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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Second Edition

Michael Clarke

July 2010

ISBN: 9780199569922

288 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford Quick Reference

Price: £10.99

Over 1,900 entries provide succinct and accessible explanations of a variety of terms used in art, covering materials, techniques, styles, and periods. From abstract expressionism to Renaissance, batik to zincograph, this dictionary will help you navigate the wide variety of terms used in the art world.

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Over 1,900 entries provide succinct and accessible explanations of a variety of terms used in art, covering materials, techniques, styles, and periods. From abstract expressionism to Renaissance, batik to zincograph, this dictionary will help you navigate the wide variety of terms used in the art world.

  • More than 1,900 entries covering periods, styles, materials, well-known schools, foreign terms, techniques, and art historical terms
  • Revised and completely updated content to reflect changes since 2001
  • More than 100 new entries covering modern and contemporary art techniques and materials
  • Over 100 entry-level weblinks, accessible and kept updated via a companion website
  • Authored by Michael Clarke, an eminent expert in the field and currently the Director of the National Gallery of Scotland

New to this edition

  • More than 100 new entries covering modern and contemporary art, including Agit-prop, industrial design, and White Cube
  • Over 100 entry-level weblinks, accessible and kept updated via a companion website
  • Revision and expansion of the existing entries to reflect changes since 2001
  • Virtual thumbtabs to increase ease of browsing

About the Author(s)

Michael Clarke, Director of the National Gallery of Scotland