The Grove Dictionary of Art: 34 Volumes

The Grove Dictionary of Art: 34 Volumes

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Boasting well over 6,000 contributors from 12 countries, the Dictionary offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts. The Dictionary ranges far both geographically and historically; it features unparalleled coverage of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, Native North America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome. Providing depth as well as breadth, The Dictionary of Art examines important art forms and key issues of design, taste, function, and patronage, illuminating them in light of the cultural context in which they developed.show more

Product details

  • Multiple copy pack | 32600 pages
  • 560 x 800 x 550mm | 84,998.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 930 pages each volume; 15,350 illus. (400 color)
  • 0195170687
  • 9780195170689

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As a reference work there is nothing to compare. The Daily Telegraph Succeeds in performing the most difficult of balancing acts, satisfying specialists while at the same time remaiign accessible to the general reader. The Timesshow more

About Jane Turner

Jane Turner is a specialist in Dutch and Flemish Old Master drawings. In addition to her work as Editor of The Dictionary of Art, she is preparing catalogues of Northern drawings for the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.show more

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