Joseph Pennell's Pictures in the Land of Temples

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    THE sub-title to this attractive volume very well describes its contents. It runs: “Reproductions of a series of lithographs made by him. in the land of temples, March-June, 1913, together with impressions and notes by the artist.” The illustrations start at Taormina, proceed around Sicily-thence to Italy, and are continued in Greece. The book is dedicated to Mr. R. M. Dawkins, late director of the British School at Athens, who showed Mr. Pennell where he would find the temples. The artist says with becoming modesty that having seen the pictures Mr. Daw-kins expressed the opinion that they had “something of the character and romance of the country.” It is unnecessary here to praise the work of so distinguished an artist; it is enough to say that the pictures convey just the impression which the temples made upon Mr. Pennell: “the great feeling of the Greeks for site in placing their temples and shrines in the landscape-so that they not only became a part of it, but it leads up to them.”

    Joseph Pennell's Pictures in the Land of Temples.

    40 illustrations. (London: William Heinemann, 1915.) Price 5s. net.

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    Joseph Pennell's Pictures in the Land of Temples . Nature 95, 394 (1915) doi:10.1038/095394b0

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