Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Includes entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Edited by Gordon Campbell. Originally published October 2006.