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Ching, Francis D.K. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture.
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Clarke, Michael. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art
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Davis, Douglas. Scalavision Guide to Art on the Internet.
New York, iBooks, 2002. . . . in which Davis said, "ArtLex is a must-see."
Diamond, David, ed. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary
of Art Terms. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992.
Dorling Kindersley Ultimate Visual Dictionary.
London and New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1994.
Frazier, Nancy. The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art
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Grambs, David. The Describer's Dictionary.
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Hedgecoe, John. The Photographer's Handbook.
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and Materials, Third Edition. London: Faber and Faber,
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Arts Terms. Wayne, PA: Richard C. Gozon, Paper Corporation
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Kostelanetz, Richard, with others. The Dictionary of
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A 28-million-word production, fifteen years in the making, published
in October, 1996. Its 34 volumes weigh 168 pounds. Written by
6,700 scholars, its 32,600 pages contain 41,000 articles, 15,000
images and 720,000 index entries. John Russell, reviewing it
in the New York Times, recommended it, saying it's "for
the omnivorous esthete." Although mainly intended for institutions,
any art lover off the street can buy it for something less than
the original price of $8,800. Grove's dictionary is available
on the Internet on a subscription basis -- several hundred dollars
per year. Libraries interested in up-to-date pricing are really
best off calling for information -- 800-221-2123). But
for an individual user, the pricing is as follows: $295
a year, or $30 a month. In addition, there are free 24-hour
trials available to all. (For institutions, the trial period
is 30 days.) Individuals can sign up by following links
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Grove's Dictionaries Inc., 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
10010. Telephone 1-800-221-2123. Fax 212-689-9711
Read the review by Michael Kimmelman, "Michelangelo Meets Buffalo Meat: Grove's
new 34-volume Dictionary of Art reflects big changes in the politics,
the history and the biases of our age," which appeared
in the New York Times, August 24, 1997.
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