By Edward Lucie-Smith
"A richly illustrated paperback that gives valuable details on a variety of paintings and layout historical past, conception and perform … Scholarly but obtainable, and may end up priceless to academics and scholars alike."?The instances academic Supplement
What precisely is neoexpressionism? the variation among applique and appliqué? the a part of a urban referred to as the acropolis? or the portray approach referred to as gouache? during this authoritative and concise dictionary, greater than 2,000 entries embody the monstrous vocabulary of portray and sculpture, structure and images, and the ornamental, utilized, and image arts. the masses of illustrations and diagrams play an important function as info: paintings routine develop into instantly recognizable through a consultant portray, and the defining positive aspects of every order of structure are identifiable at a glance.
This revised variation incorporates a giant variety of new entries, together with state-of-the-art influential artist teams and trends from Chicano paintings to gene paintings, and new phrases hooked up with using computing device know-how within the artwork international, from electronic picture to pixel. four hundred illustrations