A History of Art for Beginners and Students
by Clara E. C. Waters
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2008
The fine arts are Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Poetry, and Music, and though we could live if none of these existed, yet life would be far from the pleasant experience that it is often made to be through the enjoyment of these arts.
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