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A world tour through the humanities, 19 Mar 2007
This book is superb. One of those that you read and then go back to, picking out your favourite sections. The title is a bit cryptic, it really is a journey through the arts subjects: history, art history, philosophy, architecture, religous studies, literature in English. Each subject contextualised in terms of a journey. Hugely thought provoking and stimulating you to go and find out more about each subject. I'm off now to find a book about Alexander von Humboldt - my favourite bit of the book. And the bit on Edward Hopper. And ...