The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

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Ian Chilvers
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Art - 694 pages
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Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over 2,500 clear and concise entries on styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. It also includes biographical entries for artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and patrons, with places and full dates of birth and death (in many instances correcting misinformation that has found its way into other sources). For this new edition, entries have been thoroughly revised and updated, and more than fifty new entries have been added. Browsers and readers with an interest in a particular area will benefit from the classified list of all the entries in the book. Written in an engaging manner with many entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics, this dictionary is a pleasure to browse, while its A-Z structure and classified list makes it perfect for quick reference. Previously entitled The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, this major new edition is essential for anyone with an interest in art.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
34
Section 3
100
Section 4
161
Section 5
198
Section 6
213
Section 7
234
Section 8
280
Section 15
448
Section 16
458
Section 17
507
Section 18
509
Section 19
559
Section 20
615
Section 21
641
Section 22
645

Section 9
307
Section 10
315
Section 11
321
Section 12
338
Section 13
374
Section 14
431
Section 23
665
Section 24
688
Section 25
689
Section 26
691
Copyright

About the author (2009)


Ian Chilvers is a freelance writer and editor. He edited The Oxford Dictionary of Art, co-edited The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, and is co-author of the forthcoming A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. He has also contributed to many other reference books, including the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects and Grove Dictionary of Art, and he is one of the principal consultants for the Oxford Children's Encyclopedia.

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