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World Cultural Leaders of the 20th & 21st Centuries
Grey House Publishing Inc, October 2008, Pages: 1000
This dynamic two-volume reference work is a window into the arts, performances, movements, and music that shaped the world's cultural development since 1900. A remarkable around-the-world look at one-hundred-plus years of cultural development through the eyes of those that set the stage and stayed to play.
Highlights of this second edition include:
-Complete coverage of six major cultural categories: Art, Film, Dance, Literature, Theatre and Music
-Nearly 120 brand new entries along with expanded, updated information for 550 information-packed entries
-A handy fold-out timeline traces important events in all cultural categories from 1900 through the present time
-A brand new section of detailed material and resources for 100 selected individuals is also new to this edition, with further data on museums, homesteads, websites, artwork and more
-Entries are fully cross-referenced so that readers can learn how various individuals influenced others
-An index of leaders by occupation, a useful glossary and a thorough general index complete the coverage
A handy two-volume set that makes it easy to look up 550 worldwide cultural icons: actors in theatre and film, architects, novelists, writers, creative journalists, composers, conductors, virtuoso performers, choreographers, dancers, film directors and producers, opera performers, painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, popular music figures, impresarios, television personalities and playwrights. World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries provides entries (many of them illustrated) covering the individual's works, achievements, and professional career in a thorough essay and offers interesting facts and statistics.
Bringing a wealth of information together into one easy-to-use resource, World Cultural Leaders of the Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries will be an important acquisition for the reference collections of public libraries, university libraries and high schools.
List of World Cultural Leaders of the Twenty First Century, ix
Volume I, A-K, 1
Volume II, L-Z
List of Leaders by Occupation
“Recommended for high school and public libraries because of its broad scope and convenience…”
- The Book Report
“…fill[s] a need for handy, concise information on a wide array of international cultural figures that may be difficult to find. Thus, it may be a worthwhile purchase for those libraries servicing constituencies in need of this kind of information, such as writers and students.”
“… but the presentation, straightforward and accessible writing style, and 225 images make this source easy, appealing, and likely to be used. A real reference tool for public or community college libraries.”
- Library Journal
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