Most helpful critical review
Suffers greatly from being written in a different era and irritating style
on 16 May 2014
This book was written along time ago (1964) and it shows, rather than being a classic I found it has a somewhat patronising style and endless rambling on which doesn't really add anything, at the end of one paragraph it sums it all up when it says 'All this is part of the eclecticism characteristic of modern art in general, and needs no further comment' - so why on earth did he spend the paragraph doing exactly that!
To be fair I would imagine in it's era having photos all in one place would have meant it was a valuable resource but I can't recommend it now.