By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe
The richly assorted illustrations are all in color—over one thousand of them, with many full-page plates exhibiting works of paramount value and curiosity. the key epochs, faculties, and forms of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, adorned vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to provide a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are very nearly inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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