriptions of the world's greatest literary, artistic, and musical figures--ranging from Aeschylus to Louis Armstrong and Fred Astaire to Diane Arbus--this extensive reference is an indispensable introduction to the engaging world of the arts.
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This arts encyclopedia is one of a series of eight volumes to be published by Oxford. In its entirety its publisher hopes the series will comprise a "complete encyclopedia of human knowledge and ... Read full review