Twenty-five art-related essays by distinguished British art critic and painter reveal his wide-ranging interests. Writings explore relationships between ancient and modern art and between art and life, examining such diverse topics as the art of the Bushmen, African sculpture, ancient American art, Giotto and the art of Florence, the paintings of Dürer, El Greco and William Blake, the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, the works of Paul Cézanne, and contemporary domestic architecture. Also includes Fry's most important theoretical statement, his "Essay in Aesthetics." 13 black-and-white illustrations.
Reprint of the Oxford University Press, London, 1981 edition.
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