By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe
The richly various illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount value and curiosity. the most important epochs, faculties, and types of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, adorned vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. many of the examples were selected to offer a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are practically inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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