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The arts

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Grace Castagnetta
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1937.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Arts.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1937
(OCoLC)595028023
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Grace Castagnetta
OCLC Number: 511195
Notes: On the inside of the wrapper is a map of the arts, drawn by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.
"A few musical illustrations [prepared by Grace Castagnetta]" (p. 641-658).
Includes index.
English edition has title: The arts of mankind.
Description: xxiii, 677 pages : illustrations, plates (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The art of prehistoric man --
The art of Egypt --
Babylon and Chaldea and the land of the mysterious Sumerians --
Heinrich Schliemann --
The art of the Greeks --
The age of Pericles --
Pots and pans and earrings and spoons --
The etruscans and the Romans --
The Jews --
Early christian art --
The Copts --
The art of the Byzantines --
Russia --
Islam --
Medieval Persia --
The Romanesque period --
The provence --
Gothic --
The end of the Gothic period --
The spirit of the Renaissance. Florence --
Il beato fra giovanni angelico da fiesole --
Niccolo Machiavelli --
Florences comes into its own as the world's greatest art center --
The putti --
The invention of the oil painting --
The Italian picture factory gets under way --
America --
New ears begin to listen where new eyes have already been taught to see --
The new prosperity reaches the heart of Europe --
A mighty fortress is our God --
Baroque --
The Dutch school of painting --
The grand siecle --
Monsieur de moliere dies and is buried in sacred ground --
The actor makes his reapperance --
The opera --
Cremona --
A new and fashionable form of entertainment --
Rococco. Some more rococo --
India, China, and Japan --
Goya --
The picture-book gives way to the music-book --
Bach, Handel, Hayden, Mozart, and Beethoven --
Pompeii, Winckelmann, and Lessing --
Revolution and Empire --
Chaos: 1815-1937 --
The romantic period --
Revolt in the studio --
Asylum --
The music in the nineteenth century --
Das lied --
Paganini and Liszt --
Berlioz --
Daguerre --
Johann Strauss --
Chopin --
Richard Wagner --
Johannes Brahms --
Claude Debussy.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.

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