on 11 February 2010
This book is a very valuable introduction to art theory from the Antiquity to the present time.
It is clearly written and concepts are explained in a straightforward way.
It will be of special interest to readers most interested in modern and contemporary times as the content is unbalanced with shorter chapters about antique and medieval periods and longer more thorough ones about modern and contemporary periods. As a consequence, the first chapters might become more like a foreword for later material in the book itself.
The suggestions for further reading at the end of the volume is a real gem with short comments and notes about the characteristic of every mentioned reference.