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Claus Virch, "The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection"

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Claus Virch, "The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection"

Claus Virch, "The Adele and Arthur Lehman Collection"
1965 | ASIN: B00FAKYJ20 | English | PDF | 114 pages | 9.7 MB

This catalogue tries to record and thus to preserve an aspect of life and culture in New York that is fast vanishing. Most great works of art are now in educational institutions, but those still in private collections, when assembled with love and understanding and arranged in harmonious surroundings, take on a living quality and an intimate appeal that they lose in a museum. …

Kurt Weitzmann, "Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century"

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Kurt Weitzmann, "Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century"

Kurt Weitzmann, "Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century"
1979 | ISBN: 0870991795 | English | PDF | 784 pages | 93.3 MB

The first centuries of the Christian Era were ones of extraordinary upheaval: the great traditions of the classical world were transformed by dramatic changes in the political and social structure, by continual warfare against invaders, and by the growing influence of the nascent religion Christianity. The trend of this period has been interpreted by some historians as the decline of civilization, but it is represented by its art as a time of cultural experimentation. …