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 significance and curiosity. the main epochs, faculties, and types of Western and jap portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished 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 virtually inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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20,000 years of world painting by Hans Ludwig C Jaffe