The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

ISBN : 9780195334661

Gordon Campbell
2328 Pages
208 x 268 mm
Pub date
Nov 2009
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  • Built on the quality scholarship of Grove Art Online and The Dictionary of Art
  • Extensive cross-references in easy-to-use A-Z format for ease of research
  • More than 500 illustrations of painting, architecture, cultural objects, and decorative arts items; plus drawings and era-specific maps provide essential visual context
  • Nearly 1,700 entries on all aspects of Renaissance art across Northern Europe, including dozens of new entries and revised articles well as a fully updated bibliography
  • Fascinating art historical and cultural information about Northern Renaissance artists, artisans, architects, craftsmen, philosophers, rulers, countries, cities, centers of production, painting, sculpture, jewelry, theory, criticism, historiography, collecting, and patronage
  • Accessibility to a wide audience makes this a must-have for any reference collection

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art provides unparalleled scope and depth in a field that has inspired and informed Western art for centuries. Drawing on the unsurpassed scholarship on the Renaissance in Northern Europe in The Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons to the cities and centers of production vital to the flourishing of art in this period. It offers fully updated articles and bibliography as well as more than 500 illustrations, maps, drawings, diagrams, and color plates. Comprehensive and engaging, this resource is an essential and accessible reference for students, researchers, and scholars researching in this important area.


List of abbreviations
A note on the use of the Encyclopedia
Illustration acknowledgements
Thematic Index
Articles A-Z
List of contributors

About the author: 

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. The subject of Northern Renaissance art is one of his principal interests. As an art historian he has written widely on Renaissance art and architecture (notably in his award-winning Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance). He has published widely on many subjects relevant to the Renaissance, including literature and history as well as art, and has a wealth of editorial experience, much of it for OUP, for which he has edited both journals and reference books, of which the most recent is Renaissance Art and Architecture (2004). His scholarly work has been recognized by the award of a D.Litt from the University of York and an honorary doctorate from University of Bucharest, by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and as a Corresponding Fellow of the South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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