Series: Classics of World Art

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The Complete Paintings of Botticelli by Gabriele Mandel
The Complete Paintings of Canaletto by Lionello Puppi
The Complete Paintings of Caravaggio by Michael Kitson
The complete paintings of Dürer by Angela Ottino Della Chiesa
The Complete Paintings of Giotto by Giotto
The Complete Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo da Vinci
The Complete Paintings of Piero della Francesca by Pierluigi De Vecchi
The Complete Paintings of the Van Eycks by Giorgio T. Faggin
L'opera completa di Giorgione by Pietro Zampetti
L'opera pittorica completa di Michelangelo by Ettore Camesasca

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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