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AH 10: Origins and Transformations in Western Art (Rose)

Style and Function

Style, Function, and Physical Context


  • Oxford Art Online  
    Oxford Art Online comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke (2001). This resource is updated continuously. The Dictionary of Art in its original print format is available – Ref. N31.D5 1996.
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  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
    Provides authoritative art historical and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments during the Classical period
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium    
    Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of World Mythology, Who’s Who in the Classical World, and The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World,  plus 200+ other subject dictionaries published by Oxford University Press



  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt 
    Ref. DT 58 .094 2001
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
    Ref. DE 5 .C28 2008
  • Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
    Ref. DS 57 .C55 1995
    This four volume set includes essays on the enivronment (e.g., the flora & fauna of the Ancient Near East); population (e.g., ethnic diversity in Ancient Egypt), social institutions (e.g., costume in New Kingdom Egypt); history & culture; economy & trade; technology & artistic production; religion & science; visual & performing arts; and much more.
  • A Companion to Greek Art
    Ref. N 5630 .C716 2012 V1-2
    Authoritative account of the development of Greek art through the 1st millennium B, includes forms, materials, types, colonization, iconography, and reception of Greek art in post-classical periods
  • Edinburgh Companion of Ancient Greece & Rome   
    Ref. DE 59 .E3 2006


  • Understanding Greek Vases: a guide to terms, styles, and techniques

    Stacks Upper Level NK4645 .C57 2002


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