The Brooklyn Museum Quarterly Volume 7-8

The Brooklyn Museum Quarterly Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... ON THE SHORE OF THE SOUTH STRAIT, CENTRAL CHINCHA ISLAND Formerly the surfaces of the Chincha Islands were excessively rough, beneath the guano, but for several years it has been the policy to throw all loose stones over the precipices, leaving clean-swept surfaces which are well adapted as nesting grounds of the guanayes. At best, the pampa is still extremely knobby and irregular, and the jagged points of rock bruise the feet even through thick soles. Yet the Indian workmen go barefoot! All natural gullies and pits are being filled with stones and rubbish, and all rock-piles are being leveled, so that in time the Chinchas will acquire a somewhat highly groomed appearance--cultivated intensively, so to speak, for the sole purpose of furnishing nesting sites for as many pairs of birds as each square yard will contain. R. C. M. BOOK NOTES THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER BY B. R. AND J. PENNELL Whistler was born in 1834 and died in 1903. The first edition of his life by Mr. and Mrs. Pennell appeared in 1908. In spite of the considerable number of books which have been published about Whistler, this one was, at the time of its appearance, the only real biography of the artist, and at present writing it still holds this position without challenge. The facilities afforded the Pennells by their personal friendship with the artist were unique and were admirably made use of. The reviewer is well acquainted with the first edition, but is not able to say exactly in what editions various additions to the work have been made, which add greatly to its present value. The publishers' preface to the fifth edition mentions that so much new material had come into the hands of the authors that a complete revision had been necessary, and that the book was to all...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487281
  • 9781236487285