By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe

The richly various illustrations are all in color—over one thousand of them, with many full-page plates displaying works of paramount value and curiosity. the foremost epochs, faculties, and kinds of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. many of the examples were selected to provide a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are practically inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.

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