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E-Reference Items for Fine Arts (11)

Name Description
Artlex Art Dictionary Provides definitions of 3,000+ fine art terms, often accompanied by illustrations, quotations, and links to other Web resources.
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists Guide to Western Art from ancient Greece to the present day. [RR]
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms Provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1,800 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that makes up the art world. [RR]
Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art Broad coverage of painting, sculpture, and graphic art, encompasses all the major movements and styles of the twentieth-century. [RR]
Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture A visual and pronunciation guide to the terminology of medieval architecture.
Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts Covers the decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture. Includes entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, and definitions on art forms and style. [RR]
Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art Provides scholarly information on the visual arts of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. Coverage includes artists, artisans, patrons, painting, architecture, sculpture, cities, centres of production, theory, criticism, etc. [RR]
Oxford Art Online Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. (Only 5 users at a time.) [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of Art Guide to the art of the Western world from classical times to the present. [RR]
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Covers all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. [RR]
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture This 2nd ed. covers “topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performances”. [RR]

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