The Heart of Europe; From the Rhine to the Danube. a Series of Striking and Interesting Views

The Heart of Europe; From the Rhine to the Danube. a Series of Striking and Interesting Views

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...threw, for want of other projectiles, upon the heads of the Goths, and which was found again, nine centuries later, at the bottom of the ditch; finally, we observe the /Egina marbles, which would make in themselves the fortune of a museum. For the historian these marbles have an incomparable value. The artist, also, will admire their forms, already so much copied; but all the reasonings of transcendent.esthetics will not prevent a feeling of repulsion at the sight of heads on which is sculptured, even on those of the dying, the same imbecile laugh. These marbles always create an interest in the mind of the archaeologist; this is why they have so great a success in Germany. The reasons which are given to make us accept these grimacing figures as true art gems, are the same which are pleaded for admiring the stiffness of the' Egyptian statues, and the rude, unfashioned sculpture of the Middle Ages. The Pinacothek is one of the most valuable galleries of the world; it contains five hundred and ninety-two large paintings, and six hundred and eighty-nine smaller ones. The Belvedere of Vienna has more, but many have been placed there to swell the number. Dresden alone, in all Germany, can compete with Munich in its treasures of art and beauty, and, with its Raphaels, rival it. Let us go to Wilbad Kreuth, a Bavarian town, which will serve as a fair sample of the towns among the Bavarian mountains. It is summer time, and the fashionable denizens of Munich, the wealthy inhabitants of North Germany, and even the people who live in frigid Russia, have congregated here to enjoy the salubrity of the climate and the charm of the scenery. Here, in the hot days of July and August, the lovers of fashion and the seekers of health congregate, and pass their...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624955
  • 9781236624956