BY FROFESSOR MAX LAUGER
ROUND THE EXHIBITION—III.
"GERMAN DECORATIVE ART."
BY GABRIEL MOUREY.
Praise without reserve must be accorded to
the German artists, craftsmen, and workmen of all
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ranks for the activity they have shown at the
Exhibition. It cannot be said, of course, that
their efforts have in every case produced results
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which defy criticism; but at any rate, if the works
they exhibit are not absolutely perfect, they impress
one as being absolutely honest in intention; the
ideas they illustrate are excellent, and almost
without exception they reveal a truly characteristic
Germanic sense of decorative art. Whether this
be absolutely the best and most fully original work
that Germany can furnish I know not, and if I
hesitate in pronouncing an opinion on the point it
is because I cannot help feeling a little doubtful