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By Colta Feller Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Julie A. Steiner, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Whilst French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas died in 1917, his massive deepest selection of over 5,000 work and prints got here to mild, containing works by way of Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Cassatt. the gathering is reconstructed right here for the 1st time during this soaking up booklet, in addition to eleven essays approximately Degas and his occasions. 250 illustrations, two hundred in complete colour.

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Leonardo da Vinci But of all other stupendous inventions, what sublimity of mind must have been his who conceived how to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person, though very far distant either in time or place? And with no greater difficulty than the various arrangement of two dozen little signs upon paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable inventions of man. —Galileo Galilei Of all the great hybrid unions that breed furious release of energy and change, there is none to surpass the meeting of literate and oral cultures.

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And with no greater difficulty than the various arrangement of two dozen little signs upon paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable inventions of man. —Galileo Galilei Of all the great hybrid unions that breed furious release of energy and change, there is none to surpass the meeting of literate and oral cultures. The giving to man of an eye for an ear by phonetic literacy is, socially and politically, probably the most radical explosion that can occur in any social structure. —Marshall McLuhan In 1481, Pope Sixtus VI summoned many of Florence’s most ­outstanding artists to Rome.

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