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Dictonary of Modern & Contemporary Art (Oxford)

Dictonary of Modern & Contemporary Art (Oxford)

 

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This unique & authoritative reference work contains around 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 today's globalized art world, from conservatives and academics to the most controversial of the avant-garde, from household names to a host of lesser known figures.

Oxford Paperback Reference

THE WORLD’S MOST TRUSTED REFERENCE BOOKS

More than 2, 000 authoritative entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art:

- Covers movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries

- Strong international coverage of art and artists from the 1960s to the present day

- Extensive coverage of photography in modern and contemporary art

- Indications of public collections and publicly sited work

- Biographical entries for artists worldwide, from the early 20th century to the early 21st

- Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art companion website

This dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionally strong coverage of art from the 1960s onwards, which makes it ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts.

Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about 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 and Contemporary Art companion website.

The perfect companion for any gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.

Cutting Edge iPhone reference App specially designed for the iPhone & iPod Touch and the Oxford Paperback Reference series.

• Email dictionary entries to friends & colleagues, or to yourself as a reminder

• Add Notes to any entry, then email the corresponding Notes to friends & colleagues & yourself.

• Unique "Frame in Frame" feature when viewed in the Horizontal plane, allows you to view both 'Index' and 'Definition Entry'.

• DictionaryApps search engine allows you to find the entry you need, quickly and effectively

• No internet connection required! Simply download once and the dictionary is ready to use anywhere and anytime at no additional charge.

• Bookmark unlimited entries

• Keep track of your search history logging your last 100 searches for a handy review

• New 'Fuzzy Search' logic allows users to search entries even when they are not sure of the spelling.

Only menus are localised, content is English language

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