A Handbook of Greek and Roman Sculpture

A Handbook of Greek and Roman Sculpture

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A Handbook of Greek and Roman Sculpture

A Handbook of Greek and Roman Sculpture

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This collection offers, on five hundred plates and forty-five text illustrations, the most important remains of Greek and Roman sculpture. Supplementary collections may be issued in the future as they become necessary and are asked for by those who use this series.

The plates have been made from original photographs especially imported by the Bureau of University Travel. In a few cases, where original photographs were inaccessible or where better results could be obtained from large plates or photographs in the possession of Harvard University, this has been done, and thanks are due to the proper authorities for the permission to use them. A small number of plates are copied from books. The plates are not "retouched." Where the backgrounds seem to have been painted black this is the defect of the original photograph.

In the classification the editor has aimed at clearness, believing to serve the student best by enabling him to find instantly the desired pictures. He has, therefore, often deviated from the general rule of giving in the several groups, first the statues of men, then those of women, and finally the reliefs and other temple sculptures. In the fifth-century group, for instance, the individual artists have been treated separately. In the sub-divisions, whenever possible, the alphabetical order has been followed. Where two or more pictures are given on one plate, the most important one has been printed in its proper place in . . .

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