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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