Por primera vez ha sido publicado en inglés en marzo 2006
el Bénézit Dictionary of Artists,
en 14 tomos.
Más de ciento setenta mil biografías de artistas del mundo entero,
desde la antigüedad hasta nuestros días. Nueva edición, ahora en
inglés, completamente reeditada, puesta al día y aumentada. Fecha de
publicación: 20 de marzo 2006. 14,9 x 21,5 cms., 20.608 páginas,
ilustraciones, más de 20.000 entradas. La nueva versión 2006 del
Bénézit es un acontecimiento para el mundo del arte. Se
trata de una nueva edición en relación a la de 1999, con cinco mil
páginas más, y cerca de mil entradas inéditas y puestas al día.
Esta edición en lengua inglesa es fruto de seis años de
trabajo de un equipo de ciento cincuenta redactores, historiadores
del arte y traductores.
El Bénézit sólo está disponible
en inglés, ninguna edición existe en CD-ROM, ni en DVD, ni on-line,
la edición en francés es la de 1999.
Benezit Dictionary of Artists
This new Benezit in 14 Volumes is the
1st English edition. It includes information on artists
active up to 2005. The original entries have been re-written and
updated by a team of scholars working for the last 5 years. With
the addition of several thousand artists, the 14-volume set has
increased to over 20,000 pages, with over 170,000 entries. This
1st English edition makes Benezit more than ever the
world’s most complete and up-to-date biographical dictionary of
artists of all times and all countries. Managing editor of the
English edition is Christopher John Murray; project manager is
Karen Beaulah. Important contributors to the original French
edition include Jacques Busse and Christophe Dorny.
Contents of each volume "from" "to":
v. 1. A - Bedeschini --
v. 2. Bedeschini - Bülow --
v. 3. Bülow - Cossin --
v. 4. Cossintino -- Dyck --
v. 5. Dyck - Gémignani --
v. 6. Gémignani - Herring --
v. 7. Herring - Koonrnstra --
v. 8. Koort - Maekava --
v. 9. Maele - Müller --
v. 10. Müller - Pinchetti --
v. 11. Pinchon - Rouck --
v. 12. Rouco - Sommer --
v. 13. Sommer - Valverane --
v. 14. Valverde - Zyw.
Hardback, 149x215mm, blue cloth gold blocked
14 Volumes, over 20,000 pages ISBN 2-7000-3070-2
Since 1911, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists has been the
unrivaled, indispensable work of reference for art historians,
dealers, collectors and students. Benezit provides both the
amateur and the professional with important factual information
about almost any painter, sculptor, engraver or draftsman of all
countries and schools, from antiquity to the present day. From the
1920s to the present, a team of specialists has been working on it
full-time, adding thousands of entries with each of its five
Revised and Expanded
Not only is this new edition of Benezit in English, it is
also heavily updated and greatly expanded. Since the publication
of the last edition in 1999, a team of 150 editors, art historians
and translators, has been working to complete the monumental 2006
edition. Older entries have been updated and expanded, and new
entries have been added, bringing thousands of changes to this new
Features include biographical entries on artists, descriptions of
museums and galleries where the works of an artist can be found,
graphics (including artist signatures, monograms and stamps of
sale), auction records, and bibliographies of written works about
All these combine to make the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of
Artists even more compelling and useful to a much wider
audience than ever before.
Now Published in English for the First Time
The first English-language edition of Benezit is
ready from spring 2006. This edition is also the largest ever—over
170,000 entries, comprising over 20,000 pages in 14 volumes.
Published in France by Editions Gründ, it is distributed in
worldwide by El Buen Libro.
A Benezit Chronology
1911 - The Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres,
Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous
les pays is published in three volumes.
1920 - The first edition of the dictionary under the Gründ
imprimatur is compiled by a group of specialist writers from
France and elsewhere, guided by Emmanuel Bénézit.
1948-1955 – The Benezit Dictionary grows to eight volumes.
1976 – A 10-volume edition of Benezit is published.
1999 – Utilizing computer technology for the first time, the
Benezit is published in a 14-volume edition.
2006 – The first English-language edition of Benezit is
published in 14 volumes.
14 volumes. Hardcover. Published by Editions Gründ, Paris.
Distributed worldwide by El Buen Libro
The History of the Benezit.
Since 1911, the Benezit has
continually evolved and improved to become the unrivalled and
indispensable work of reference for the art world.
The first of the three volumes of the
Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres,
Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs was published in
1911. The size of the project was such that the first
publisher abandoned it. Librairie Gründ took it up at the
beginning of the 1920s. This first edition, written by
Emmanuel Bénézit and a team of international specialists,
provided both the amateur and the professional with the most
important factual information about almost any painter,
sculptor, engraver or draughtsman, from all corners of the
globe, from Antiquity to the present day. Resolutely
universal, the Benezit was the first of its kind.
In the subsequent eight-volume
edition, published between 1948 and 1955, the total number
of artists listed and the content of each entry increased
considerably to include bibliographies, museum listings and
prices fetched by works at public auction. By now as
essential working tool, the Benezit gave not only
biographical data, but also a general presentation of an
The ten-volume Benezit, which
appeared in 1976, took a team of specialists seven years to
complete. This edition established the dictionary as the
vital source of documentation for art historians and dealers.
The much-awaited 1999 edition of
the Benezit was published in 14 volumes. Over a period of
more than ten years, with the help of a new computerised
database and more readily available source material, a team
of art historians reworked and updated existing entries and
created thousands of new entries to bring the dictionary
right up to date.
Today, the Benezit is used daily in
most libraries, museums, auction houses and galleries all
over the world, and owes its reputation partly to its
staying power, but mainly to the quality of its information.
new edition of the dictionary, updated, and in English for
the first time, has just been published (20 March 2006). It
can be ordered right now, at a special price.