From the Back Cover
“Do you love art but feel intimidated by it? …Then this book is for you!” — Anne Hawley , Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston “Long in coming, much needed, and clearly and accurately written. Congratulations, Tom.” — Peter L. Schaffer , A La Vieille Russie, New York Includes full–color gallery of great works of art! If you′ve wanted to take a closer look at art, but get intimidated by the art world, you′ll treasure Art For Dummies . In this down–to–earth guide, renowned art expert Thomas Hoving shows you how to get more out of a trip to the museum, from art appreciation 101 to a quick overview of major movements and artists. Discover how to: Look at art like an expert Get the most out of a museum Find the world′s best art collections Appreciate the world′s greatest masterpieces Start your own art collection Get smart! www.dummies.com
About the Author
Thomas Hoving is the former director of New York′s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the former editor of Connoisseur magazine, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Making the Mummies Dance .