On-Line Glossary of Art History Terms

A 1994 Venture Fund Project

Instructor: Joy Kenseth, Art History Department

Overview: Faculty members spend a considerable amount of time explaining art history terms to students by drawing diagrams and searching for appropriate illustrations in the art historical literature. Even though glossaries can be found in textbooks, they are often less helpful, because terms are poorly defined or there are no accompanying illustrations. A far more helpful and efficient way of making this information available would be to have an on-line glossary. That is what this project will create. All entries will have a verbal explanation (including phonetic pronunciation, etymology, definition) and visual examples. The glossary will benefit students in the Art History survey courses as well as in upper lever courses.

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