"The adoration of the magi."--Leonardo Da Vinci.--The Pompadour in art.--An unpopular master [Nicholas Poussin]--A defence of criticism.--The artist and his audience.--Wilfulness and wisdom.--"The magic flute."--Process or person?--The artist and the tradesman.--Professionalism in art.--Waste or creation?
"Ex libris Eric Gill."
Evidence reported by julielefevre for item essaysonart00clutrich on November 20, 2007: no visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1920.
July 17, 2016 Subject:
Who cares about the former owner?
The record indicates that Eric Gill was the former owner of this book. Who cares??? There are no indications as to who the former owner was, there are no notes of any kind by any previous owner besides Eric Gill died in 1942--presumably there was a subsequent owner.
It is ridiculous to do a search for Eric Gill using the "Creator" designation the IA uses and have books that may or may not have been owned by someone else! I am not looking for books "owned" by Eric Gill, I am looking for books or other works BY Eric Gill. This is a time-waster and creates an inaccurate record. What's the point of making it a searchable part of the record? Designate former owners, if you must, under a "notes" section that won't waste everyone's time.