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Danita L (ladygoshawke) | 660 comments Add the following description from the dust jacket to the book:

Sir John Pope-Hennessy ranks with Bernard Berenson and Kenneth Clark as one of the three geniuses of the twentieth century who changed the way we think about art. "Learning to Look" gives readers a vivid and moving account of a self-aught man who became one of the greatest art historians of our time.

This beautifully written memoir chronicles the experiences of an Englishman who has had an exceptional life and an unparalleled career, in which he held prestigious positions as director of the British Museum, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, consultative chairman of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others. An Oxford graduate in history, Pope-Hennessy is self-taught in the field of art history and became one of the leading art historians of the 20th century.

Filled with anecdotes and art, "Learning to Look" gives a critical, firsthand account of the great English and American museums and the roles they perform, while providing a delightful and fascinating account of the life and apprenticeship of a singular figure in the world of art.

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