ANTIQUE VIENNA BRONZES (Schiffer Book) Hardcover – 1 Feb 2008
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About the Author
Joseph Zobel has been collecting and professionally dealing in Vienna bronzes for over forty years in New York state.
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Good luck with the prices mentioned. Not helpful at all.
That being said, here are my quibbles. I considered giving 4 stars for the quibbles, but I know as an author, some things you just can't control, so I went with 5 stars.
(1) There is no index. An index is not necessary but it is helpful.
(2) More historical information might be nice.
(3) The caption on p. 142 does not fit the image.
(4) The dog on p. 101 is not a Great Dane.
(5) Captions on the felines would be helpful. I think I see Tom Kitten (?) on p. 48 but can't figure out the cat in front of him.
(6) Picture quality can vary widely. For instance, p. 184: the elephant is great, but the oasis is out of focus and the tone is redder than the elephant picture. Many pictures need front/fill lighting and depth of field adjustment.
(7) I'd like to see ch. 4 broken into two chapters, and make the cat chapter shorter -- and maybe listing all known activities the cats engage in.
So the quibbles can be addressed in the 2nd edition. I think Joseph Zobel has a beautiful book here, showing a broad overview of wiener bronzen, from the comical to the racy, and anyone interested in these pieces would find this a valuable resource. Congratulations!
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