Six Greek Sculptors

Six Greek Sculptors

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Six Greek Sculptors

Six Greek Sculptors

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To each of the six Greek sculptors from whom this book takes its title a separate volume might well have been assigned in a series such as the present. But when the editor of the series suggested to me that the great sculptors of Greece should be grouped together, I accepted the suggestion because it seemed that a definite need might thus be met. There are probably many people who wish to acquire some grasp of the character of the chief sculptors, without following the whole course of the history of Greek sculpture from its origins to its decadence; and there are others who desire to supplement what general outlines of this history they may have learnt by a more vivid realisation and appreciation of the work of the leading artists. There is no need to defend the selection of the six sculptors to whom the chapters of the book are devoted. Alike in their influence on their contem-

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