A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford Quick Reference)

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9780199239665: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford Quick Reference)

Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. Over 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art as well as the new media such as installation and Performance which are such a crucial element of the contemporary scene. 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 the desk, studio, 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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Ian Chilvers is a freelance writer and editor. He edited The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists and co-edited The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. He has also contributed to many other reference books, including the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects and the Grove Dictionary of Art, and he is one of the principal consultants for the Oxford Children's Encyclopedia. John Glaves-Smith has 25 years of experience as a lecturer in the history and theory of modern art at Staffordshire University and Rochdale College of Art. He has contributed to Art Monthly and Artscribe. He organized the highly acclaimed exhibition Reverie, Myth, Sensuality: Sculpture in Britain 1880-1910 at Stoke on Trent City Museum and Art Gallery.

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This Oxford dictionary deserves a place on every gossip columnist's bookshelf. Art Quarterly The book is very well written and its judgements are sound. Art Quarterly This terrific book can't be recommended simply to gossip columnists. You need it too. Frank Whitford, Art Quarterly, Winter 2009 The book is very well written and its judgements are sound...the entries are spot-on. Frank Whitford, Art Quarterly, Winter 2009 ...hugely enjoyable. It demonstrates that dictionaries can entertain while informing. Frank Whitford. Art Quarterly. Winter 2009

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