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Drawing an Elusive Line: The Art of Pierre-Paul Prud'Hon Hardcover – September, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874137349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874137347
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 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: #4,852,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Fischer on May 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The quantity of drawings is excellent, although some are surprisingly small. The bigger disappointment is the lack of color in the book. Prud'hon's academy drawings look lackluster on the page without the familiar blue tint of the paper. While this may be a small quibble for some, it takes a great deal away from getting the true experience of his work. The academy reproductions appear to lack detail I've seen in other books. Whether this is due to the lack of color or poor scanning I'm not sure. But the very fine detail of his chalk work is lost here.

The text is informative and well written. But it's the work you're buying the book for, and that's not nearly reproduced as well as it should have been. Overall, quite disappointing.
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