Sound but why so few well known artworks,
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This review is from: The Beginner's Guide to Art (Paperback)
I bought this book having borrowed it from the library. It is very clearly written with a full historical survey, followed by an alphabetical biography of artists, incl. sculptors and architects.
I have two criticisms:
1) the work is a French translation and is rather geared to that country with some rather more obscure artists and largely French examples.
2) the historical section refers you to some of the individual artist biographies which requires unnecessary page turning and for many of the best known artists there is only one illustration which is frequently by far form being the artist's best known work.
Overall good value and a sound intro to art trends since the cavemen.