Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists by Emmanuel BenezitBenezit Dictionary of Asian Artists by Emmanuel Benezit

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

byEmmanuel Benezit

Hardcover | December 27, 2012

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The Benezit Dictionary of Artists (2006) is the largest, most up-to-date compendium of artists' biographies in the English language, and for the last century has been an indispensable resource for art researchers. The dictionary is a standard reference work for art research and is known forits coverage of lesser-known artists, images of artists' signatures, and inclusion of auction sale records.Although Benezit is best known for its coverage of European artists, from its beginnings it has taken a global approach and has long been recognized as an important resource on Asian art, particularly the Chinese and Japanese traditions. The Benezit Dictionary Asian Artists consists of more than4,700 entries on artists from throughout Asia, including the Middle East, from antiquity to the present. Most of the articles were selected from the 2006 edition of Benezit, with an additional 100 revised and 50 new articles on contemporary artists selected by Advisory Editor Pamela Kember of theAsia Art Archive and University of London. The artists represent a broad range of media, from traditional ink painting to performance and video art. (Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists does not include architects and photographers who did not also work in another medium represented in thedictionary's scope.)Entries provide straightforward, concise narratives of the artists' lives and careers, and many entries include bibliographies, auction sale records, exhibition histories, and museum collection holdings. This collection also includes 39 images of artists' signatures.This spinoff serves as a compact, affordable alternative to the fourteen-volume Benezit for specialists and collectors in the fields of Asian art.

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Emmanuel Benezit is the nominal author, although he had no role in the publication of this edition, which was edited and published by Editions Grund.
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Title:Benezit Dictionary of Asian ArtistsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1406 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199923019

ISBN - 13:9780199923014

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Table of Contents

IntroductionList of abbreviationsAsian Artists (A-Z)List of artists' namesContributors