Seven university lectures on the technical beauties of painting. The lectures included in this volume were delivered to students of Princeton College, Columbia College and Rutgers College. Van Dyke writes that modern painting is so largely a matter of taste that no one, not even an artist, is allowed to dogmatize about it, or lay down arbitrary rules for its production. Sometimes a candid statement of one's view or preference helps others to a better understanding or a keener enjoyment
ART FOR ART'S SAKE by John C. Van Dyke
Hardcover NY: Scribner's, 1904. 7 x 4 1/2 in, 249 pp., 24 b/w reproductions of famous paintings through the ages. Handsome wine red & gilt decorated cloth, binding design by Margaret Armstrong, gilt lettering on spine & front cover. Edgewear to boards, name ffep, bookplate inside cover, inside very nice.