works of Marechal, which have caught the very vases the " easiest and most direct introduction to
spirit of the originals with all their suggestive a study of the material remains of ancient Greece,"
beauty. and points out that it is now possible for a small
The Italian Renaissance in England. By Lewis expenditure to bring together reproductions of
Einstein. (New York : the Macmillan Company), thousands of typical designs. He examines very
To a very considerable extent, the series of essays lucidly the chief phases of Greek life and thought,
now published by. Mr. Einstein bridges over a gap dwelling on the vocations and pastimes of the men
which has long existed in the history of Italian and the life of the women; defines very clearly
influence in England, and throws fresh light on the differences in the various shapes of Greek
certain modern tendencies of thought not pre- ceramic ware, and interprets the vase paintings
viously traced to their true source. With rare illustrative of Greek literature, whether epic or lyric.
critical acumen and a yet rarer sense of proportion— -
for he has not allowed his own individual predilec- Messrs. Heal & Son have published recently a
tions to destroy the balance of his work—he has tasteful pamphlet dealing with wooden bedsteads,
gathered up into a consecutive narrative the broken on the production of which considerable artistic
and long sundered links of a formidable chain feeling has been brought to bear. The pamphlet
of evidence, and carries his readers with him contains excellent photographic representations of
from the first chapter to the last. a large number of pieces of modern furniture, and
Ancient Peruvian Art. By Arthur Baessler. illustrations ot carpets and other textile fabrics.
(London : Asher & Co.) In 15 parts. Price
net per part.—We have received the first part of vjet-a-dt^c
this work, which promises to be a contribution of A WARDS IN « THE STUDIO "
unusual interest and value to the subject of the art / \ PRIZE COMPETITIONS,
and archaeology of the Incas. The author possesses / \
a collection of over ir,ooo articles from the pre- AA,1,J
Columbian groves, and it is his intention to repro- Design for a Showcard.
duce the principal objects in his possession with The Prize G£10) has been awarded to Doric
full detailed descriptions. The plates in the first (George W. Mason, 57 Ryan Street, Bradford,
part consist of battle scenes, in which the arms and Yorkshire).
costumes of the warriors of ancient Peru are well Designs by the following competitors have been
delineated, and other subjects copied from designs purchased for each : Puck (Maggie Tunn,
which figure upon pottery obtained from Ancon, r7 Boston Street, Dorset Square, London, N.W.);
Pacasmayo, Chimbote, Trujillo, and other centres. and W. H. W. (William H. White, 3 Colmore
There are some remarkable examples of feather Chambers, Newhall Street, Birmingham),
mosaic work reproduced in the original colours, ^ XXVIII )
exceedingly rare little figures in gold and silver, and n™^,., ™, r
01 bo Design for a Cottage.
a curious statuette in carved wood, which appears , • , ;__ ___. • , ...
, ' rl I he best designs sent in for this competition
to have been encrusted with mother-o'-pearl, many ^ bg used tQ & g ^ ^ ^
pieces of that material still adhering to it. The number Qf The g^^
plates are all produced by lithography, and no
expense seems to have been spared to make them (B XX.)
in all respects satisfactory. Design for a Bookplate.
lessons from Greek Pottery. By John Homer The awards will be made known in the October
Huddliston. (London: Macmillan & Co.)— number.
The appearance of this little volume is peculiarly (C XXI.)
opportune now that the excavations of recent years An Artistic Garden.
have done so much to modify the long accepted Although the prizes have been awarded, the
theories on the subject of Greek vases, or rather results in this competition are far from satisfactory.
of the meanings of the designs with which so many They show little or no appreciation for a charming
of them are adorned. The author has a very subject.
thorough grip of his subject, and is in most First Prize: D'Oro (Mrs.-Rennet-Were, Cot-
intimate touch with Greek thought as reflected lands, Sidmouth, Devon).
in the beautiful survivals of Greek art which have Second Prize : M. R. (McRenna Rovvand
been preserved. He considers the paintings on Ronald, 23 Rensington Gardens Square, W.).