The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts : 2 volumes: print and e-reference editions available

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Remarkable in its scope, The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, or learn about the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials such as jade, opal, and bronze. In addition to concise definitions on art forms and styles, there are also hundreds of in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Enriched by more than 600 illustrations and dozens of color photos, this reference is essential for any general reader, collector, curator, or scholar interested in this rich and varied field. With extensive cross-references and updated bibliography throughout, this reference offers the best that Grove has to offer along with the most recent findings in decorative arts.
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  • Hardback | 1290 pages
  • 195.6 x 254 x 40.6mm | 1,769.03g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Two-volume print set and e-reference edition
  • 680 halftones, 32 colour plates
  • 0195189485
  • 9780195189483

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Covers all aspects of the decorative arts from ancient times through to the present day and throughout Western and non-Western cultures...Recommended. * Library Journal *
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About Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. He has served as chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director. He has been awarded a D. Litt by the University of York and an honorary doctorate by the University of Bucharest; he is
also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a corresponding fellow of South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Sociedad Espanola de Estudios.
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