Art: New History

Most students agree that Victorian histories of art are as distorted as early maps which were drawn as if the earth were flat. A half century's discoveries in archeology, anthropology and the psychology of esthetics have demonstrated that the world of Art is round, big, and far more comprehensive than the area bounded by the Greeks at one end and grandfather's favorite engravings at the other. The remarkable History of Art of Elie Faure, who died fortnight ago, actually a long, interpretative essay, left still undone the work of writing a factual history...

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