Our Sketching Club : Letters and Studies on Landscape Art (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Our Sketching Club: Letters and Studies on Landscape Art First, I received a kind invitation from Messrs. Roberts of Boston, and some American friends, to write a book on Landscape. It was to be very elementary as to practice, and to begin at the beginning, with the ordinary rules of drawing. It was also to be made palatable by means of descriptions and verbal sketches: and was to take the form of transactions of a Sketching Club, whose members were to exchange ideas by letter or conversation this involved digressions into criticism and history of art. Then it appeared that though my friends on the other side approved the first part or two as useful to students of drawing, they wanted a little more description of the English country life and ways, with which I am partially acquainted; and it was mentioned that as male and female characters existed in the book, they would have to make love to each other. Some excursuses on fox-hunting were also desired. These demands were accordingly supplied, I trust in moderation. 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.
- Paperback | 424 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22mm | 562g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 56 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white