Summer 1944 • Vol. VI No. 3 Book ReviewsJuly 1, 1944 |

Drawing as a Constant Glory

History and Technique of Old Master Drawings by Charles de Tolnay. 261 collotypes after drawings, on 120 plates, text, bibliography and index. New York: H. Bittner and Company. 155 pages. $20.00. Master Drawings by Bryan Holme. 129 reproductions, with Introduction. New York: Studio Publications. $3.50. Modern Drawings. 73 full-pages of reproductions. Introduction by Monroe Wheeler. Museum of Modern Art. $2.25. Silly Girl by Angna Enters. Text with illustrations and 9 full page reproductions, some in color. Houghton Mifflin. 322 pages. $3.50. Candide by Voltaire. Text, with 26 illustrations by Paul Klee. New York: Pantheon Books. $9.50. Connoisseurs have long prized the drawing. Over 200 years ago Count de Caylus, addressing the French Academy, said that he who could read a drawing was already far advanced in his understanding of art. And Vasari, almost two centuries earlier, had assembled five great books to accommodate his gleanings among the draughtsmen from Giott

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