A Hisoty of Greek Art With an Introductory Chapter on Art in Egypt and Mesopotamia

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Page 43 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 24 - Egyptian temples (p. 23), approached by impressive avenues of sphinxes — mythical monsters, each with the body of a lion and the head of a man...
Page 278 - There are no modern pieces, ex248 cept in the wings. The statue stood on a pedestal having the form of a ship's prow, the principal parts of which were found by an Austrian expedition to Samothrace in 1875. These fragments were subsequently conveyed to the Louvre, and the Victory now stands on her original pedestal.
Page i - The chief aim has been to present characteristic specimens of the finest Greek work that has been preserved to us, and to suggest how they may be intelligently enjoyed.
Page 30 - ... statue of Rameses II, with finely cut hieroglyphs, partly in color. Among our " objects " in Chicago is the oldest known group of statuary in the world [Vth Dynasty], and as such is of priceless value in the history of art. And why ? In his " History of Greek Art " Professor Tarbell says that " Egyptian sculpture in the round never created a genuine integral group, in which two or more figures are so combined that no one is intelligible without the rest ; that achievement was reserved for the...
Page 162 - The original statues were afterwards restored to Athens by Alexander the Great or one of his successors, and the two...
Page 158 - That is one way of looking at it. But there is another way of looking at it.

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