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The Oxford Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations
Edited by ELIZABETH KNOWLES
5,000 quotations that capture the wisdom, wit, and passion of the twentieth century
In The Oxford Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Quotations, Elizabeth Knowles has brought together 5,000 quotations that provide a kaleidoscopic look at the last hundred years--from inspirational words that launched great political movements, to songs that made us dance, to witty lines that made us laugh.
Here readers will find Franklin D. Roosevelt ("The only thing we have to
fear is fear itself") and Martin Luther King, Jr. ("Injustice anywhere
is a threat to justice everywhere"). There are numerous excerpts from works
of art, from Franz Kafka's "It is often better to be in chains than to be
free," to Cole Porter's "In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was
looked on as something shocking / Now, heaven knows, / Anything Goes."
Knowles includes memorable flashes of wit, such as Dorothy Parker's "Men
seldom make passes / At girls who wear glasses." And here too are the words
of the notorious, such as Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook." In
addition, the book features several special sections, including Misquotations,
Newspaper Headlines ("Dewey defeats Truman"), Political Slogans
("Ban the Bomb"), Film Lines ("Let the force be with you"),
and Anonymous ("Kilroy was here"). All quotations are organized
alphabetically by author, and there are two indexes--a subject index and a key
word index--to help readers find quotes when they don't know the author or when
they need a quote to suit an occasion.
496 pp.; 0-19-860103-4; $30.00(02)
The Oxford Dictionary of Art
Edited by IAN CHILVERS and HAROLD OSBORNE
Consultant Editor: DENNIS FARR
An encyclopedic resource on the world of art--now in a new edition
Whether you are interested in Junk Art or Byzantine Art, the Ash Can School or the Antipodeans, Praxiteles and Phidias or Gilbert and George, The Oxford Dictionary of Art is the first place to turn for accurate information about artists, schools, periods, techniques, critical terms, major museums, art historians, philosophers, and much much more. Compiled from three highly acclaimed Oxford Companions--The Oxford Companion to Art, to Twentieth Century Art, and to the Decorative Arts--and with hundreds of new entries added, this authoritative, one volume reference offers over three thousand entries on almost every aspect of Western art, as well as the most essential features of Asian art.
Covering the entire history of art, this wide ranging and up-to-date guide is
an indispensable reference for scholars, for students, and for art enthusiasts
of every kind. It is also a browser's delight, filled with fascinating facts
about the personalities who people the world of art.
672 pp.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-860084-4; 1997; $55.00 (01)
Providing broad coverage of painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts, the Dictionary has clear, scholarly entries on the important movements and styles of the twentieth century, including Dada, Cubism, Surrealism, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Body and Performance art, and Neo Expressionism. In addition, it provides entries on art schools and galleries, exhibitions and prizes, terms and techniques. Extensive biographies feature not only artists but also collectors, critics, dealers, and patrons. And though the Dictionary concentrates on the great names, it is not confined to the mainstream of modern art, and features both artists working in a more popular tradition as well as interesting peripheral figures.
This up to date and informative guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in modern art.
The Oxford Dictionary of Opera
JOHN WARRACK and EWAN WEST
The most comprehensive one-volume reference on opera
La Scala, Luciano Pavarotti, Sweeney Todd, Maria Callas, Le Nozze di Figaro. These are just a few of the more than 1000 profiles on musical figures, 700 entries on famous works, and 200 important locales found in The Oxford Dictionary of Opera. Covering everything from composers, individual operas, well-known arias, and principle characters, to technical terms, librettists, and opera-houses, this is the most comprehensive one-volume reference work on all aspects of opera.
The Oxford Dictionary of Opera
comes at a time when opera has reached unprecedented levels of popularity,
enjoying well-filled opera houses, public television broadcasts, and huge record
sales. Fully cross-referenced and packed with information, this tremendous
reference is a must for all opera lovers.
"Fabulous.... Manages to include more than 900 singers and 750 composers, with the crisp detail that Oxford reference editors make their signature. Bravo! and Brava!"--Philadelphia Inquirer.
800 pp.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; 0-19-869164-5; 1992; $55.00 (01
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. Readers will find information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation.
Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe,
here is a comprehensive and affordable dictionary compiled by two leading
authorities on dance.
