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The Grove Dictionary of Art is available for collectors in a limited-edition leather binding. Only 250 sets will ever be made, each hand-tooled in the finest dark green Chieftain leather by one of the UK's most prestigious binders, with 24-carat gilt edging and marbled end-papers. Each set is individually numbered and signed by The Dictionary's original editor, Jane Turner.
A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts. The Dictionary ranges far both geographically and historically; it features unparalleled coverage of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, Native North America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome. Providing depth as well as breadth, The Dictionary of Art examines important art forms and key issues of design, taste, function, and patronage, illuminating them in light of the cultural context in which they developed.
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Jane Turner is a specialist in Dutch and Flemish Old Master drawings. In addition to her work as Editor of The Dictionary of Art, she is preparing catalogs of Northern drawings for the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
"The most ambitious art-publishing venture of the late 20th century, The Dictionary of Art is an awesome single source on world art....It is an invaluable acquisition for any serious art lover, indispensable for libraries or schools."--The New York Times Book Review
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