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The Grove dictionary of art. From Rembrandt to Vermeer : 17th-century Dutch artists
Turner, Jane Shoaf.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xii, 421 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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N6946 .G76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
N6946 .G76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
N6946 .G76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
N6946 .G76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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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.

One of the most creative and accessible periods of art the world has ever known, the Golden Age is brought to life in an unprecedented series of biographies of the artists active in the Netherlands during the 17th-century. Painters in the Dutch Republic specialized in portraits, domestic genre scenes, still-lives, and landscapes -- metaphors of the tiny new country's immense pride and wealth. This book features biographies on more than 220 artists, from Frans Hals to Vermeer to Rembrandt.

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Consisting of more than 220 biographies extracted from Grove's multivolume Dictionary of Art, also edited by Turner (CH, Jan'97), From Rembrandt to Vermeer serves its own audience very nicely. Called a "dictionary," it contains more information than some encyclopedias, notably signed articles and scholarly bibliographies. Entries cover the artists' lives, works, techniques, and critical reception. Some of the illustrations differ from those in the parent set, but the work stands on its own merit. Compact and affordable, highly recommended for all art collections, academic or public, interested in the golden age of Dutch painting. V. E. Young; Randolph-Macon College