Studio International Volume 9

Studio International Volume 9

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...(London: John Lane. j i 3s-)--This excellently turned out volume is another instance of the cleverness of Mr. Rothenstein whatever be his material. One doubts whether the word caricature had not been a more exact title. Yet, perhaps, the curious limitation of the artist's sympathy with his subjects just falls short of the exaggerated humour which is caricature, as it does of the finer humour which reveals solidarity with humanity. These lithographs impress you as superb testimonials to the draughtsman's skill; but you feel all the time that his perhaps unconscious effort was chiefly to show mastery of his material, and that the reflection of the personality of the sitter was quite of secondary importance. So far this has tinged all Mr. Rothenstein's work, and given it an air of artificiality, which is, if more than artifice yet less than art, in fact as well as in syllables. No one living could could do better than these in similar fashion; but having proved over and over again that he is an artist in technique and manner, we are not likely to forget it, but can but wish that Mr. Rothenstein would. Then, working without self-consciousness, his future efforts might astound us; for from talent like his, genius may arise at any moment. Directory of Science, Art and Technical Schools. By Ray. S. Likeham. (London: Chapman & Hall, Limited. Price 2s. 6d.)--This is the second edition of a work which must have taken great pains to compile, and which, we gather from the preface, is to make its appearance annually. It is a much more complete directory than that issued last year, and ought to prove useful. We think, however, the publishers would be well advised if they confined the advertisement pages to the two ends of the book instead of...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859804
  • 9781236859808