544 pp.; 1 line illus; 6-1/8 X 9-1/4; 0-19-860106-9; 2000; $39.95 (01)
Dictionary of Architecture
With entries spanning from the commonplace to the less well known, this dictionary aims to cover as wide a range of architectural terms as possible in an accessible style. Curl has included over 250 attractive illustrations, which add vital visual information to entries on topics such as the arch or the cross. There are also longer entries which explain the different schools of architecture--from Bauhaus to the Federal Style--and put them in their historical context. Biographical entries are provided for a great number of architects from the ancients to leading figures of today. From Brunelleschi and Gropius to Le Corbusier and Brunel, each entry outlines the architect's importance and gives examples of their most notable buildings.
Comprehensive and up to date, this book will prove to be an indispensable
guide to anyone interested in architecture and its history. It is ideal for
students and professional architects, as well as general readers.
CLASSICAL & MEDIEVAL REFERENCESelected one of the Best Reference Books of 1991 by Library Journal
Major entries treat such topics as agriculture, art, literature, and politics, while shorter entries examine topics that relate to Byzantium such as the history of Kiev and personalities of ancient and biblical history. Each article is followed by a bibliography, and numerous maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies reinforce and clarify the text.
"This reference work is a major event for Byzantine studies....This
is a remarkable accomplishment, one that both specialists and the educated
public will find useful."--Speculum
"An indispensable reference tool for Byzantinists and Western medievalists, as well as an authoritative source for the more casual reader."--Religious Studies Review
"A landmark achievement that has no peer....Can be recommended wholeheartedly as an indispensable reference work of great worth."--Missiology
2366 pp.; line drawings, halftones & maps; 7-1/2 x 10; 0-19-504652-8; 1991; $375.00 (08)
RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY REFERENCEChosen as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by Choice
Here are 8,200 alphabetical entries penned by some eighty contributors from around the world, representing the full spectrum of religious experience. Readers will find information on:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Edited by the late F. L. CROSS
Third Edition edited by E. A. LIVINGSTONE
Revised and updated--the unrivaled reference on all aspects of the Christian Church
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, since its first publication in 1957, has become the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. This new third edition, the first in over twenty years, builds on the unrivaled reputation of the previous editions. Extensively revised and updated, it reflects important changes in academic opinion and Church organization. There is increased coverage of the Eastern Churches, issues in moral theology, and developments stemming from the Second Vatican Council. Many new entries have been added--including articles on Liberation Theology, the ordination of women, Christianity in Vietnam, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, and the ethics of contraception and abortion--and the extensive bibliographies have been brought up to date. Readers are provided with over 6,000 authoritative cross-referenced A to Z entries covering all aspects of the subject.
"Remains unrivaled as the authoritative one-volume dictionary of the
Christian church, its doctrines and practices, and its most influential
historical figures....Highly recommended for general libraries, especially those
that serve the needs of informed lay readers or ecclesiastical
Praise for the Second Edition: "Has no peer as a one-volume encyclopedia."--The Review and Expositer
1824 pp.; 0-19-211655-X; 1997; $125.00 (01)
The combined effort of Israeli, American, and European scholars, this dictionary reflects the great variety of Jewish religious expression, from the traditional approaches to such recent variations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. It covers all aspects of Jewish practice, law, and theology as expressed in the Bible and the Talmud and by philosophers throughout history. The work also includes biographical sketches of important personalities associated with the development of the Jewish religion over the centuries, articles on the mystical tradition and folklore, and entries addressing the more recent religious issues posed by the existence of the State of Israel.
Whether brief definitions, historical sketches
"Attractive, well-produced...the most complete one-volume resource
available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of Judaism, in
the past and today....Authoritative and invaluable, it belongs in every
congregational and institutional library."--Canadian Jewish News
792 pp.; 7 1/2 x 10; 0-19-508605-8; 1997; $95.00 (01)
The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of philosophy available in one volume
The Gambler's Fallacy, the Dirty Hands Argument, Pascal's Wager, Buridan's Ass, Wittgenstein's Beetle in the Box--philosophical terms can be both intriguing and baffling. Now, eminent philosopher Simon Blackburn offers the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of philosophy available in a single volume, packed with helpful information for the novice and with astute observations for the expert. Ranging from Aristotle to Zen, the two thousand plus entries cover the entire span of philosophy, from the Vedas (written over three thousand years ago) to the most recent technical terminology, with ample coverage of important themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy.
"A wondrous study of the concepts that structure our
thinking."--School Library Journal
416 pp.; 7
linecuts; 5-1/2 x 8-1/2; 0-19-211694-0; 1994; $49.95 (01) cloth;
0192831348; $14.95 (03) paper;
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