Definition of monographic in US English:



  • 1Relating to a monograph.

    • ‘Deserters have gone without monographic treatment for nearly seventy years.’
    • ‘It must combine monographic depth with multivariate confrontations of different social, cultural and national contexts, through the transfer of problematics beyond national territories.’
    • ‘For a monographic treatment of a rich fossil site, the balance between data and evaluation is good.’
    • ‘Although Cooper authored many short papers, this monographic compendium was the first of what were to be many hallmarks of his career.’
    • ‘The online searches and site visits also uncovered 927 monographic titles and 170 serial titles held outside Auburn University.’
    • ‘Most academic publishers have not adopted technology as widely as their library counterparts due to the nature of monographic literature and because of the financial constraints.’
    • ‘He has written the first monographic analysis of the complete corpus of the late Renaissance Calabrian friar and naturalist philosopher.’
    • ‘The book is a comprehensive, very readable overview of its topic, based on the extensive monographic literature devoted to its wide subject matter.’
    • ‘Curiously, women figure very little in monographic work on the history of the senses.’
    • ‘Nearly all the illustrated species in standard monographic works are less than 3 cm in carapace width.’
    • ‘He continued collecting for several more years, but apparently put off monographic treatment until after his thesis was completed.’
    • ‘Despite the implication of the book's subtitle, McWilliam does not take a monographic approach either.’
    • ‘The specific purpose of the project was to identify and to microfilm monographic and serial literature relating to agricultural development and rural life between 1820 and 1945.’
    • ‘My hope is that scholars and students will take up Tate's challenge to explore monographic and biographical subjects suggested by Frontier Army.’
    • ‘In monographic detail, the book covers the terrestrial birds in the Quaternary of New Zealand, treating moa, kiwi, waterbirds, raptors, rails, shorebirds, and the remaining land birds in turn.’
    • ‘With the appearance of monographic descriptions of the brachiopods and bivalves, Licharew determined the age of these deposits to be Late Permian.’
    • ‘The writing is elegant, even polemical at times - a welcome break from the dry monographic tone that characterizes much of the internal improvement literature.’
    • ‘Also, its ample (if not completely exhaustive) footnotes are a good guide to the recent monographic literature in Italian, French, and English.’
    • ‘Despite this attention and extensive monographic work, their phylogenetic history is still incompletely known.’
    • ‘Since the monographic study of permineralized microfossils in Doushantuo cherts and phosphorites, several reports of new microfossils and new localities have appeared in the literature.’
    1. 1.1 (of an art gallery or exhibition) showing the works of a single artist.
      • ‘Because of my own long-standing interest in John Townsend (we are planning a monographic exhibition of his work), I was quick to suggest the dining table.’
      • ‘At his death in 1999 he bequeathed all the works of art in his studio to the Portland Museum of Art, where a monographic exhibition is on view through January 29, 2006.’
      • ‘The nonprofit A.R.T. gallery, which closed in 2004, presented monographic and group shows, giving exposure to a wide range of artists, with a notable commitment to showing women artists.’
      • ‘The museum, stuck in its own magnificent rut of monographic shows on modern masters, knew it was losing the next generation.’
      • ‘Top honors for a national monographic museum show went to ‘Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism,’ organized by the Menil Collection and the Guggenhelm Museum.’
      • ‘Not only the monographic display but also the group show, staged to reveal the artistic accomplishments of a particular region, now came to the fore.’
      • ‘That is why a straightforward monographic exhibition such as this, giving us the opportunity to see Gainsborough on his own terms and in a noncontextual way, can be so valuable.’
      • ‘The show was relatively large for a monographic exhibition, with fifty-five drawings attributed to Bruegel and sixty-two prints after his designs.’
      • ‘The Gerhard Richter survey at the Museum of Modern Art won top honors for best monographic museum show in New York.’
      • ‘In 1880-1881, soon after Gifford's death, the museum honored him with an exhibition of his work, which had the distinction of being the first monographic show mounted at the museum.’
      • ‘In New York venues, top honors for the best monographic museum show went to the Dieter Roth retrospective.’
      • ‘Her work is the subject of a monographic exhibition at the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum in Kingston, New York, which may be seen until October 5.’
      • ‘Then came the major monographic show of 1990 in Venice and Washington, whose catalogue boasted no fewer than seventy-seven entries.’
      • ‘This artist's first monographic exhibition in the U.S. brings together 45 of the 17th-century Dutch painter's canvases, including renowned interior and genre scenes and incisive portraits.’
      • ‘Although he was often referred to thus during his lifetime, he was baptised ‘Jean-Simeon’, and since the major monographic show devoted to him in 1979 the correct nomenclature has generally been adopted.’
      • ‘This was a highly unusual event because it was a monographic presentation of work by a living foreign artist.’
      • ‘Though acknowledged in his day by Degas as ‘the greatest living master’, Menzel has never been the subject of a monographic exhibition in London.’
      • ‘In 1909 and 1911 he offered huge monographic exhibitions of works by Ignacio Zuloaga and Joaquín Sorolla.’
      • ‘It is all the more surprising, therefore, to discover that there has never been a major monographic exhibition of El Greco's work in this country.’
      • ‘Szeemann occasionally curated monographic exhibitions, among them the Centre Pompidou's 1993 retrospective of Joseph Beuys.’