The main visually attractive of all 8 volumes of the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia, this broadly illustrated quantity deals a wealth of colour photos and drawings to compare the phenomenal breadth of its topic. With over 3,000 entries, it covers artwork, structure, dance, ornamental artwork, song, musical tools, theatre, and literature from pre-history to the current. together with artwork from each continent, well-known and strange masterpieces, and outlines of the world's maximum literary, inventive, and musical figures--ranging from Aeschylus to Louis Armstrong and Fred Astaire to Diane Arbus--this large reference is an critical advent to the enticing global of the humanities.

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