The arts and crafts of older Spain Volume 1

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byLeonard Williams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... PREFACE In preparing these volumes, it has been my aim to give a clear and fairly complete account of the arts and crafts of older Spain. It seems to me that there is room for a work of this design and scope, and that there is no reason why so attractive a subject--or rather, group of subjects--should be perpetually ignored by persons who travel through, or who profess to feel an interest in, the country of the Cid and of Don Quixote. My account of Spanish pottery is guarded, and yet I trust acceptable. The study of this craft in Spain is far from definite, and fresh researches and discoveries may be hoped for at some future time. The history of Spanish arms has also suffered from unjust neglect. Perhaps my sketch of them may slightly compensate for this deficiency. For the rest, my book, which represents the well-meant assiduity of several years, shall speak for itself. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS VOLUME ONE GOLD AND SILVER PLATE PACE Reja of the Choir; Seville Cathedral Frontispiece I. Treasure of Guarrazar; Royal Armoury, Madrid 22 II. The Cross of Angels; Oviedo Cathedral . 36 III. The Cross of Victory; Oviedo Cathedral . 43 IV. Moorish Casket; Gerona Cathedral ... 46 V. Altar-Front in enamelled Bronze; Museum of Burgos 50 VI. "The Crucifix of the Cid "; Salamanca Cathedral 5 2 VII. The "Virgen de la Vega"; San Esteban, Salamanca 54 VIII. Saint James in Pilgrim's Dress; Santiago Cathedral 57 IX. Mudejar Triptych; Royal Academy of History, Madrid ....... 60 X. The "Tablas Alfonsinas"; Seville Cathedral 62 XI. "The Cup of Saint Ferdinand"; Seville Cathedral 64 XII. Ship; Zaragoza Cathedral 65 XIII. Moorish Bracelets 77 XIV. Morisco Jewellery 83 PLATR rACK XV. Silver-Gilt Processional Cross. . . .85 XVI. Gothic Custodia 95 XVII. The

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... PREFACE In preparing these volumes, it has been my aim to give a clear and fairly complete account of the arts...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217288960

ISBN - 13:9780217288965

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