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THE LURE OF ITALY Rare & Massive Vintage Art Book
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The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience 1760-1914. 1992. First Edition. Like New.

If you love Italy and/or 19th century American art, prepare to be enthralled by this brilliant and much-coveted work.

Both a scholarly text and an exhibition catalog, it was compiled by the show's curator: distinguished art historian Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. Its 470 pages include substantive essays by Stebbins and other experts; 319 illustrations (113 of which are color plates); and a full catalog of the exhibit, which opened in Boston on Sept. 16, 1992 and was seen in 1993 in Cleveland and Houston.

This was the first and remains the definitive study of the fascination Italy held for American artists from the time of neo-classicist Benjamin West to the eve of World War I, encompassing Roman, Florentine and Venetian phases.

From a New Mexico estate, our hardback First Edition is in superlative shape, complete with dust jacket. You could easily mistake it for new. Measuring about 10 by 11.25 inches and more than an inch thick, this hard-to-find volume is offered elsewhere online for $80 - $85 (plus shipping, a considerable cost for a book of such weight). Our price is thus a very good value, with U.S. shipping included -- or an equivalent discount on international delivery. We'll gift-wrap free, too, if desired. Thanks for looking!


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