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The best thing about this book is the selection of paintings. No-one is going to agree with all the selections (too much mediocre 19th century work for me) but they cover an impressively wide range of dates, styles and nationalities, and certainly introduced me to artists I was unfamiliar with.
My main criticism would be of the text. Although the book is by Stephen Farthing and Geoff Dyer, they contribute only the preface and the introduction; the comment on each painting is by one of around ninety other contributors. There is no indication of how the contributors were chosen but they range from a professor of art through a professor of gastroenterology to a semi-professional… Read more