List of Books for Girls and Women and Their Clubs; With Descriptive and Critical Notes and a List of Periodicals and Hints for Girls' and Women's Clubs

List of Books for Girls and Women and Their Clubs; With Descriptive and Critical Notes and a List of Periodicals and Hints for Girls' and Women's Clubs

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...AND ARcHITECTS, with Notes and Illustrations, etc. (Bohn.) N. Y., Macmillan, 6 vols., $I each. These biographies by Vasari are the groundwork of our knowledge of the great Italian artists of the I5Ih and I6th centuries. Their extraordina fame as compared with the popular appreciation 0 Spanish, Flemish, or Dutch artists is in great part due to this book. It is extremely interesting, full of anecdote and picturesque narrative, and gives brilliant pictures of ife in Italy during the epoch. The author's state A useful book, revised in the latest edition to i884. and givin brief biographies of artists, with mention of their wor s. Its space is used up by a great many vague and insignificant critical notices: the preface says that the " average opinion " has been sou ht for. but it is clear that that can never be found. en or twenty lines of "an average opinion " on any artist are absolutely useless. If one man had written all the notices it would atleast be possible to get acomparative notion. but, as it is. neither positive nor COmpart--ti'e information is given. 927. Very little has been published, in English. on the art of sculpture, except in the form of treatises on Classical Archaeology. It is to be noted, however, that much of that avowedly archaeological writing is just and discriminating in its dealing with sculpture. The art of sculpture is far less misleading to those who have not especially studied it than painting is; itis much less complicated, it is much more direct and simple in its appeal to the sense of beauty, and in its association with nature. Moreover. it does not appeal so strongly as painting to the popular love of anecdote and incident in art. Those who wish to see stories of battle and...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984811
  • 9781236984814