Places art history in context,
This review is from: Western Art and the Wider World (Paperback)
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This should be essential reading for any student of art history. It places art history in context and is both informative and at times provocative. I found it stimulated me to further reading.
However, it assumes a fair amount of prior knowledge and I think would prove quite difficult to someone who was a complete novice.