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The Porcelain Painter's Son

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The contents of this artistic little book proves that the pen that wrote The Grounds of a Homeopath's Faith, the most powerful argument in favor of Homoeopathy ever published, has not lost its old-time power or charm. The Porcelain Painter's Son is a Fantasy, and, something more, much more - it is the spirit of Homoeopathy and the great founder, and every reader will read and re-read it and arise with a truer and higher conception of what Homoeopathy really is.
-The Homeopathic Recorder, Vol. 13

This is a companion volume to "The Grounds of a Homeopath's Faith," and an appendix with the title of "Under which King Bezonian." The author styles it a fantasy on homeopathy and Hahnemann, yet deep down will be found a golden vein of pure science, that will give the reader a new inspiration into the early life of the Sage of Coethen.
But, whether we agree with the author or not, the entire homeopathic profession the world over, will sincerely regret after reading this little book - especially "Under which King Bezonian," - that as yet only these two small volumes have appeared from the most trenchant pen which our school has produced in this century. Oh! that we had a little more such inspiration and admonition as this on page 102:
"When the 'scientific' homeopath-that most perilous of wild fowl assails Hahnemann's teachings in the windy medical journal, or on the floor of the windier medical society, how many homeopathic students are qualified to judge the critic and the criticism? Indeed, I may ask, how many physicians? How many of either have ever read the Organon; how many have given it the serious and intelligent investigation that it both deserves and invites alike from friend and foe? If one is grossly ignorant of the Organon-that declaration of, exposition of, and defense of the principles and practice of homeopathy-by what shadow of right does such an one assume the title 'homeopathic' physician? Does a dabster in the practice, as an art, pretend to a knowledge of the principles, as a science? Has not Homeopathy too many of such pretenders-''doctors.' that cannot for the life of them deliver the goods they advertise? Can the truth, the absolute truth, the simple truth be presented, defended and triumphantly demonstrated by such advocates?"
We trust that every reader of the magazine will buy this book and keep it on the table in his reception room. It will do good.
-The Medical Advance, Vol. 36


Chinese Painters

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Chinese Painters - A Critical Study by Raphael Petrucci. In Raphael Petrucci, who died early in 1917, the world has lost one of the ablest and most devoted students and interpreters of the art of the Far East. He was only forty-five years of age, in the prime of his powers, brimming with energy and full of enterprises that promised richly. Though he did not die in the field, he was none the less a victim of the war. He had exhausted himself by his labours with the Belgian ambulances at La Panne, for Belgium was his adopted country. He had a house in Brussels, filled with a collection of Chinese and Japanese art, and a little cottage near the coast just over the borders of Holland. He came of the great and ancient Sienese family of the Petrucci, but his mother was French and he spent much of his earlier life in Paris, before settling in Brussels and marrying one of the daughters of the painter Verwee. He had also spent some time in Russia. In Brussels he was attached to the Institut Solvay. He was a man of science, a student of and writer on sociology and biology. He lectured on art and had a knowledge of the art of the world which few men in Europe rivalled. He wrote a philosophic novel, La Porte de l'Amour et de la Mort, which has run through several editions. He published a book on Michelangelo's poetry. At the same time he was a scientific engineer. When war broke out Petrucci was on his way home from Italy, where he had been engaged, I believe, on some large engineering project and he only got out of Switzerland into France by the last train which left Basle. He came to England for a time, looking after a number of Belgian refugees, including some very distinguished artists. At the end of 1914 he was engaged by the India office to do some valuable work in London on the collection of Chinese and Tibetan paintings brought back from Tun-huang by Sir Aurel Stein. He then worked at La Panne for the Belgian army hospital (he had had a medical training in his youth), went to Provence for a rest, fell ill and died in Paris after an operation. Raphael Petrucci was a man who seemed to reincarnate the boundless curiosity and the various ability of the men of the Italian Renaissance. But for some years before his death he had concentrated his powers chiefly on the study of Oriental art, of the Chinese language, and of Buddhist iconography. His most important work in this line is La Philosophie de la Nature dans l'Art d'Extreme Orient, a sumptuously printed folio published by Laurens in Paris, with illustrations by the Kokka Company, and written with as much charm as insight. Petrucci's knowledge of Chinese gave him an authority in interpreting Chinese art which writers on the subject have rarely combined with so much understanding of art in general, though as a connoisseur he was sometimes over-sanguine. His translation from a classic of Chinese art-criticism, originally published in a learned magazine, has lately appeared in book form. With his friend, Professor Chavannes, whose death, also in the prime of life, we have had to deplore still more recently, Petrucci edited the first volume of the splendid series Ars Asiatica. The present work, intended for the general reader and lover of art, illustrates his gift for luminous condensation and the happy treatment of a large theme. A man of winning manners, a most generous and loyal friend, Petrucci wore his manifold learning lightly; with immense energy and force of character, he was simple and warm-hearted and interested in the small things as well as the great things of life."


English Painters With A Chapter On American Painters

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.



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