Greek Sculpture with Story and Song

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Read Books, 2009 - Architecture - 332 pages
Originally published in 1898, PREFACE: The object of my book is twofold; to awaken in boys and girls an interest in Greek Sculpture, and to provide for older people possessing some superficial knowledge, and desiring to widen it, a convenient companion when examining Galleries of Casts. For the most part, therefore, only such sculptures are included in the work as are found in collections of this kind, or in the British Museum. The book differs from other works on Sculpture of the same size in various ways. In the first place it is not a handbook for scholars by a professed Archaeologist, but contains, besides an account of the Rise and Decline of Greek Sculpture, brief mythological sketches of the chief Gods and Heroes for the benefit of those who are unacquainted with or have forgotten the myths and legends which inspired the Greek artists...... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We

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