A Handbook of Pictorial Art (Classic Reprint)

A Handbook of Pictorial Art (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Handbook of Pictorial Art As has been said often enough, this book is an attempt at a readable introduction to the study of Art, beginning with Landscape, as the branch most likely to be pursued in this country from free choice and affection for the subject. There is no reason for insisting on any other principle for the pursuit of Art, as the commercial motives are sure to be fully under stood and appreciated. Without comment on the prevailing taste for French land scape, it may be said that the English Realist and Naturalist School will develope the powers and reward the efforts of any faithful student; and that if such a person desires to proceed from landscape to historical painting, the present work will help him as far as it goes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 694g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 190 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243260636
  • 9780243260638