Roskill, Mark: WHAT IS ART HISTORY?
Book Number: 011329
Thames and Hudson London 1976 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 192pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt publisher's insignia to front panel of undamaged cloth boards. Leaves clean and crisp, with only a faint hint of tanning to textblock edges. Art-illustrated (detail from 'The Story of Theophilus', by Masaccio and Filippino Lippi), loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased, minor surface abrasions. From the jacket flap: "From being the dilettante's hobby, art history has become a highly skilled and professional discipline, but a discipline that still needs flair, judgement and aesthetic perception . . . Mark Roskill, himself a teacher, writes for the student and the interested layman, and imparts the excitement of the art historian when on the track of a discovery." Contents include: Preface, 9 chapters, Epilogue, References and Books for Further Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 640g. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall