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The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
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A very good read--its great seeing connections of all these pieces, and flipping through the referenced art pieces is the best part. Would be great on an iPad.

It's an introduction with a very wide breadth. It's fun learning about terms and concepts such as sfumato. However, some deviations into architecture are not as strong as the rest of the subject. Some connections and comments seem odd and out of place--this is essentially a casual read.

After reading, you will likely have a different perspective on art! It's interesting seeing explicitly the mastery of certain techniques, and then the next generation's rebellion and search for new problems.

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Reading Progress

January 20, 2015 – Started Reading
January 20, 2015 – Shelved
March 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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