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The Oxford Dictionary of Art By Edited by Ian Chilvers

The Oxford Dictionary of Art
by Edited by Ian Chilvers

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This dictionary ranges across painting, sculpture, drawing and the applied arts, from classical times to the contemporary scene. It contains over 3000 entries covering styles, techniques, collections, artists, and historians. It also includes a directory of museums and galleries around the world.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Art by Edited by Ian Chilvers

`the best and most inclusive single volume available.' Marina Vaizey, Sunday Times This revised 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. Ranging across painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts, from classical times to the contemporary scene, over 3,000 entries provide the reader with instant information in succinct and readable form about styles, techniques, collections, artists, and historians. With a practical reference section comprising a contextual chronology of major works and an invaluable directory of museums and galleries around the world, this represents the most handy and readable volume available. * Over 3,000 entries on painting, sculpture, the graphic and applied arts * New material on twentieth-century art including entries on graffiti art, David Hockney, Tamara de Lempicka, Richard Long, Neo-Expressionism, New Realism, Pompidou Centre, Turner Prize * Entries enlivened with quotations from artists and critics * Invaluable chronology of major works in historical context * Practical directory of museums and galleries listing main works and complete contact details including fax, email, and websites * Select list of classical and biblical themes with major examples

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About Edited by Ian Chilvers



About the Editors:
Ian Chilvers is an art historian and freelance editor and writer. The late Harold Osborne edited The Oxford Companion to Art. Dennis Farr was Director of the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, from 1980 to 1993. He is the author of English Art 1870-1940 and General Editor of the Clarendon Studies in the History of Art.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Dennis Farr, Introduction, Abbreviations, A-Z entries, Reference Section: Chronology, List of Museums and Galleries, Select List of Biblical and Classical Themes

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GOR004422721
The Oxford Dictionary of Art by Edited by Ian Chilvers
Edited by Ian Chilvers
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1997-08-01
659
0198600844
9780198600848
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