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A Dictionary of art quotations

A Dictionary of art quotations

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Published by Croom Helm .
Written in English


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Statementcompiled by Ian Crofton.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15150187M
ISBN 100709934858
OCLC/WorldCa26898854

Define quotation. quotation synonyms, quotation pronunciation, quotation translation, English dictionary definition of quotation. n. 1. The act of quoting. A conspicuous, and it is hope not unpleasant, feature of the book is its abundant illustrative quotations from eminent poets, chief of whom is that learned and ingenius cleric, Father. Boasting well over 6, contributors from 12 countries, the Dictionary offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts.

  Browsers and readers with an interest in a particular area will benefit from the classified list of all the entries in the book. Written in an engaging manner with many entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics, this dictionary is a pleasure to browse, while its A-Z structure and classified list makes it perfect for quick reference.4/4(1). ‘This is a beautifully laid out book, with the prose interspersed with short poems, quotations, poignant photographs, and practical checklists.’ ‘Walls covered with quotations and images of inspiration and persecution remind visitors why they have come.’ ‘Each of the 10 .

  The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9, quotations from more than 2, authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool. Based on the highly acclaimed seventh edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, this new edition maintains its extensive coverage of literary and Brand: OUP Oxford.   Guided by Yale scholars, the book was the first major English dictionary edited by a team of trained lexicographers, and the ,word edition published in would become the world’s.


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