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Young People's Story of Art
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Excerpt from Young People's Story of Art "Picture study," a wise man has well said, "is one of the most powerful methods of instruction known." And in this book, young people will find illustrated short stories about Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting. But you ask: "Shall we learn which are the most wonderful buildings, the most famous statues, and the best pictures?" That question we may not answer conclusively, for even the most competent critics cannot agree. Nevertheless, through picture study all may become familiar with the masterpieces into which the men of genius have embodied their beautiful thoughts; learn to recognise what is really great in art; and decide what we most enjoy. Hence, we will begin our art story, by taking a brief glimpse at the massive stone monuments of ancient Egypt, climbing the "Storied Hill" of Greece, and wandering among the ruins of Rome. Then, at the coming of the Christ-Child, we will see the temple give way before the church, the heathen god before the Christian saint; and we will glance at the pictures of different masters who have revealed to us their ideals of the Madonna and Child. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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