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  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

  • Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

    Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

    The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) from Oxford deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public.

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture

    Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture

    Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture from Oxford: A comprehensive resource for the visual arts of the Classical period featuring in-depth articles, biographies, and thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting, and sculpture.

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

    Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

    Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts from Oxford: Covering thousands of years of production, this resources contains entries about artists, crafters, designers, studios & workshops, and the different types of decorative art.

  • Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism

    Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism

    Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.

  • Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

    Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

    Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.

  • A History of Art

    A History of Art

    This title examines Western art's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Dance

    A History of Dance

    This title examines Western dance's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Fashion

    A History of Fashion

    This title examines fashion's roots in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Film

    A History of Film

    This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Music

    A History of Music

    This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Television

    A History of Television

    This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.

  • The History of Film

    The History of Film

    This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

  • The History of Music

    The History of Music

    This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

  • The History of Photography

    The History of Photography

    This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

  • The History of Theatre

    The History of Theatre

    This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

  • The History of Western Architecture

    The History of Western Architecture

    This guide covers the progression of Western architectural thought and trends in some of the most remarkable structures in the West. The evolution of architecture in many ways reflects the history of how we live, think, worship, govern, and form societies.

  • The History of Western Painting

    The History of Western Painting

    This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

  • The History of Western Sculpture

    The History of Western Sculpture

    This guide explains how Western sculpture evolved over time as it adapted to changing cultural contexts. All the while, the book also highlights influential sculptors and key works.

  • International Encyclopedia of Dance

    International Encyclopedia of Dance

    International Encyclopedia of Dance from Oxford: Includes biographies and articles on dance costumes, music, and performances from around the world.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance: Coverage extends from ancient Greek theater to the latest performances in major playhouses around the globe. Also covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, carnivals, circus, and public executions.