The Dictionary Of Art: 34 Volumes by Jane TurnerThe Dictionary Of Art: 34 Volumes by Jane Turner

The Dictionary Of Art: 34 Volumes

EditorJane Turner

Hardcover | October 17, 2003

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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 featuresunparalleled 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 asbreadth, 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.
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 catalogs of Northern drawings for the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Title:The Dictionary Of Art: 34 VolumesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32600 pages, 16.3 × 11.1 × 7.91 inPublished:October 17, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195170687

ISBN - 13:9780195170689

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Editorial Reviews

"An extraordinary work of reference. In addition to the entries on individual artists and national cultures, there are rewarding articles on conservation for all kinds of materials, on color and color theory, on the social and political background of great art movements, and reminders in everyvolume that art is fundamental to human life."--The Wall Street Journal