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The Lost Painting
   This book was a really fun read if you like art as much as I do. Jonathan Harr took a somewhat interesting story and wrote about the people and events in a way to make it very exciting. The …
posted a Quick Tip about The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Naz.... June 10, 2010
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Most of us Art History Major have read a prolific amount about what the Nazi's did to the world of art in less than a decade.  This book focuses on the efforts to find and archive what the Nazi's …
reviewed Grant Wood: The Artist in the Hayloft. June 05, 2010
Grant Wood: The Artist in the Hayloft
As I was growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I often heard the name Grant Wood, for he lived in Cedar Rapids in his youth. Stone City is a short drive from Cedar Rapids and Wood founded an artist's colony …
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Ca.... May 25, 2010
The Lost Painting
True story that reads like a thriller. I learned an amazing amount about the world of museums, acquisition and restoration
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Ca.... May 25, 2010
The Lost Painting
Great Art History Read
Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
Pros: Interesting way to recount history; engaging and nicely written     Cons: Fails to appreciate the art for its own sake     The Bottom Line: Using the work …
reviewed The Private Life of a Masterpiece: Un.... August 13, 2009
Private Life of a Masterpiece
Monica Bohm-Duchen has taken eight famous paintings and told me the story of both the artist and the painting with the understanding that there really is no separation between the artist and his or her …
The Lost Painting
Pros: One of the best books about a specific artwork I've ever read. Fast moving.     Cons: Not one, seriously.     The Bottom Line: I read a lot of books about …
reviewed Gardner's Art Through the Ages. May 31, 2008
Gardner's Art Through the Ages Books
Pros: Comprehensive content, consistently organized study tool.     Cons: Some sections are REALLY long.      The Bottom Line: This study guide is a very helpful …
Gardner's Art Through the Ages With Infotrac
Pros: Excellent color reproductions, companion online resources.     Cons: Need to take up weightlifting to carry this book around.     The Bottom Line: This is …
reviewed The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Int.... August 24, 2005
The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to
I was glad I had this book along with me when I went to see the real Book of Kells at the Trinity College Library in Dublin. The lines of tourists waiting to view this famous eighth century manuscript …
reviewed The Passion of Artemisia. September 03, 2004
The Passion of Artemisia
I admit to knowing nothing about the subject of this novel, Artemisia, the first woman painter admitted to the Academia dell'arte in Florence, other than the information gleaned from this book and the …
reviewed The Passion of Artemisia. November 24, 2002
The Passion of Artemisia
There are two recent novels about the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the daughter of a prominent artist, who became an artist in her own right. I chose to read The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland, …
The Double Screen: Medium and Representation in
Pros: Reads easily, very informative     Cons: None that I can think of        I really enjoyed this book. Not having a lot of experience looking at Chinese …
reviewed Gardner's Art Through the Ages. January 28, 2000
Gardner's Art Through the Ages Books
Pros: Extensive information, wide variety of art and artists     Cons: HEAVY--should take weightlifting if you are going to carry this around!     The tenth edition …
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art
Pros: LOTS of information about LOTS of art     Cons: No major detail about any     The Annotated Mona Lisa is a wonderful source of information if you want to …
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