Tuesday, May 02, 2006

art and history ... kind of like strawberry and lemon ice cream ... yummy!

My favorite historian who wrote

also wrote

Yea! I can't wait to read it this summer.


Warren said...

It's odd -- I never got into art history in school, yet three of the novels I've read most recently have featured art historians, or at least people very familiar with art history. It's making me aware that there's more to it than I thought before.

So thank you for these two book suggestions -- I may have to sit down and read one -- or both.

ckhnat said...

MODERN TIMES is a superb work detailing world history from the 20s to the 90s. Johnson is not afraid to let his conservative bias shine through and has a knack for humanizing key players in history.

I have high hopes for the Art book. Knowing Johnson, he'll place artists and their masterpieces within the context of their time periods making both come to life in our imaginations.

wisdomofthepages.com said...

Both of these books are superb! Excellent choice in an author.

wisdomofthepages.com said...

You also might want to pick up a very short work of Johnson's called The Renaissance, which due to the subject matter, obviously has a great deal to say about art history

Anonymous said...

you're gross. i searched for "art history" on here and came up with your crap. i can't believe your profile. i'm not just an art historian, i'm a feminist art historian. oooooo!!

Bobby said...

You gotta love anonymous folk.