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Great Works of Art and What Makes Them Great, By F.W. Ruckstull.

Ruckstull, Frederick Wellington.

Published by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, Garden City, N.Y., 1925
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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xix + 552 p. + 136 plates with 189 halftone ill.; 15 additional ill. in text. Anti-modernist diatribe, with chapter on "Examples of Noble Works of Art by Americans", p. 462-486; and autobiography of the author, p. 517-542, including 23 illustrated examples of his work in sculpture and lively reminiscences of the contentious art scene in Paris (where he was a Salon exhibitor) and New York in the 1880s and 1890s. The author, Frederick Wellington Ruckstull (1853-1942) was "First Chief of Sculpture, St. Louis World's Fair" and editor of the short-lived anti-modernist periodical, The Art World, 1916-1918. Bookseller Inventory # 007295

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Title: Great Works of Art and What Makes Them Great...

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, Garden City, N.Y.

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

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