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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great for visiting galleries, 17 Feb 2012
I bought this book as I love art, but felt that I didn't have a broad enough understanding of the styles, where they came from and who the artists were. It provides a very good introduction to the majority of isms and now I am delving more deeply into certain periods or artists that I really love with a far better all round knowledge. I can now even spot an ism without reading the description.
A great feature is that on each ism page, it provides you with a list of good examples from just one gallery, as well as a more comprehensive list at the back. I recently visited London's National Gallery for the first time in years, armed with this book and it really brought it all to life for me, love it.