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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Book Review - Flowers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Flowers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

By Pamela Robertson
September 1995
Hardcover, 112 pages
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
ISBN 0810933330

Flowers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh is a delightful book that seduces the reader with its stunning images and intriguing text. And any fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh will probably find it difficult to resist such a delicious combination.

The focus of the book - as the title suggests - is mainly on the images of flowers that Mackintosh created throughout his artistic career. These depictions of flowers may come as a revelation to many people who have only seen Mackintosh's architecture, for they show a side of the artist that is not normally seen in his more formal works.

Most of the floral images were done in watercolor, which, as any painter will tell you, is a demanding medium. And yet Mackintosh handles watercolor with such subtlety and skill that the resulting images are nothing short of remarkable. Well, as the old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words", so you are invited to check out the book, and see these fabulous flowers for yourself. Just remember - you too might be seduced by this compelling book.

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