belle epoque

Paris à Cheval

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Paris on Horseback was written and illustrated by French author and cartoonist known as Crafty, whose real name was Victor Eugène Geruzez (1840-1906), specializing in books on horses and hunting. The contents of the book are divided into sections: "Cavalry of Paris," "At the Bois de Boulogne," "At the Races," and "The Art of Falling from the Horse." These satirical and witty observations highlight the transactions and tricks that surrounded acquiring a horse from a Parisian horse dealer. It takes a comical view of French society, the racing world, the horse show, and dressage.

Color Problems; A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color

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Emily Noyes Vanderpoel was a painter who worked in watercolors and oils, and thus her understanding knowledge of color theory lends a generous hand to the text of this book. Intended to be consumed by designers, decorators, lithographers, and artists, this manual on color theory addresses the basic principles of color theory, color problems, and color harmonies. This first edition has 117 vivid color plates allow the reader to fully understand the concepts and harmonies addressed in the text of the book.