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Title:
The Grove dictionary of art. From Monet to Cézanne : late 19th-century French artists
Author:
Turner, Jane Shoaf.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xii, 434 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312229719
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.

The late 19th century in France is indisputably the most popular period in the history of Western Art. This book gathers together more than 300 in-depth biographies of artists from this ground-breaking era. It highlights the work of painters who brought about the artistic revolutions of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism -- from Millet to Courbet, to household names such as Monet, Manet, and Renoir, as well as Cezanne and Gaugin. Sculptors and graphic artists, among them Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec, are also included.


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The Grove Dictionary of Art (CH, Jan'97) is a masterpiece: scholarly, comprehensive, and informative, an up-to-date resource for art historians and art lovers. But at 34 volumes it would be a burden to carry to the local art museum, so its noncirculating status may be a blessing. The online version is also place-bound. Either way, the cost is prohibitive for smaller libraries and for individuals. The publishers have spun off five versions based on the Dictionary but more narrowly focused. From Monet to Cezanne covers one of the most popular periods of art history and consists only of biographies of artists of the period, both major and minor. It includes locations of artwork mentioned or described, and lists of the periodicals and reference works cited. The text is otherwise reprinted from the Dictionary. Oddly, some illustrations vary from the parent set. Color plates are substituted for original black-and-white illustrations--a major, useful addition. Some illustrations in the parent set are not carried over, and in one case there is variation between states of an illustration. Best of all, the book is lightweight enough to take anywhere and inexpensive enough for poverty-stricken graduate students. A work that will be useful for all collections and appreciated by art lovers. N. J. Quinlan; Nova Southeastern University


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