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Excellent, but watch for bad copies
on August 22, 2010
I use this text in a 100 level Music and Art appreciation class I teach at the university level. This book is generally excellent until the last chapter, where the emphasis they place on modern art has proven, over the last 15 years since this edition was last updated, to be a little bit out of date. In fairness, more in the art areas than the music areas. Art is an area where value changes over time, and that shows in the last chapter. However, I feel the rest of the text is superb, and works well for my course, and with my students. I cannot seem to locate another combined art and music book that works better.