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. It provides a careful balance of fact and critical appraisal ranging across painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts from classical times to the present. Almost 3,500 entries provide the reader with instant information, written in succinct and readable prose, about styles, techniques, collections, artists, and historians. Includes a practical reference section with a fully updated and expanded Chronology, and an Index of Galleries and Museums around the world. There is also a Classified Contents, enabling the reader to search for entries within a particular subject area or period.
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"Geared towards the general reader, it contains almost 3500 sophisticated but engagingly written entries....Witty and lively."--Library Journal"Ian Chilvers' book The Oxford Dictionary of Art has been the traditional artists' reference for the Western art world for years. Now you can pick up an updated version of Chilvers' classic work...with more than 3500 entries on everything from style s and techniques to artists and critics." -- Artist's Magazine Reviews of previous edition "lastingly useful...the bulk of this volume devoted to succinct and readable accounts (browsing is a pleasure) of artists, styles, movements, art forms, materials and techniques will undoubtedly earn it an honourable place on many bookshelves."-- Times Literary Supplement"Delightfully written...Many entries I have read are little classics...I wish I had space to enlarge on the literary elegance which places this so far in advance of most dictionaries."--Arts ReviewAbout the Author:
Ian Chilvers is a freelance editor and writer. He is author of A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, editor of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, and co-editor of The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 3rd Edition. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1489454423385
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198604769
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110198604769
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0198604769 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0081644