by Kenyon Cox (1905)
Possibly the most highly-regarded art critic in the United States, this collection of essays is part of the bedrock of art history. The book is divided into two parts: the "Old Masters," from Perugino and Michelangelo to Rembrandt and William Blake; and the "New Masters," most particularly Saint-Gaudens. His discussion of Rubens, Whistler, and Sargent are still frequently cited.
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