The Oxford Dictionary of Art

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Ian Chilvers, Harold Osborne, Dennis Farr
Oxford University Press, 1994 - Art - 548 pages
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Whether you are interested in Junk Art or Byzantine Art, the Ash Can School or the Antipodeans, Praxiteles and Phidias or Gilbert and George, The Oxford Dictionary of Art is the first place to turn for accurate information about artists, schools, periods, techniques, critical terms, major museums, art historians, philosophers, and much much more. Compiled from three highly acclaimed Oxford Companions--The Oxford Companion to Art, to Twentieth Century Art , and to the Decorative Arts --and with hundreds of new entries added, this authoritative, one volume reference offers over three thousand entries on almost every aspect of Western art, as well as the most essential features of Asian art. Here you will find the answer to almost any question pertaining to the world of art. In what museum is Parmigianino's Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror exhibited today? Who coined the term "happening"? What are color field painting, hard edge painting, and op art, who are the most representative artists of these schools, and what are their best works? How does camaieu differ from grisaille? What is the most richly endowed museum in the world? The Revised Edition features expanded coverage of twentieth-century art, with new entries on graffiti art, David Hockney, New Realism, the Pompidou Centre, and much more. There is also a new chronology of major works set in historical perspective, and a marvelous directory of museums and galleries around the world, including fax, e-mail, and website addresses. As a further aid, the Dictionary offers an extensive system of cross references, guiding readers to a wealth of additional information on almost any topic of interest. Covering the entire history of art, this wide ranging and up-to-date guide is an indispensable reference for scholars, for students, and for art enthusiasts of every kind. It is also a browser's delight, filled with fascinating facts about the personalities who people the world of art.

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A handy work based on earlier Oxford Companions and revised from previous editions, this single-volume reference contains 3000 entries that discuss Western and Western-inspired art from antiquity on ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
33
Section 3
84
Section 4
131
Section 5
160
Section 6
174
Section 7
191
Section 8
227
Section 13
349
Section 14
360
Section 15
367
Section 16
406
Section 17
408
Section 18
443
Section 19
486
Section 20
507

Section 9
256
Section 10
262
Section 11
274
Section 12
302
Section 21
527
Section 22
545
Section 23
546
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About the author (1994)


About the Editor:
Ian Chilvers is an art historian and freelance editor and writer. He is the co-author of A-Z of Art and Artists.

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