"Bring[s] art to life through empathy and eloquence. . . . This scholarly edition of Roger Fry's essays on Italian art captures a formative moment in the history of art history. . . . Outstanding. . . . Elam provides all of Fry's articles with footnotes, as well as meticulously and elegantly crafted introductions. Her own introductory essays, which occupy the first third of the book, are especially remarkable. These enrich the subject by supplying historical context in such matters as Fry's career and early formation, the Edwardian art world, his aesthetics, audiences and so on. This excellent book is one to consult regularly, not only on the subject of Fry and Italian art, but on a vital, formative moment in the history of art history."-- "Art Newspaper"