The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists by Erika Langmuir, Norbert Lynton

The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists Author: Erika Langmuir, Norbert Lynton
eBook Title: The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists
ISBN10: 0300087020
ISBN13: 978-0300087024
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press (August 11, 2000)
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Size ePub vers.: 1536 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1650 kb
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Rating: 4.9
Votes: 537

The 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.