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Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2006
Dimensions: w 305mm h 358mm d 620mm
Weight: 28444g
ISBN-10: 0199773785
ISBN-13: 9780199773787
Barcode No: 9780199773787
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists, published since 1911, is a landmark reference work in Art History, a magnificent 14 volume biographical dictionary of painters, sculptors, draftsmen, and engravers from around the world and across history. With entries on over 175,000 artists, the Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists. Unique features include the dictionary's coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps. Entries are clear and concise, and often contain auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Valued for both its wide coverage of lesser-known artists and its deep coverage of artists occupying the core pantheon of art.

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From CHOICE "Benezit's work has served as a mainstay for art historians, researchers, collectors, and dealers. Best known for its references to obscure artists, along with samples of their signatures or marks, it is the book of first (and last!) resort in tracking down biographical information." From Library Journal "Bottom Line: This authoritative and useful work is the standard biographical listing of artists, outdoing similar resources in both size and scope." From ARTnews, Summer 2006: .."one of the art world's more important dictionaries... an extraordinary achievement." From Choice Magazine, February 2007": ..".an indispensable replacement for any earlier edition." From Art Libraries Journal - ARLIS UK & Ireland, March 2007: ..".the largest up-to-date compilation of artist biographical information in print."From Art Documentation, June 2007: "Benezit is one of a handful of publications essential to any art library, and it has been present as long as any practicing librarian can remember."