Paris Exposition Reproduced from the Official Photographs, Taken Under the Supervision of the French Government for Permanent Preservation in the National Archives

Paris Exposition Reproduced from the Official Photographs, Taken Under the Supervision of the French Government for Permanent Preservation in the National Archives

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... the Palace of Diversified Industries, which likewise contains all the exhibits of rue tallic art in watch and clock work. French art has so permeated modern life and thought as to color and influence similar efforts on the part of all other nations. The German Emperor, in recognition of this fact, has ordered that a special exhibition of the choicest treasures of German art, selected from the palaces and museums of the Empire, be made at the Exposition, with the evident purpose of instituting an international comparison of the productions of the two nations. Italy, the mother of ancient art in Europe, and Spain, almost equally distinguished, have joined in the friendly rivalry; and we therefore behold BRONZE STATUARY GROUPS--These groups are selected from the treasures of within the walls of the Exposition palaces such a collection of art treasures as was perhaps never before seen in all the world. In a brief publication like this it would be necessarily impossible to undertake a just or adequate criticism of these works, but it is our purpose to present in these pages, by means of the most highly improved methods of modem photography, exact and beautiful reproductions of the entire collection. This will be done in a series of fine Nickeltype half-tones, made directly from the original photographs of M. Bar and the Neurdein Brothers. These views will show the position and exact appearance of every painting and statue in the galleries of the Exposition, as perfectly and as beautifully as the finest modern photograph reveals the contour and expression of the human countenance. THE HUNTRESS--This statue, like several others represented in this number, stands in the Exposition grounds near the Petit The goddess Diana is usually represented...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877748
  • 9781236877741