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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: art. 1468 pages.418909 words.

The first one-volume dictionary of American Art to be published in thirty years, this essential resource’s 945 alphabetically-arranged entries offer an insightful and informative view of...

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Hans Acker

Overview page. Subjects: 15th - 16th century art.

(fl Ulm, 1413–61). German painter. He belonged to an artist family of which several generations were documented in 15th-century Ulm. According to municipal tax lists, ‘Ackerlin, painter’...

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Photography

Steve Edwards.

August 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: photography and photographs. 176 pages.

Photography: A Very Short Introduction examines the definition, importance, and meaning of photography by combining a sense of the historical development of photography with an analysis of...

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Art History

Dana Arnold.

January 2004; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of art. 144 pages.

Art History: A Very Short Introduction provides the tools necessary to study art history. The challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse visual form and experience is...

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Dada and Surrealism

David Hopkins.

April 2004; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: 20th-century art. 208 pages.

Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality, the idea of the...

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Renaissance Art

Geraldine A Johnson.

April 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: 15th - 16th century art. 176 pages.

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction provides a broad cultural-historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art, introducing both famous and...

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Modern Art

David Cottington.

February 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: 20th-century art. 168 pages.

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les...

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Art Theory

Cynthia Freeland.

February 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: theory of art. 184 pages.

In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction discusses beauty, blood, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics,...

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Contemporary Art

Julian Stallabrass.

March 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: 20th-century art. 168 pages.

Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction takes us inside the international art world to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity....

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Design

John Heskett.

June 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: industrial and commercial art. 168 pages.

Design: A Very Short Introduction transforms the way we think about design. How does design affect our everyday activities? Do we appreciate its place in our daily lives? Simple objects,...

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