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This is an excellent example of the artist's eye at work: seeing what is not easily visible to the rest of us.--Literary Review
There are as many opinions on offer here as there are artists, but then, as Frank Auerbach puts it: 'To miraculously hold together contradictions and incompatibilities is a good definition of art.' --The Scotsman
As a work of art in its own right, it looks and feels like a feast --Times Literary Supplement
A fascinating book … unaffected, inspiring responses to art across the ages --Metro
A brilliant, argumentative and provocative anthology, ideal for dipping in and out of … We come away from this book with all sorts of avenues to explore ourselves, and an enhanced understanding of the talents and even visionary genius of artists past and present --Marina Vaizey, V&A Magazine
Providing a much-needed alternative look at art history from the 15th to the mid-20th century, In My View is a valuable collection of vignettes, personal stories, moments and reflections from some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable and powerful figures --Aesthetica
Celebratory … the insights convey a sparky electricity between artists through time --Art Review
A simple idea elegantly executed in an attractive, compact, well-illustrated volume --Best Books 2012, The Financial Times
Invariable fascinating --Spectator
A superb collection of testimonials recalling childhood epiphanies in museums or libraries, moments that now seem like the start of a new artistic vocation --The Observer
Absorbing ... elegantly designed and cleverly conceived. --The Arts Newspaper
A terrific idea. This wonderful book presents an entirely new way of looking at art … the deeply personal stories reveal the profound connections between artists, shedding light on the work of both the past and the present creators, as well as capturing the joy that can come from encounters with great art --Good Book Guide
Simon Grant is a writer and art historian, and has been editor of Tate Etc. magazine since 2004. His writings on art include catalogue essays on Paul Nash, Keith Tyson and Tacita Dean, and reviews for the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, the Independent on Sunday, Parkett and The Burlington Magazine.
This book contains brief, concise essays by today's artists on the art of yesteryear. It keeps its focus by getting the artists to concentrate on (usually) one work: the one that... Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2013 by Patrick Neylan
For all professional artists and art historians this book provids an insight into life as an Artist today and what influences their work, their interests and ideas.Published on 28 Mar. 2013 by Melie
This is an odd book. Odd because it doesn't fall into any conventional expectations of what I'd consider an "art book". Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by TheRedBlueBlur
I enjoyed this book a great deal - I found the work of artists from the past far more engaging than those of today (I suspect most readers will feel the same) - this book forms a... Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 2012 by R. Tait
This is an interesting book that presents artworks which have inspired or influenced 75 contemporary artists. Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2012 by G. E. Harrison
Although this book is not I would suggest for the connoisseur it is nevertheless an interesting and fascinating journey through the inspirations and preferences of more than... Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2012 by Champollion
If the late Thomas Kincaid (the USA's best-selling artist, and painter of cringingly treacly greetings card landscapes with, he says, God guiding his hand) lies at one end of the... Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2012 by Jeff Walmsley
This is a fascinating and interestingly informative book for any contemporary art lover. It is like wandering around a gallery with an informed and objective companion. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2012 by Mr. G. C. Stone