Dictionary of Art and Artists

Dictionary of Art and Artists



Peter and Linda Murray were both trained as painters, but turned to the history of art and went to the Courtauld Institute as students immediately after the war. They were married in 1947, in the middle of their Final examinations. They published their first work, a translation of Heinrich Wölfflin's Classic Art, in 1952 and collaborated on several translations, as well as a book on the Art of the Renaissance, first published in 1963. Their Dictionary of Art and Artists, however, was their first truly joint book: after they had criticised and rewritten each other's entries, they were no longer able to tell who had originally written which entry and took joint responsibility for everything.

Fully revised for this seventh edition, The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists is one of the most comprehensive and detailed reference works available on the subject. It contains: Entries on all the major artists of the last seven centuries; Short, incisive biographies of over 1,200 artists, including many new entries on modern American artists; Evaluations of the works of the greatest artists and their location; Expositions of the best-known groups of schools of artists; Descriptions of artistic techniques and styles; Definitions of artistic movements.

Fully updated, with new and expanded entries, this remarkable dictionary is an indispensable source of information for both artists and those interested in the arts in general.

Product Code 1014590
ISBN 9780140513004
author Peter and Linda Murray
format Paperback
GTIN 9780140513004
pages 608
published August 1997
publisher Penguin Books
Dimensions 198 mm X 129 mm
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