Oxford Dictionary of Art

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Visual arts–painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, photography.


Encyclopedia; full-text


45,000 articles covering art from prehistory to the present day. Includes artist biographies, civilizations and cultures, country surveys, style, groups and movements, art forms, subject-matter and Iconography, materials, techniques and conservation, and theory. Also includes 32,000 images.


Based on the 1996 print edition. Continuous updating schedule.