Developed in response to the needs of learners engaged in the study of art, design, and architecture, this dictionary is succinct, lightweight, and thorough in its lexical entries. Its simplicity, size, and scope make it a reference that has use and appeal across a number of visual arts disciplines. Extensive art and design entries reflect the large amount of new terminology that has evolved in the field over the last decade. A selected bibliography concludes the handbook and directs users to numerous valuable art, design, and architecture publications. For individuals seeking an art reference, and an understanding of the words behind the visuals.