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Johnson's book is a very welcome edition to humanity's growing collection of literature that is worth reading, and a wonderful guide the field of Art.
Maybe, one can agree or not with the author's opinion but in any case, he makes you think and that is what makes this book remarkable.
An engaging summary from which i have gleaned much. I like the imaginative chapter titlles. The simplistic analysis of Modernism renamed "fashion art" is not very accurate but gets... Read morePublished 8 months ago by whispering hawk
It is very interesting to learn that the author, Paul Johnson, originally wanted to be an artist, but was warned off by his father, who saw the coming decades being full of frauds. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Geoff Puterbaugh
I'm a fan of Paul Johnson's earlier works from his long and prolific career. In those early books, I came across a new insight on every page: I was engaged and hungry for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr Garry
I have read this book a couple of times, and decided to spring for a personal copy. Mr. Johnson is very knowledgable about the arts and history, and this was a natural subject for... Read morePublished 19 months ago by ralph v. sparks
I have been waiting foo find and purchase this book, a great addition. Johnson once again producing a great book.Published 19 months ago by D.L@Denver
If you're not familiar, Paul Johnson is our living master historical writer. He's the closest writer we have to Winston Churchill today. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book is a bargain for the price. Like other reviewers I wish there had been more pictures, but what pictures there are are very good. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Kathleen
THIS IS A REMARKABLE BOOK BY A MOST TALENTED AND EXPERIENCED HISTORIAN, CRITIC, ARTIST- PRETTY MUCH COVERING THE GAUNTLET. Read morePublished on July 11, 2011 by Robert Barkley
To say this book is long is an understatement so you do get your money's worth. Could use a serious index and I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who isn't knowledgeable about art... Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by Brian Maitland