Gilson, Etienne. Painting and Reality: The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 1955

Gilson, Etienne. Painting and Reality: The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 1955

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Gilson, Etienne. Painting and Reality: The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 1955, National Gallery of Art, Washington. (Bollingen Series XXXV 4). Pantheon Books, 1957. First Edition.

Fine blue & black cloth, 8 x 10 inches, xxiv., 367 clean pp. Good dust jacket, some small chips/wear to the edges, some darkening to the white sections. Fine in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [4625] 

Etienne Gilson (1884-1978), French Catholic philosopher and historian of medieval thought, "one of the most eminent international scholars of the 20th century." - Encyclopedia Britannnica.

The book is about the kind of reality proper to paintings and their relation to the natural order.