Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts
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An entirely new publication, the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia of the arts available. It is the ideal reference book for anyone wanting ready answers to questions about the arts from earliest times to the present. The volume is packed with clear and concise entries on music, dance, theatre, literature, cinema, photography, art, architecture, and the applied arts. It covers artistic achievements all over the world, and traces the development of the arts from the earliest civilizations to the present. Key concepts, individuals, styles, techniques, and artistic movements are described in a readable, jargon-free language. More than 350 photographs and graphic illustrations, many of them in colour...