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"An anthology crackling with visual energy."-The Times"A fat, fun volume."-Newsweek"This season's most interesting and accessible reference book."-Harper's Bazaar"Big, fun, well-designed guide to 500 favorite painters and sculptors."-Wall Street Journal"A must for beginners and art critics alike - believe me!"-What's On"The art book of the year."-Art and Craft Magazine"Beautifully designed. Thoroughly cross-referenced, the book presents a fresh perspective and is fantastic value."-The Good Book Guide"The Art Book which succeeded in bringing an enormously convoluted subject matter to a mass audience without... compromise."-The Inverness Courier"The ultimate art bluffer's book has arrived."-Options"It's an illuminating way of looking at art; and hard to put down!"-Leisure Painter"This is the perfect book... Something which you can buy and never regret. Dip into it occasionally and you'll emerge with a slight edge in Trivial Pursuit, but it can also take you by the hand and explain what can seem like a whole different world. Ten stars, or something."-Oxford Student"As a visual source book, its first class and gives you a quick tour of art history without necessarily leaving your chair. If art is a new interest, it's a great place to start but it will also be welcomed by regular gallery goers and students of art history."-Brisbane News"It's so nicely executed that it's a pleasure to look at and flick through, and acts very well as a springboard to send you off to look for more of their work."-Mail on Sunday"A new way of looking at art."-Yorkshire Evening Press"Presents a fresh perspective for those new to the study of art."-The Good Book Guide"As close to perfection as you'll get."-The Bookseller"Brilliantly eccentric."-Marie Claire