Such a wonderful big book of art, it is so enormous and totally eclectic. I love reading it with my 12 year old son, there is every kind of creativity in here and as an artist myself I love so much of it, it is really awakening his interest in art too.
I bought this book for a friend as a present, I was so impressed with the quality of the prints and the breadth of artists covered that I also bought a copy for myself. This is a great reference book and opens up the world of art to anybody that has any interest in the subject in a concise and coherent form. It is a book that I know I will view and enjoy over and over again.
amazing how frequently can randomly select pages and not having heard of the artist- great educator.
very useful reference book providing good cross reference to similar artists - just one selected photo of each artist and likely one you don't know- names of others might be good future addition. alone dosnt make you an expert on a particular artist and dosnt have you saying 'thats brilliant but usually enough to make you go look further - google or whatever or exhibition
I used to have the very small paperback version of this book which you could slip into a bag and carry around with you for dipping into. Thought I would try the hard back which is huge and heavy but absolutely worth every penny. The quality of the photographs is excellent and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in art.