From Library Journal
Britain & Ireland, the second book in the unique travel guide series provided by "Art-Sites," is, in the author's words, "organized geographically to promote walking tours or travel excursions." Unlike its predecessor, France (LJ 4/1/99), in which Stich had focused mostly on Paris and its architecture, this guide includes all major cities of the United Kingdom, starting with London and circling the coast of the country to cover Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, and Cardiff. This time, Stich also focuses more on the art of the country than on its architecture-as most of the British designs did not emerge until the 1980s and 1990s under the leadership of Tony Blair and the Young British Artists-and devotes a large space to the Millennium Projects, some of which are still under construction. With accompanying maps clearly marking site locations and using easily recognizable symbols to portray the different types of buildings such as museums or sculpture parks, this is a wonderful series that provides a new way of approaching well-known places. Recommended for all libraries.Stephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Lib., MD
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About the Author
Sidra Stich received a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, has taught and lectured widely, and has curated major exhibitions. She is the author of Yves Klein (1994), Rosmarie Trockel (1991), Made in USA (California, 1987), and Anxious Visions: Surrealist Art (1990).