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Idiosyncratic and highly entertaining,
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This review is from: Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art World (Hardcover)
I was trying to think of the best way of describing this engaging and highly readable book, and the word I decided upon was idiosyncratic. I don't think it fits easily into a particular category. Part auction guide to buying and selling, part critique of artists, paintings and movements it really brings to life the art world the author has inhabited for over three decades. Want to know how a painting' s value is determined or why punters (the terminology is mine not Philip Hook' s) spend the money they do then you can do no better read than this marevellously entertaining tome (I do have one minor criticism, and I acknowledge this is a personal foible but I really wish the text had been justified on both sides and not the left only). Highly recommended.