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Alexandre Cabanel: The Tradition of Beauty Hardcover – July 15, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Hirmer Publishers (July 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3777436917
  • ISBN-13: 978-3777436913
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andreas Blühm is director of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Foundation Corboud in Cologne, Germany.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Roman G on February 25, 2012
I enjoyed this look at Alexandre Cabanel's life and work. It's obvious that a great deal of research went into this account and it's worth reading once if you are interested in the man's works. The one thing that I found odd was that, for a book about art, the art itself was very small. Paintings which are 6 feet tall in real life don't even get a full-page spread in the book. It would have been much more enjoyable to see larger images along with smaller close-ups of some of the more intricate parts of the paintings as well. I feel like a lot of the detail of the art was needlessly lost.
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