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Title:
The Grove dictionary of art. From David to Ingres : early 19th-century French artists
Author:
Turner, Jane Shoaf.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xii, 414 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312229702
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Grove Dictionary of Art, the award-winning 34-volume set that was launched to critical acclaim in 1996, represents the knowledge of more than 6,800 of the world's leading scholars. It is now the preeminent reference resource for the visual arts. The new GroveART series makes this comprehensive and authoritative art scholarship accessible and affordable to all audiences for the first time. Complete with a multipage color plate section as well as extensive black and white images throughout, each volume in the series will focus on one particularly popular area or period of art history. Broad enough to appeal to the general reader, but thorough enough for the art historian, each book will reflect the depth and excellence of coverage that brought such acclaim to The Grove Dictionary of Art.

This unprecedented book draws together biographies of artists who worked in one of the most exciting and dramatic political eras in France, when Paris became the artistic capital of Europe. It features in-depth studies of such well-known Neo-classical artists as Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the artist most revered by his fellow countrymen. Also included are artists of the Romantic Movement, like Delacroix and Gericault, as well as the painters of the Barbizon School, whose pleinair landscapes anticipated those of the Impressionists.


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Designed to "examine the lives and works of those who brought Neo-classicism to its height and those who rebelled against this academic ideal with the birth of Romanticism," this work offers art researchers some 300 thorough, alphabetically arranged biographies of early-19th-century French artists. One of five titles from the "Grove Art" series, this work, derived from Dictionary of Art, ed. by Jane Turner (CH, Jan'97), intends to make early-19th-century French artists easily accessible to individuals or small libraries. It has a 32-page color plate section and more than 50 black-and-white images integrated into the text. Libraries with the original print or online editions of the parent set need not purchase this work, since it duplicates biographical material from the parent set and is no more current. Highly recommended for general readers, undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, researchers and specialized art libraries. L. Lampert; California Lutheran University