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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts: 2 volumes: print and e-reference editions available Hardcover – 9 Nov 2006

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  • Hardcover: 1290 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; 1st Edition edition (9 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195189485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195189483
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 10.9 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,542,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Covers all aspects of the decorative arts from ancient times through to the present day and throughout Western and non-Western cultures...Recommended. (Library Journal)

About the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. He has served as chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director. He has been awarded a D. Litt by the University of York and an honorary doctorate by the University of Bucharest; he is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a corresponding fellow of South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Sociedad Espanola de Estudios.

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review not helpful 7 Dec. 2010
By Finoula - Published on Amazon.com
The reviews don't inform the potential buyer whether this work is worth the price. The Booklist review states that this is the first comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject. The reviewer clearly isn't familiar with the literature. Fleming and Honour's Dictionary of the Decorative Arts, first published in 1977, is still the gold standard. It is disappointing that the the Grove Encyclopedia hasn't chosen to broaden the scope geographically from the Honor and Fleming work beyond Eurocentric. It is also regrettable that, although craft objects can be found that meet the standard of "objects found in museums," they have apparently been given short shrift across the board. Although the editor's credentials are very impressive, they don't reflect grounding in the decorative arts as opposed to fine arts or architecture. Also, since he doesn't credit the contributors to the articles, one can't know whether the articles are informed by someone who is a decorative arts specialist.

As an individual researcher, I can't tell from the reviews whether this expensive work would be a valuable addition to my library or not.
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