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Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

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ISBN-10: 0199239665

ISBN-13: 9780199239665

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Ian Chilvers, John Glaves-Smith

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This unique and authoritative reference work contains more than 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, from the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to the French sculptor Jacques Zwobada. Withinternational coverage, indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for key topics (for example, Cubism and abstract art), this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional. Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionally strong coverage of art from the 1960s, which makes it particularly ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know moreabout a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website. The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Ian Chilvers is editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Art .

John Glaves-Smith has twenty five years of experience as a lecturer at Staffordshire University and Rochdale College of Art.

Introduction
A-Z Dictionary
Appendix of general web links