Art-Hints. Architecture , Sculpture and Painting, by J. J. Jarves

Art-Hints. Architecture , Sculpture and Painting, by J. J. Jarves
Art-Hints. Architecture , Sculpture and Painting, by J. J. Jarves
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Used. Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York, 1855. Harcover. Book condition, Very Good, with some creases, owners signature on inside front cover, black first page inside cover missing, cover is aged but intact.

By James Jackson Jarves

398 pages. Blind stamped brown cloth and gilt type covers with minor wear at heels and crown.

This book has been reproduced on-demand by many contemporary book publishers. Original antiquarian book that would look good on your shelf.

As noted by one seller, "First edition. Jarves (1818-88) was an important American editor, author, and pioneer art collector. Larkin writes, "ART HINTS was written.because [Jarves] saw Yankee tourists 'doing' a Venetian church in five minutes; Jarves declared that we needed men who would go down on their knees in the dust to read the soul-language of the mightiest minds in Europe." Schimmelman describes the present work as "Essays on the history of art, matter, beauty and nature, symbolism vs. naturalism, patronage, religious and dramatic expression, great compositions and land landscapes." HITCHCOCK 633. SCHIMMELMAN 291. Oliver W. Larkin, ART AND LIFE IN AMERICA (1949).

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