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World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth Century
     

World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth Century

by Jennifer Durham
 

It's here! A handy two volume set that makes it easy to look up 450 worldwide cultural icons: novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, sculptors, architects, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, filmmakers, singers, composers, and musicians. World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth Century provides entries (many of them illustrated) covering

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It's here! A handy two volume set that makes it easy to look up 450 worldwide cultural icons: novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, sculptors, architects, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, filmmakers, singers, composers, and musicians. World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth Century provides entries (many of them illustrated) covering the person's works, achievements, and professional career in a thorough essay and offers interesting facts and statistics.

Entries are fully cross-referenced so that readers can learn how various individuals influenced others. A thorough general index completes the coverage.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Recommended."

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The Book Report

"…fill[s] a need for handy, concise information on a wide array of international cultural figures that may be difficult to find. Thus, it may be a worthwhile purchase for those libraries servicing constituencies in need of this kind of information, such as writers and students."

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American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended for high school and public libraries because of its broad scope and convenience…"

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Booknews
This two-volume set highlights the lives and accomplishments of 437 men and women around the world whose contributions to literature, film, art, dance, music, and theater helped shape international 20th- century culture. Each cross-referenced entry covers the person's works, achievements, and professional career in a biographical sketch. Many entries include b&w photos of figures, occasionally with their works of art. An introduction overviews developments in literature and the arts over the century. American figures, with the exception of those whose work has significant international dimensions, have been omitted and are treated in the publisher's (1993). Includes a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576070383
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
916
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.68(d)

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