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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art is written by Wassily Kandinsky. It is no common thing to find an artist who, even if he be willing to try, is capable of expressing his aims and ideals with any clearness and moderation. Some people will say that any such capacity is a flaw in the perfect artist, who should find his expression in line and colour.

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Cathedrals of Spain

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Cathedrals of Spain is written by John A. Gade. In the last dozen years many English books on Spain have appeared. They have dealt with their subject from the point of view of the artist or the historian, the archæologist, the politician, or the mere sight-seer.

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Cathedrals of Northern Spain

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Cathedrals of Northern Spain is written by Charles Rudy. The Romans were the first to come to Spain with a view to conquering the land, and to organizing the half-savage clans or tribes who roamed through the thickets and across the plains. But nowhere did the great rulers of the world encounter such fierce resistance. The clans were extremely warlike and, besides, intensely individual.

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Cathedral Cities of England

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Cathedral Cities of England is written by George Gilbert. In the following accounts of the Cathedral Cities of England, technical architectural terms will necessarily appear, and to the end that they should be comprehensive, I give here a slight sketch of the origin of the various forms, and the reasons for their naming, together with dates.

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Capitals

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Capitals is written by Frederick W. Hamilton. A capital letter is a letter of formal shape. Capitals were originally derived from the stiff and angular letters used in formal inscriptions. Originally all writing was done in capitals. Later the scribes devised less formal shapes for the letters.

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Byzantine Churches

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Byzantine Churches is written by Alexander Van Millingen. In the preparation of this work I have availed myself of the aid afforded by previous students in the same field of research, and I have gratefully acknowledged my debt to them whenever there has been occasion to do so.

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Artists' Wives

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Artists' Wives is written by Alphonse Daudet. The excitement of the meal had put her in a good humour. To cheer up the poet, to whom his mingled failure and glory were doubly painful, she thumped him on the back, laughed with her mouth full, saying in her hideous jargon, that it was not worth while for such a trifle to fling oneself head downwards from the campanile del Duomo.

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Artist and Public

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Artist and Public is written by Kenyon Cox. In the history of art, as in the history of politics and in the history of economics, our modern epoch is marked off from all preceding epochs by one great event, the French Revolution. Fragonard, who survived that Revolution to lose himself in a new and strange world, is the last at the old masters.

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Ariadne Florentina

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Ariadne Florentina is written by John Ruskin. The course, so far as it consists in practice, will be defined in my Instructions for the schools. And the theory connected with that practice is set down in the three lectures at the end of the first course I delivered--those on Line, Light, and Color.

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A History of Art for Beginners

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A History of Art for Beginners is written by Clara Erskine Clement Waters. The fine arts are Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Poetry, and Music, and though we could live if none of these existed, yet life would be far from the pleasant experience that it is often made to be through the enjoyment of these arts.

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