The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art: Three-volume set

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art provides unparalleled scope and depth in a field that has inspired and informed Western art for centuries. Drawing on the unsurpassed scholarship on the Renaissance in Northern Europe in The Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons to the cities and centers of production vital to the flourishing of art in this period. It offers fully updated articles and bibliography as well as more than 500 illustrations, maps, drawings, diagrams, and color plates. Comprehensive and engaging, this resource is an essential and accessible reference for students, researchers, and scholars researching in this important area.

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This three-volume set is based strongly on articles, many of which have been revised to include the most recent research and publications, presented in Oxford Art Online—the database includes the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. While authors of the original articles are listed alphabetically in the back of the third volume, nowhere are the revisions identified, and the articles are not signed. Campbell (Renaissance studies, Univ. of Leicester; editor, Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance) includes in each volume a list of abbreviations used in the encyclopedia and maps of Europe from 1490 and 1560. Entries feature bibliographies and, where appropriate, cross-references. Images are included in black-and-white throughout, and colored plates are collected in each volume. BOTTOM LINE The smaller size and condensed knowledge make this useful for a Renaissance scholar, but it is repetitive of other available references. Libraries are advised to check their current collection before purchasing.—Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Queensborough Community Coll. Lib., Bayside, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195334661
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Series: Grove Art Series
  • Pages: 2328
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 4.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. The subject of Northern Renaissance art is one of his principal interests. As an art historian he has written widely on Renaissance art and architecture (notably in his award-winning Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance). He has published widely on many subjects relevant to the Renaissance, including literature and history as well as art, and has a wealth of editorial experience, much of it for OUP, for which he has edited both journals and reference books, of which the most recent is Renaissance Art and Architecture (2004). His scholarly work has been recognized by the award of a D.Litt from the University of York and an honorary doctorate from University of Bucharest, by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and as a Corresponding Fellow of the South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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