A critical curation of 100 essential artworks • Packed with links to further reading, listening and viewing to take your enjoyment to the next level
by Chloë Ashby
Pub Date 06 Apr 2021
I love the chapter titles in this book. Here are just a few: You Can’t Leave Your Hat On; Troubled Dreams; To the Barricades and Natural Wonders. There is wit here too, as, for example, the section with leaving one’s hat on is actually about nudes. There are ten chapters in all and 100 artworks discussed.
The author’s goal was to include both well and lesser known artists. She also wanted to cover a wide time period. Both the selections and commentary held my interest.
A feature of this book that I very much liked was about links. These include the topics “see this, visit this, read this, watch this, listen to this and like this? try these.” These greatly add to what readers can get from the book itself.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to know a bit more about history. It is very well done.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.