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The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms by Edward Lucie-Smith

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A revised and redesigned edition of a classic work of reference, to keep the user up to date with the ever-changing vocabulary of the art world. Over 2000 entries embrace everything from painting, sculpture and architecture to photography, the graphic arts and computer imaging.

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms Summary

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms by Edward Lucie-Smith

* Over 2000 authoritative entries and 400 illustrations, including diagrams for comprehensive treatment of architectural terms

* Covers painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day: there is even a table of the dynasties of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, China, India and Japan

* This new edition features entries connected with the use of computer technology in the art world and includes today's influential groups and tendencies

From the Preface:

This dictionary is compact, because our experience of the arts is gained in so many places - in exhibitions, in museums, touring with a guide book - and no one wants to tour with a reference library. It is also comprehensive, because neither in real life nor in books are the various arts neatly segregated. More than 2000 entries therefore define and explain terms from painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative and applied arts...

With this dictionary at hand, the reader should be able to puzzle out any art text, however technical, and the collector or exhibition-goer should feel at ease with any auction or museum catalogue, no matter how recondite.

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms Reviews

'A richly illustrated paperback that provides useful information on a wide range of art and design history, theory and practice ... Scholarly yet accessible, and should prove invaluable to teachers and students alike' - The Times Educational Supplement
'A boon and a blessing to every art history student and gallery goer' - Art Monthly

About Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith is a well-known poet, biographer and writer on the visual arts. He has written more than sixty books about art, including Latin American Art of the 20th Century, American Realism and Sexuality in Western Art, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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