The Oxford Dictionary of Art

The Oxford Dictionary of Art



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The Oxford Dictionary of Art by Ian Chivers

The Oxford Dictionary of Art is the unrivalled one-volume guide to the art of the Western world. It provides a careful balance of fact and critical appraisal, ranging across painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from classical times to the present. Almost 3,500 entries provide the reader with readily accessible information, written in succinct and readable prose, about styles, techniques, collections, artists, and critics. Ideal for students, picture researchers, and art lovers in general. This acclaimed reference book has now been brought completely up to date. Ian Chilvers brings his engaging style to bear on a host of contemporary artists -- Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Rachel Whiteread -- on the collectors and institutions that have helped shape the art world -- the Glasgow School of Art, the Bauhaus, the Habsburgs, the Rothschilds, Charles Saatchi, J. Paul Getty -- and on the range of styles and techniques now current, including Body art, installations, Video art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198661337
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/19/1988
Series: Paperback Reference Series
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.62(d)

About the Author

Ian Chilvers is a freelance editor and writer. He is author of A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, editor of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, and co-editor of The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.

Table of Contents

Classified List of Entriesxii
The Oxford Dictionary of Art A-Z1
Index of Galleries and Museums796

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