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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter VII: Orient during the Middle Ages: Saracenic, Chinese, and Japanese,   pp. [81]-99 PDF (5.7 MB)


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CHAPTER VII 
      ORIENT DURING THE MIDDLE AGES 
             SARACENIC, CHINESE AND JAPANESE 
        "Beauty is nature's coin, must not be boarded 
        But must be current, and the good tbereof 
        Consists in mutual partaken bliss, 
        Unsavoury in the enjoyment of itself: 
        If you let slip time, like a neglected rose 
        It witbers on the stalk with languished head." - Milton. 
    The arts of the Christian and the Pagan worlds were united at 
Byzantium, and there again they separated, not according to geo- 
graphical divisions but according to differences in style. Each of 


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