The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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David Brown Book Co
Covering all aspects of classical art from the Etruscans to the fall of the Roman Empire, The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture is a comprehensive reference source on this important field of study.

Baker & Taylor
Presents more than one thousand entries covering all aspects of classical art and architecture.

Book News
The 1000-plus entries of this 2v. encyclopedia were compiled from the 34v. Grove dictionary of art and from Grove art online, with the addition of 100 entries written specially for this work. In keeping with the authoritative presentation of its sources, this is a substantial reference, with (unsigned) in-depth entries on all manner of things related to classical art and architecture, including lengthy entries on Greece and Italy, on major styles such as Etruscan and Hellenistic, and on major cities, major monuments, and artistic media. Shorter, but equally pithy articles are offered for sculptors, artists, monuments, specific forms of architectural decoration, and archaeologists, among other topics. B&w illustrations appear throughout, and there are two groups of color plates. Each entry concludes with a selected list of scholarly bibliography. Campbell teaches Renaissance studies at the U. of Leicester, in the UK. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture spans every art form, medium, and civilization the fall of the Roman Empire, The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture is a comprehensive reference source on this important field of study. Drawing on the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols) and Grove Art Online, and adding dozens of new entries, the Encyclopedia includes all subject areas in the classical arts, including philosophers, rulers, writers and artists, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, and more.

Arranged alphabetically, this two-volume set contains over 800 entries tracing the development of the art forms in classical civilizations such as ancient Greece and Rome. Illustrated with 400 halftones, maps and line drawings, and 32 color plates, the Encyclopedia is a reliable and convenient resource covering this field of everlasting significance in the development of western culture.


Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
Description: 2 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780195300826
Branch Call Number: 709.38 Gro
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Gordon, 1944-

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