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Chilvers, Ian

Overview
Works: 68 works in 394 publications in 10 languages and 12,002 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biographies  History  Encyclopedias  Portraits  Self-portraits  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Consultant, Scientific advisor, Originator, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: N33, 703
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Chilvers
The Oxford dictionary of art by Ian Chilvers( Book )

99 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers three thousand entries on Western art and essential features of Asian art
A dictionary of twentieth-century art by Ian Chilvers( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing broad coverage of painting, sculpture, and graphic art, the dictionary has entries on more than a thousand artists and on all the major movements and styles of the twentieth century, including Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Body and Performance art, and Neo-Expressionism." "In addition there are entries on art schools and galleries, exhibitions and prizes, terms and techniques. Although the dictionary concentrates on the great names, it is not confined to the mainstream of modern art, featuring many artists working in a more popular tradition, such as Vladimir Tretchikoff, the 'King of Kitsch', and interesting peripheral figures such as the forger Elmyr de Hory and the model Kiki of Montparnasse. The biographies also cover collectors, critics, dealers, and patrons."--Jacket
The concise Oxford dictionary of art and artists by Ian Chilvers( Book )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Art, this is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to Western art from ancient Greece to the present day. This new and updated edition ranges from Giotto to Antony Gormley and is an ideal book for students and gallery visitors." "Features: Over 2,500 entries on painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts; Covers materials and techniques from alabaster to automatism; Includes leading collectors, dealers, patrons, museums, and galleries; Entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics."--Jacket
The Oxford dictionary of art and artists by Ian Chilvers( )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative A-Z of Western art now appears in a major new edition. In addition to biographies from ancient Greece to the present day, it includes styles and movements, museums and galleries, and materials and techniques. Comprehensive and up to date, it is an invaluable guide for students, art lovers, and gallery visitors."--Cover
A dictionary of modern and contemporary art by Ian Chilvers( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique and authoritative reference work contains around 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to today's globalized art world, from conservatives and academics to the most controversial of the avant-garde, from household names to a host of lesser known figures. There are indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for key topics (for example, Cubism, abstract art, and Conceptual art): this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional. Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. Over 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art as well as the new media such as installation and Performance which are such a crucial element of the contemporary scene. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionally strong coverage of art from the 1960s onwards, which makes it ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries."--Publisher's website
Great paintings : [the world's masterpieces explored and explained]( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features works from great artists through the ages including Zhang Zeduan, Rothko, and Botticelli; examines the story behind each piece; and explores the social context of each. A sumptuous, visual guided tour of 66 of the world's greatest paintings, each examined in unrivaled depth. Ranging from works by Zhang Zeduan, a 12th-century Chinese master, to modern masterpieces by Rothko and Anselm Kiefer, this book provides an excellent visual introduction to the history of art in chronological order. Alongside a magnificent gallery of iconic paintings with more than 700 full-color photographs, the story behind each painting is fully explained, unlocking the meanings of symbols and historical details. Artists' biographies and features on historical and social context explore how landmark paintings were influenced by what went before them, and how they went on to inspire future artists. Paintings are analyzed visually through close-up details to help the reader understand the key features, composition, and techniques. Reading Great Paintings is like being taken around a gallery by a personal guide who helps you look at paintings--both familiar and new--in fresh and fascinating ways
Art that changed the world by Ian Chilvers( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. Seminal works of genius are portrayed in their historical context, with attention paid to the culture of the time and the lives of their creators
The Concise Oxford companion to classical literature by M. C Howatson( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derived from the highly praised second edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, this is the ideal reference book for anyone interested in the classical world and its literary heritage. Including accounts of the lives and works of the classical authors, character entries and plot summaries, general entries tracing the development of literary forms such as comedy and tragedy, and wide coverage of the historical, political social, and artistic background of ancient works, The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is indispensable for readers of classical literature, and equally accessible to anyone wishing simply to trace an allusion or understand the inspiration behind so much of Western art. Comprehensive and completely accessible, The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature includes accounts of the lives and works of the classical authors; character entries and plot summaries; general entries tracing the development of the various literary forms; extensive coverage of the historical, political, social, and artistic background; and translation of all Greek and Latin words
The artist revealed : artists and their self-portraits by Ian Chilvers( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario de arte by Ian Chilvers( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces by Ian Chilvers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized around key subjects, presents examples from every era and form of art worldwide to show the range and scope of art as it has been practiced around the world and throughout history
Meesterwerken by Karen Hosack( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bespreking van 66 spraakmakende schilderijen uit de kunstgeschiedenis
Animals by Ian Chilvers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized around key subjects, presents examples from every era and form of art worldwide to show the range and scope of art as it has been practiced around the world and throughout history
Sea, sky, & storm by Ian Chilvers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized around key subjects, presents examples from every era and form of art worldwide to show the range and scope of art as it has been practiced around the world and throughout history
Art : les grands mouvements et les chefs-d'œuvre by Ian Chilvers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art : the definitive visual guide( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a unique guided tour around 2500 of the world's most influential paintings and sculptures, from cave paintings to modern masterpieces. Beautifully presented as a chronological catalogue, ART profiles over 700 artists through all the major milestones of art history, with upclose analysis of key works to help you understand the artist's aims and intention. Comprehensive, authoritative, and visually stunning, this is the definitive global gallery for your home
Dictionary of art & artists( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meisterwerke : weltberühmte Gemälde im Detail by Iain Zaczek( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art : peinture by Karen Hosack( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford dictionary of classical literature = Niujin gu dian wen xue ci dian by M. C Howatson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatureyi shu de suo xie ben, bi yuan shu shao san fen zhi yi de pian fu, dan yuan shu de he xin ci tiao ru zuo zhe chuan lue, zhu yao zuo pin gai yao he wen xue liu pai de shuo ming deng dou wei gai bian huo jin shao you jie lue, dui fei zhu yao ci tiao ru nong ye, jian zhu, jun dui, li shi, zheng zhi yu di xing deng bei jing cai liao ze zuo le jiao duo de shan jie. ben ci dian han gai de shi qi cong gong yuan qian 2200 nian xi la ren jin ru xi la shi kai shi, dan zhong zhi jie xian jiao bu que ding. cong gong yuan hou san shi ji de ji du jiao zuo jia zhi wu liu shi ji zhi jian de zhe xue xue pai zhong yao de ren wu he shi jian dou you yi xie ci tiao. cong ou zhou zhong shi ji zhi wen yi fu xing zhe duan shi jian yu gu dian wen xue you guan de shi jian yi you ci tiao gai gua jie shao
 
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The Oxford dictionary of art
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A dictionary of twentieth-century artThe concise Oxford dictionary of art and artistsThe Oxford dictionary of art and artistsA dictionary of modern and contemporary artGreat paintings : [the world's masterpieces explored and explained]The Concise Oxford companion to classical literatureThe artist revealed : artists and their self-portraitsDiccionario de arte
Alternative Names
Chilvers, Iain

Ian Chilvers born:1900 ied:1999

칠버스, 이안

シルヴァーズ, イアン

チルヴァーズ, イアン

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