The Cicerone: An Art Guide to Painting in Italy, for the Use of Travellers and Students (Classic Reprint)

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And thus the scientific expert may hold Dr Burckhardt''s Cicerone to be old-fashioned and superseded. As an intro duction to the study of Italian Art it still holds its own place and fully justifies a reprint. More than that, it occupies a unique place; for the overwhelming mass of literature on Italian Art, printed during the last two decades, includes not a single volume that can vie with Dr Burckhardt''s, as regards terse completeness and practical arrangement. It is the only book on the subject that combines the qualities of a useful guide-book with those of a chrono logical history of the entire _art of Italy - an achievementf that would be impossible without an ingenious and elaborate system of sub-divisions, cross-references and indices. Dr Burckhardt''s history is indeed a Cicerone - a guide and instructor, and it fulfilsin the fullest sense of the word the function claimed for it by the sub-title of the first German edition: An Introduction to the Enjoyment of the Art Treasures of Italy. P. G. Konody.

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Author(s) - Jacob Burckhardt


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ISBN - 9780331427813

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

Page Count - 345


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