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The Oxford dictionary of art

Author: Ian Chilvers; Harold Osborne; Dennis Farr
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers three thousand entries on Western art and essential features of Asian art.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford dictionary of art.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)568760793
Named Person: Art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Chilvers; Harold Osborne; Dennis Farr
ISBN: 0198661339 9780198661337 0192800221 9780192800220
OCLC Number: 17547477
Description: x, 548 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Oxford Dictionary of Art is a wide-ranging and up-to-date guide to the art of the western world from the 5th century BC to the present day. In 3,000 succinct and highly readable entries, it surveys the whole subject, taking in drawing, painting, and sculpture, and touching on many aspects of the decorative or 'applied' arts. The work draws on the well known Oxford Companions to Art, Twentieth-Century Art, and the Decorative Arts, written by a large number of distinguished contributors and edited by Harold Osbome. But it supplements these works with hundreds of entries covering the new generation of artists and introducing topics omitted from the Companions reflecting the shifts in perception and judgement that are a continuing element in art history. Critiques of all the major artists up to the present day provide a careful balance of fact and appraisal, while 'thumbnail sketches' draw attention to many who are less well known. Other important groups within the art world also receive attention: great patrons and collectors such as the Gonzaga family and Henry Clay Frick; art historians of the caliber of Rewald, Panofsky, and Blunt; and art dealers such as Paul Durand-Ruel and Joseph Duveen. Wherever possible, locations of works of art are given; in addition the principal galleries have individual entries. Art terms and techniques are fully explained, and all significant movements, groups, styles, and concepts are covered --
from Byzantine to Junk art, 'the sublime' to the Ashcan School, and Der Blaue Reiter to the Antipodeans.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Chilvers and Harold Osborne ; consultant editor, Dennis Farr.
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