Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1985. Hardcover. Tan cloth with burgundy lettering on spine, burgundy & color illustrated dust jacket,. viii, 216 pp. 17 bw, 173 color reproductions. G+/G+ (Ex-library with stamps and labels on spine, inside front and rear covers, ffep.Light shelfwear to boards and block. Pages are otherwise clean.). Item #185475
"This is the manifesto of a group of American realist painters known collectively as the Boston School, a work which traces the roots of a classical tradition in search of lost beauty. In addition to more than 160 color plates of recent and historical works, this book presents a compelling analysis by twelve members of the school of the crisis confronting the modern painter and the demand for a return to representation of the natural world. The formidable tradition of the Boston School extends from the two dozen painters represented here to Boston's R.H. Ives Gammell, who taught many of these artists, to William McGregor Paxton, and from master to pupil back to J.L. Gerome, Paul Delaroche, Jacques-Louis David, and to the inspiration of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Michelangelo." - dust jacket description.