A DICTIONARY OF ART TERMS by Reginald G. Haggar

A DICTIONARY OF ART TERMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author, a staff member of the British Museum, has deciphered a labyrinth of artistic terminology for the connoisseur as well as the amateur -- but primarily for the keen art lover. Here is a comprehensive collection of terms ranging from the ancient to the modern, from painting to architecture, from sculpture to the graphic arts, from stained glass heraldry to many subsidiary forms of artistic activity. The words and concepts have been gathered from both the practice and the literature, but the reader is warned that the preponderance of specialized terminology from movements of the last fifty years, do not necessarily indicate intrinsic merit.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1962
Publisher: Hawthorn