Soft pick for me. While it was definitely informative, the writing was a bit too scholarly for a subject I‘m not super familiar with. Main focus is on European art from medieval period through late 19th century. Very much lacking in artwork outside of that, even American artwork is limited. The plentiful reprints of the artwork made it worth it, but this is certainly not a comprehensive look at reading in art.
Recommend borrowing, as I did.
Clearly, a great amount of research was put into this book. I read through most of January, looked up my own birthday in September, and decided to call it quits. I will eventually read most of this book but I plan on using it more as a reference book then something I would read cover to cover.
A daily collection of literary events of great importance, amusing anecdotes & incidents that occurred on the page; Nissley's lively collection is the perfect choice for #TomorrowNeverKnows
Still 64 degrees and sunny when I hit home from work, so taking advantage to read a bit tonight before it gets too chilly!