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A Text-Book of the History of Painting

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Mario MJ Perron
Jan 23, 2014 Mario MJ Perron rated it liked it
A perspective from another time

the major failing of this book is its utter lack of illustration.
the author is writing more of an editorial view of the artists he covers and shares his opinions freely. It is fascinating to read a history that predates Van Gogh & Picasso, and seems to skim over-quickly the Leonardo & Rembrandt impacts on the world, in favour of dozens of lesser know figures.
As I.said, it is a review based out of a time with much less access to Information and considerati
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Philip
Dec 29, 2012 Philip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Text-Book on the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke was published a century ago. Today it offers the modern reader not only potted, period critiques of important artists, but also a remarkable insight into how aesthetics change from generation to generation. John Charles Van Dyke’s assessments of some work will surprise today’s reader, especially his attitudes towards some contemporary artists who received rather hostile reactions from some quarters when their work was first ...more
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John Charles Van Dyke (1856-1932) was an American art historian and critic. He also had a degree in Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1877, but never practiced law.
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