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KIRKUS REVIEW

This latest in the Art Treasures series somehow fails to meet the high standards of its predecessors. Where Rene Huyghe, for instance, vivifies the Louvre, Mr. Haak only presents in a cold, competent fashion the history and artistic background, standards of excellence, and scope of Amsterdam's collection. The arrangement is no more inspired. But the caption texts are excellent and so are the full photographs, with the enlargement of significant details. Paintings, chiefly chronological in order, provide the primary focus; sculpture seems minor in this collection; crafts and furniture, while represented, do not convey the real interest of setting, evident in the museum itself.

Publisher: Abrams