Image from page 368 of "American homes and gardens" (1905)
Title: American homes and gardens
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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dwhat is good in medicine or best in foods.Hence the production of books like Mr. Caf-fins, which is a more than usually helpfulone. It is sanely written, and while it doesnot profess to be a history of art as a whole,it so well covers the field of painting that itmay admirably serve as a guide to the wholesubject. Mr. Caffin has selected fifty-six painters,who are the pivotal ones by reason of whatthese artists have accomplished or of their in-fluence upon others. He has not attempted topick out a list of the most famous names in art,but to unfold the gradual progress of painting,to show how various motives have from timeto time influenced artists, and how the scene ofvital progress has sifted from country to coun-try. He wisely points out that while the stud-ent is buried in the history of one school it isdifficult for him to bear in mind what is beingdone by contemporary artists in other schools.He has, accordingly, as often as possible, November, 1906 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 14
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