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Classical Sculpture - A. W. Lawrence

Jonathan Cape, 1924, Hardback ..
Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards slightly faded. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owners inscription to the pastedown. Offset to the endpapers. Text more than acceptable.

Illustrated with line drawings with 160pp of B&W plates. From the preface: “The aim of this book is to provide an up-to-date statement of what is known on pagan Greek and Roman sculpture; it endeavours to be comprehensive, but gives most of what space it can afford to facts that lie outside the sphere of controversy. The inclusion of a proportion of unprovable theories was inevitable, but at least they receive no prominence and their dubious character is scrupulously revealed by the liberal use of such qualifications as ‘probably,’ ‘possibly’ and ‘perhaps.’ Terracotta work, even of life-size, has been excluded, as has Etruscan art in its entirety. Aesthetic discussion, on the merits or failings of ancient art, likewise finds no place in the design.”
Size: 8¼" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 416

£25.30 (Now Sold)