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Carol Strickland is the author of the historical novel "The Eagle and the Swan" published as an eBook and available from amazon for kindle and iPad. (See the book's website: http://www.theeagleandtheswan.com.) She has written many non-fiction books and is an art critic/journalist.
Her two books on the history of art and architecture (The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in the History of Art from Prehistoric to Post-Modern and The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture) have sold more than 400,000 copies in multiple editions and translations. Strickland has also published The Illustrated Timeline of Art History: A Crash Course in Words and Pictures and The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature: A Crash Course...more


Turkey has just been awarded the 2014 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice award as the #1 place tourists want to visit. Istanbul was voted the top travel destination, outranking Rome, Paris, New York, and London. In 2013 Turkey was already the sixth most visited country, with 35 million visitors.

All visitors to Istanbul goggle in amazement at Justinian’s creation, the Hagia Sophia basilica. A descri... Read more of this blog post »
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The Annotated Mona Lisa
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The Eagle and the Swan
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Carol Strickland is finished with The Judgment of Paris: Really enjoying reading about the background to the Impressionist revolution. King makes the artists come alive as people.
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
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Color images of paintings are the best part. The discussion of the movement and individual artists is way too general, for all the heft and size of this book. I'm writing a book on Impressionism myself and read this for background research. Unfortuna...more
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Carol Strickland My Pinterest account http://www.pinterest.com/carol8276/
has 3 boards with images of art and maps to show the scene of my novel The Eagle and the Swan: (1) Leda and the swan page has art related to this myth (and the infamous dance Theodora was known for), (2) Empress Theodora board shows the heroine, (3) Constantinople board has scenes from the late Roman Empire in the capital of Byzantium, c. 6th century


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