The Story of Art in the British Isles by John Ernest Phythian

The Story of Art in the British Isles

byJohn Ernest Phythian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... This little book makes no pretence to add to the knowledge of the student, or to throw any new light on any single subject. It is addressed to those who, having made little or no study of art and its history, may be glad to know, not with any idea of practising art, or even of devoting much time to its study, the part it has played in the history of their country, and to form, as part of the equipment of a good citizen, some estimate of the place it ought to take in any civilisation worthy the name. The kind of information given in the book is dictated in part by the writer's experience of what University Extension and other audiences, fresh to the consideration of art, find interesting and readily assimilate. To arouse an interest in art generally, and in our own art in particular, is the aim, then, of the following pages; and those who, after reading them, may desire more detailed and extended knowledge, will find what they require in such books as those named at the end of ths volume. J. E. P. Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, December, 1900. 5 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. Saxon Cross, Sandbach, Cheshire...... Frontispiece PAGE Horse from the Cresswell Crags............ II Stonehenge.................. 15 Parthenon, Arch of Constantine, and Basilica of St. Paul 21 Roman Altar.................. 23 Beehive Cell, Round Tower, and Cell at Inchcolm... 31 Celtic Crosses.................. 37 Saxon Tower and Church............ 47 Durham, West Front............... 61 Winchester, Font.................. 63 Rochester Castle, Keep............... 66 Salisbury, Chapter-house............... 83 Lichfield, Nave.................. 90 Lichfield, Choir 91 Hereford, North Transept Aisle............ 93 Caernarvon Castle............... 95 Canterbury, Nave.................. 98 Canterbury, from...

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Title:The Story of Art in the British IslesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217107494

ISBN - 13:9780217107495

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