Artists in Britain since 1945: 2 volume set

Art Dictionaries

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David Buckman

Hardcover | 21 x 5 x 27cm | 1888 pp | 2 volumes

Art Dictionaries | 2006 | 9780953260959

This is the updated edition of David Buckman’s unrivalled dictionary, published in 2006.  As well as extensive updates, there are around 4,500 entirely new biographies and the number of featured artists now totals 14,500.  Many contemporary artists, including installation and video, are included for the first time.

‘This book more than meets my benchmark for a truly excellent reference work … accurate, reliable and fully researched. Librarians and archivists at a vast array of international institutionscan vouch for David Buckman’s efforts …we can only acknowledge our daily indebtedness to his labours.’ So writes Krzysztof Cieszkowski, Acquisitions Librarian, Tate Britain, in a thorough-going appraisal of Artists in Britain since 1945 for Art Libraries Journal, in which he convincingly argues that the internet is no substitute for the scholarly accuracy – and lightness of touch – of David Buckman’s immense labour of love.

Many other critics and users say the same.  ‘Impressive …unquestionably the most comprehensive and meticulously researched listing of artists of the period yet published. Nobody with an interest in contemporary British art should be without it’ said David Fraser Jenkins in The Burlington


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