The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts: Two-volume Set

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts: Two-volume Set

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts: Two-volume Set

By Gordon Campbell

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. With over 1,000 entries and hundreds drawn from the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, this topical collection is a valuable resource for those interested in the history, practice, and mechanics of the decorative arts. Accompanied by almost 100 colours and more than 500 black and white illustrations, the 1,290 pages of this title include hundreds of entries on artists and artisans, the qualities and historical uses of materials, as well as concise definitions of art forms and style. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and the Wiener Wekstatte, or delve into the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, artisans, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.

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