The Oxford Dictionary of Art

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Ian Chilvers
Oxford University Press, USA, Jun 10, 2004 - Art - 816 pages
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Ideal for students, picture researchers, and enthusiasts of all kinds, this third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Art reaffirms the unrivalled position held by this authoritative one-volume guide to the art of the Western world. Covering Western art from the ancient world to the present day, the Dictionary provides a careful balance of fact and critical appraisal ranging across painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts. Over 3000 entries provide the reader with information on a wide range of people and subjects, including artists, critics, collectors, dealers, patrons, museums, art schools, materials, and techniques.
This third edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with over 200 new entries on contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Antony Gormley; new forms, such as video art; museums, patrons, and collectors. The Dictionary also includes an updated contextual chronology of major works, as well as a practical directory of museums and galleries around the world.

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Ian Chilvers is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in art and art history. He has written and edited many reference books, among them The Oxford Dictionary of Art and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, which have gone through several editions and between them have beentranslated into six languages, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, and The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. He studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

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