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

Style and Function

Style, Function, and Physical Context


  • Oxford Art Online  
    Integrates a number of encyclopedias and reference works including Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
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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
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
    This reference work provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art.
  • Edinburgh Companion of Ancient Greece & Rome
    Online and Reference Main Level DE 59 .E3 2006
  • 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



  • Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
    Reference Main Level DS 57 .C55 1995
    This four volume set includes essays on the environment (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
    Reference Main Level N 5630 .C716 2012 V.1-2
    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


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