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Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places Being Papers on Art, in Relation to Archaeology, Painting, Art-Decoration, and Art-Manufacture   By: (1814-1866)

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Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places offers readers a captivating journey through the depths of art history and archaeology. Author F.W. Fairholt compiles a series of scholarly papers that delve into various aspects of art, from archaeology to painting, art decoration, and art manufacture.

One of the standout features of this book is Fairholt's ability to seamlessly transport readers, both experienced art enthusiasts and newcomers alike, into different historical periods. Through vivid descriptions and meticulous research, the author paints a detailed picture of the places he explores and the books he encounters.

Fairholt's love for art and history shines through every page, making it evident that this work is a result of a genuine passion. In each paper, he skillfully connects different fields of study, intertwining archaeology with painting and art decoration, giving readers a comprehensive view of how these disciplines are interconnected.

The writing style is engaging and approachable, making complex topics accessible to a wide range of readers. Fairholt expertly balances academic rigor with storytelling, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in his narratives. His ability to bring to life the precious pieces of art and architecture he encounters truly sets this book apart.

Throughout the book, Fairholt provides countless insights and anecdotes that enhance the reading experience. Whether he is discussing hidden art treasures or describing the techniques involved in art manufacture, his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm are evident.

The only potential downside of the book is its somewhat niche subject matter. While art lovers and history enthusiasts will undoubtedly find it enthralling, it may not appeal to a broader audience. However, for those with a genuine interest in art and archaeology, this book is an invaluable resource.

Overall, Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places is an enthralling journey through the realms of art and archaeology. F.W. Fairholt's passion for these subjects is contagious, and his ability to connect different fields of study makes for a truly enlightening read. If you have ever wondered about the intricate relationship between art and archaeology, this book is an absolute must-read.

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Transcriber's Note

Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text. Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of these words is found at the end of the text. Oe ligatures have been expanded.

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[Illustration: THE GREAT HORSE.

From an Allegorical Engraving by Albert Dürer. ]

RAMBLES OF AN ARCHÆOLOGIST AMONG OLD BOOKS AND IN OLD PLACES:

BEING

=Papers on Art,=

IN RELATION TO

ARCHÆOLOGY, PAINTING, ART DECORATION, AND ART MANUFACTURE.

BY FREDERICK WILLIAM FAIRHOLT, F.S.A., AUTHOR OF "DICTIONARY OF TERMS IN ART," ETC.

=Illustrated with Two Hundred and Fifty nine Wood Engravings.=

LONDON: VIRTUE AND CO., 26, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1871.

EDITORIAL NOTE.

The following Papers originally appeared in the Art Journal , for which they were specially written... Continue reading book >>




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