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Reference: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms by Michael ClarkeWith more than 1,700 entries, The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms is an accessible and comprehensive A-Z guide covering a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including periods, styles, materials, well-known schools, techniques, and much more. In this new edition, the text has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and has been expanded with more than 100 new entries, focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques. The Dictionary has been further enhanced with the addition of over 100 web links to selected entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via a companion website. These links add another dimension to the print book by allowing the reader to see illustrations of various materials and techniques, while providing easy access to important collections that are freely available online. From "abstract art" to "woodcuts," and "The Baroque Revival" to "ziggurats," this highly browsable dictionary is the ideal reference for students of art and all related subjects, for gallery visitors, and anyone else interested in the visual arts.
Call Number: N33 .C575 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-20
From Abacus to Zeus by James PierceDesigned as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History (Revised) -- but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference volume -- this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard volumes. KEY TOPICS: Topics covered include art terms, processes, and principles, gods, heroes, and monsters, Christian subjects, saints and their attributes, Christian signs and symbols, chronology of painters, photographers, sculptors, and architects, as well as maps, and a directory of museum websites. MARKET: For art and art history enthusiasts.
Call Number: N33 .P5 2004
Publication Date: 2003-07-24
The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists by Ian ChilversCovering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over 2,500 clear and concise entries on styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums andgalleries. It also includes biographical entries for artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and patrons, with places and full dates of birth and death (in many instances correcting misinformation that has found its way into other sources).For this new edition, entries have been thoroughly revised and updated, and more than fifty new entries have been added, for example Tracey Emin and Jack Vettriano. Browsers and readers with an interest in a particular area will benefit from the classified list of all the entries in the book - aninvaluable innovation that makes it easy to see immediately which collectors, for example, or 18th-century French artists, or printmaking terms, are included in the dictionary.Written in an engaging manner with many entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics, this dictionary is a pleasure to browse, whilst its A-Z structure and classified list makes it perfect for quick reference. Previously entitled The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, thismajor new edition is essential for students and teachers of art, design, art theory, and art history, and it is ideal for artists, visitors to art exhibitions and galleries, and anyone with an interest in art.
Call Number: N33 .O93 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-03
The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists by Erika Langmuir; Norbert LyntonThe Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists is a superb reference work dealing with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more. There are also extended conceptual entries ranging over such subjects as abstraction, allegory, genres, iconography, illusionism, minimalism, realism, and symbolism. Written by Erika Langmuir and Norbert Lynton, the 3,000 entries are unusually readable and lucid, providing vivid characterizations of artistic styles and artists. Entries vary between short and encyclopedic; major artists and artists whose careers or talents have recently been reassessed or who seem to merit reassessment are given a fuller treatment. There is extensive cross-referencing between entries.
Call Number: N33 .L353 2000
Publication Date: 2000-08-11
Art History Volume 1 by Marilyn Stokstad; Michael W. CothrenThe most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive survey is now personalized, digital, and mobile for today's students. Art History 5th edition continues to balance formal analysis with contextual art history in order to engage a diverse student audience. Authors Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren- both scholars as well as teachers- share a common vision that survey courses should be filled with as much enjoyment as learning, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts. This revision is the strongest and most comprehensive learning program for measuring student progress and improving student success in attaining the outcomes and goals of the art history survey course. Not only does the text address four overarching goals of the survey course, the new MyArtsLab further develops and reinforces these outcomes and skills with market-leading learning tools such as personalized study plans for each student and multimedia assets geared towards addressing different learning styles and abilities, such as chapter audio, student videos, Closer Looks, architectural panoramas and much more. The end result is a complete learning program designed to increase students' success with a personalized, digital and a highly mobile learning experience. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - MyArtsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructors gauge individual and class performance. Go Digital -- Pearson Custom eText provides instructors and students with a whole new online customizable learning experience. Go Mobile -- Make learning easy and convenient with our on-the-go eTexts and key learning applications. Improve Critical Thinking -- Key Learning Outcomes encourage students to think critically about visual arts as part of the larger world. Engage Students -- Updated scholarship, MyArtsLab, and the readability of the text provide a wonderful engaging student experience. Support Instructors -- With a wealth of online resources, instructors have videos, images, and teaching support materials to create a dynamic, engaging course. NOTE: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. If you want just Art History Volume 1 with MyArtsLab order the ISBN below: 0205955509 / 9780205955503 Art History, Volume 1 Plus NEW MyArtsLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205873480 / 9780205873487 Art History Volume 1 If you want the complete Art History with MyArtsLab order the ISBN below: 0205949487 / 9780205949489 Art History Plus NEW MyArtsLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205873472 / 9780205873470 Art History