The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Gerald W. R. Ward
Oxford University Press, 2008 - Art - 828 pages
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques deals with all aspects of materials, techniques, conservation, and restoration in both traditional and nontraditional media, including ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, digital art, and more. Drawingupon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art and adding new entries, this work is a comprehensive reference resource for artists, art dealers, collectors, curators, conservators, students, researchers, and scholars. Similar in design to The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, this one-volume reference work contains articles of various lengths in alphabetical order. The shorter, more factual articles are combined with larger, multi-section articles tracing the development of materials and techniques invarious geographical locations. The Encyclopedia provides unparalleled scope and depth, and it offers fully updated articles and bibliography as well as over 150 illustrations and color plates. The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques offers scholarly information on materials and techniques in art for anyone who studies, creates, collects, or deals in works of art. The entries are written to be accessible to a wide range of readers, and the work is designed as a reliable andconvenient resource covering this essential area in the visual arts.

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Gerald W. R. Ward is the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Boston University and formerly served as a curator at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. He has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely on American art, furniture, and decorative arts. He has also taught at Boston University and the University of Delaware.

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