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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful imagery, but.............................., October 23, 2002
This review is from: Ingres in Fashion: Representations of Dress and Appearance in Ingres`s Images of Women (Hardcover)
This is a great book if you can ignore the text. The quality of the pictures is superb and there are plenty of close ups which is invaluable for someone interested in Ingres' technique from an artistic point of view. However this book is more of a social commentary on Ingres and the times in which he lived then a straight collection on his works, and it's pretty uncomplimentry about most of the things it covers.
The quality of the reproductions and the helpful close-ups are invaluable for an artist interested in portraiture or Ingres' style, but the actual book seems to be written from the "I know everything about this subject and if I make it look stupid then I make myself look knowledgeable and clever" school of art critics/historians.
0 stars for the author but a definate 5 stars for the artwork. Highly recommended for the serious artist or art lover. I'm really glad I bought it.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2007 5:46:43 AM PDT
Luscher says:
thank g-d for comments that include informative phrases such as ''... and the helpful close-ups are invaluable for an artist interested in portraiture or ...''

if only more people understood and addressed the needs of art students and artists ! many art books on Amazon do not provide any valuable insight via the limited ( if present at all ) ''Look Inside'' feature - this book being a prime example, sharing mainly the TOC, flaps and Index
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