Independent scholar Morgan revises her 2007 edition to incorporate recent scholarship into nearly 1000 multiparagraph entries. While packed with vital information, the book's concern with spatial economy often leads to frustrating tail chases: when artists or movements are defined solely by See also references, a researcher arrives at the new term only to find another See also reference. Art world figures, defined solely by such forwarding references, frequently lack adequate definition and are consistently difficult to locate in other figures' biographies. However, the book is portable, panoramic in scope, and insightful throughout.
Savannah Schroll Guz