Grove Art Online
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Various smaller specialized redactions have been published, such as The Grove Dictionary of Materials and Techniques in Art (OUP 2008, ISBN 9780195313918), From David to Ingres: Early 19th-Century French Artists (Grove Dictionary of Art) and so on.
The Grove Dictionary of Art is published by Oxford University Press, who acquired it from Macmillan Publishers in 2003. It was notable for retailing at close to nine thousand dollars, or about two-hundred and sixty dollars per volume, making it one of the most expensive reference works and inaccessible to anyone but specialists or institutions such as libraries. However the price has been considerably lower since in 2006 when, to mark its tenth anniversary, the dictionary was available for one thousand US dollars in America.
The online version, which is updated three times a year, is available by subscription, and includes some extra content. At least in the UK, many public libraries offer it free to their online users using their library membership number and a PIN number to login. The Grove Dictionary of Art was first offered online through the Grove Art Online web site in 1998. The site was expanded and renamed as Oxford Art Online, including other works: The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
- Jane Turner (Editor). The Dictionary of Art. 1996. ISBN 1-884446-00-0 (Hardcover, First Edition). ISBN 0-19-517068-7 (Hardcover, New Edition). ISBN 0-333-74939-1 (Leather Bound).