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If you've always wanted to find out more about art but felt intimidated by the
overeducated art world, then you've found the answer. Art For Dummies is the
book that will have you and everyone you know clamoring outside the doors of
your local museum. Thomas Hoving, former director of New York's Metropolitan
Museum of Art, is credited with revolutionizing the Met, doubling its size
during his tenure, and bringing art to the masses. Let him bring art to you as
In Art For Dummies , Thomas Hoving provides a how-to guide to the art world.
First, he guides you through an introduction to art appreciation, pointing out
the details that you've always noticed but have never been able to explain.
Next, Hoving takes you on a ride through art history. (Have you ever regretted
not taking those art history classes in school With Art For Dummies , you'll
feel all caught up and ready to spar with the local intellectuals.) Hoving even
includes a guide to the world?s top art cities and centers, a listing that can
help you prepare for your next artistic voyage. With this guide, you can
discover where to go in order to see the greatest works of art, and you can
also find out about hidden treasures in nearby art museums.
You also get a great start for seeking out art with Hoving's lists of the
greatest works of Western civilization, the most interesting artists, and the
contemporary artists to watch. Don't wait another day to introduce yourself to
the art world!