ART OF THE WEST by Henri Focillon
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This exploration of Romanesque art by a French critic who became established between the two world wars and who was a fine medieval scholar emphasizes the various techniques which grew out of the medieval way of life. Through a perceptive analysis of architecture and sculpture, Focillon reveals medieval man as more than a vague shadow; he shows that were it not for the art work of the period, we would know little about medieval life. There are 158 black and white photographs which are referred to-- by number in the margins-- at appropriate places in the text. An excellent study for student and scholar, this is the first volume of a set-- the second being Focillon's analysis of Gothic art.

Publisher: New York Graphic Society