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Evolution in Art: as Illustrated by the Life-Histories of Designs

Length: 211 pages6 hours


First published in 1895.According to the Preface: "Notwithstanding the immense number of books, dissertations, and papers which have been written on pictorial and decorative art, I venture to add one more to their number. I profess to be neither an artist nor an art critic, but simply a biologist who has had his attention turned to the subject of decorative art. One of my objects is to show that delineations have an individuality and a life-history which can be studied quite irrespectively of their artistic merit."

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