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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 11/2006





Note Editore

Remarkable in its scope, The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, or learn about the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials such as jade, opal, and bronze. In addition to concise definitions on art forms and styles, there are also hundreds of in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Enriched by more than 600 illustrations and dozens of color photos, this reference is essential for any general reader, collector, curator, or scholar interested in this rich and varied field. With extensive cross-references and updated bibliography throughout, this reference offers the best that Grove has to offer along with the most recent findings in decorative arts.




Trama

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture. With over 1,000 entries, as well as hundreds drawn from the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, this topical collection is a valuable resource for those interested in the history, practice, and mechanics of the decorative arts. Accompanied by almost 100 color and more than 500 black and white illustrations, the 1,290 pages of this title include hundreds of entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, as well as concise definitions on art forms and style. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and the Wiener Wekstatte, or delve into the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.




Autore

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. He has served as chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director. He has been awarded a D. Litt by the University of York and an honorary doctorate by the University of Bucharest; he is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a corresponding fellow of South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Sociedad Espanola de Estudios.




Note Libraio

Remarkable in its scope, The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, or learn about the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials such as jade, opal, and bronze. In addition to concise definitions on art forms and styles, there are also hundreds of in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Enriched by more than 600 illustrations and dozens of color photos, this reference is essential for any general reader, collector, curator, or scholar interested in this rich and varied field. With extensive cross-references and updated bibliography throughout, this reference offers the best that Grove has to offer along with the most recent findings in decorative arts.







Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780195189483

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 269 x 102.0 x 210 mm Ø 1487 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:680 halftones, 32 colour plates
Pagine Arabe: 1290






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