The Print Connoisseur Volume 1

The Print Connoisseur Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...VALENTINE'S MANUAL OF OLD NEW YORK, No 5, New Series, 1921. Edited by Henry Collins Brown. Published byValentine's Manual, Inc.. New York. The Fifth Valentine's Manual has appeared true to form, and is even more interesting than the earlier issues. The editor, Mr. Henry Collins Brown, one would infer from a perusal of this volume, is of the opinion that only a presentment out of the ordinary would measure up to the subject in these latter days. He has given page after page of colored plates, large folding colored plates, and numbers of contrasting views of the older aspects of the city and the same spots as they appear today. There are also authoritative and interesting articles relating to New York City, the most important of which is undoubtedly the Reminiscences of Grover Cleveland by Commodore Benedict. There is something here of interest to every New Yorker, and even such may receive instruction as well as amusement from the book. One cannot commend the series as a whole too highly. The five volumes form a veritable storehouse of information and illustrative material on New York City. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS BY FRANK BRANGWYN, with some other phases of his Art, by Walter Shaw Sparrow. Fifty illustrations in colors, photogravure and black and white. John Lane Co., New York. When Walter Shaw Sparrow sums up-to-date what he has to say about Frank Brangwyn in this well gotten out volume, he dilates as much on his own theories as about his hero. He is not only the enthusiastic interpreter of the etcher and painter, but he is even more the prophet crying out against an industrialism that has robbed the modern worker of joy and pride in his output, and, most of all, against narrow-minded and selfconfident critics, the prevalence of the academic mind, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586557
  • 9781236586551