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World painting index. Third supplement, 1990-1999
Havlice, Patricia Pate.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
2 volumes (vi, 1198 pages) ; 23 cm
v.1. Bibliography, paintings by unknown artists, painters and their works -- v.2. Titles of works and their painters.
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ND45 .H38 SUPPL. 3 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
ND45 .H38 SUPPL. 3 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A monumental reference work designed to eliminate many of the problems encountered in the search for a reproduction of a particular painting.

Author Notes

Patricia Pate Havlice was a reference librarian at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Three of her books have been chosen Best Reference Books of the Year by ALA's Reference Books Committee. She is now retired.

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World Painting Index, first published in 1977, is a staple of most art reference collections. Havlice continues her multidecade enterprise with this supplement, which indexes over 50,000 paintings gleaned from the indexes of 951 books and catalogs published in English in the US, 1990-99. It follows the arrangement of its predecessors: a numbered bibliography of works consulted, a list by title of works by unknown artists, a list by painter of works in indexed volumes, and a list by title of paintings that identifies the painters. Lower-case letter codes represent different types of reproductions (black-and-white, color, and details). Paintings are defined as works in oil, tempera, gouache, acrylic, fresco, pastel, and watercolor. To put this mammoth task in perspective and to review the series, the original World Painting Index includes painting reproductions in 1,167 books and catalogs published 1940-75; the First Supplement (1982) adds paintings in 617 books published 1973-80, the Second Supplement (1995) paintings in 697 books published 1980-89. Source titles for the Third Supplement were selected from American Book Publishing Record annual volumes, among other sources. The tireless Havlice, now retired, formerly a reference librarian (Univ. of Houston--Clear Lake), is compiler of the Index to Artistic Biography (1973; supplements 1981 and 2002) and other impressive art, literature, and music indexes. An obvious purchase for the thousands of libraries holding previous volumes and supplements. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All collections, especially art libraries. R. T. Clement Northwestern University