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Histoire De L'art
Élie Faure
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Histoire De L'art (French Edition)

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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 Excerpt: gold, under the Agora of Mycenae, and is the Hissalrik of the Dardanelles the Troy of Homer? What matter? Between Abraham and Moses, in the time when Thebes domina ...more
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Philippe Malzieu
It was three Pocket books. I was at high-school. I had spent all my money. But I wanted to have this books. Then, I stole them. It was easy in this time.
I love books. Nothing is more beautiful (except women) than book. Even damages, even old, a book remains beautiful.
Elie Faure had an encyclipedic projects. Resume in 3 books the world art history. Yesterday I found the 3 books in a box. They aged rather well. Admittedly, research in art modified our vision, but it is well made.

Jul 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why the english versions of this book aren't listed, but I did read it in English, not French (sorry Prof. Winston!) It's huge though - the library copy I got was volume two, and even that is 2 separate 500 page books bound together. (I'll read volume one when the wait list gets to me.)

Faure is probably the most enthusiastic art historian I've ever read. Even if you don't know the works he's writing about, and even if you aren't thinking about them as you read, his language is a fu
Sep 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Read the last volume, The Spirit of the Forms, translated by Walter Pach. 1937 printing with first owner's name written inside and year '37 -- bought from amazon. Christ, if only today's art critics could write like this dude.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have two hardcover volumes of this in English -- vol. 1 Ancient Art and vol. 2 Medieval Art. Beautiful images and brilliant writing. Came upon them when it was referenced by Henry Miller in one of his books as some of the best writing he'd ever read. Totally agree.
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“Velasquez après 50 ans, ne peignait plus jamais une chose définie. Il errait autour des objets, l’éclair et le crépuscule. Il surprenait dans l’ombre la transparence des fonds, les palpitations colorées dont il faisait le centre invisible de sa symphonie silencieuse. Il ne saisissait plus dans le monde que les échanges mystérieux qui font pénétrer les uns dans les autres, les formes et les tons par un progrès secret et continu dont aucun bruit, aucun sursaut ne dénonce ni n’interrompt la marche.” 0 likes
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