The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture, Volume 1

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Gordon Campbell
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Architecture, Classical - 32 pages
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture spans every art form, medium, and civilization the fall of the Roman Empire, The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture is a comprehensive reference source on this important field of study. Drawing on the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols) and Grove Art Online, and adding dozens of new entries, the Encyclopedia includes all subject areas in the classical arts, including philosophers, rulers, writers and artists, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, and more.

Arranged alphabetically, this two-volume set contains over 800 entries tracing the development of the art forms in classical civilizations such as ancient Greece and Rome. Illustrated with 400 halftones, maps and line drawings, and 32 color plates, the Encyclopedia is a reliable and convenient resource covering this field of everlasting significance in the development of western culture.

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About the author (2007)

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. The subject of classical art and archaeology is the focus of his principal interests: classics, art history and the reception of the classical world. His classical interests are by origin linguistic (he isregistered as a teacher of ancient Greek and has long worked with Latin materials) and literary (he has taught Greek and Roman drama), and include visits to many archaeological sites and museums throughout the Greek and Roman worlds. As an art historian he has written widely on Renaissance art andarchitecture (notably in his Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance), and in that capacity has developed an informed understanding of the transmission of classical art to later periods. He has published widely on many disciplines, including literature and history as well as art, and has a wealth ofeditorial experience, much of it for OUP, for which he has edited both journals and reference books, of which the most recent is Renaissance Art and Architecture (2004). His scholarly work has been recognized by the award of a D. Litt from University of York and an honorary doctorate from Universityof Bucharest, by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and as a Corresponding Fellow of the South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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