Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Best Art You've Never Seen * review *
Across the globe there are scores of beautiful and unusual works of art that are largely unseen or fail to receive the critical acclaim they deserve. The Best Art You've Never Seen is your essential companion to this hidden world of artistic treasures. Travelling from Peru to Papua New Guinea, The Best Art You've Never Seen restores to view 101 wonderful treasures - uncovering neglected artistic wonders from off-beat corners of the world to store rooms in the world's great museums. Written by art expert and former museum director Julian Spalding, The Best Art You've Never Seen takes you into a world of beautiful and arresting artefacts and reveals their amazing stories. It unveils a surprising and unfamiliar alternative canon of works to offer a fresh and controversial take on the world of art.
Guest Review by my mom :)
This book is an art lover's dream. It not only has full colour photographs of hidden pieces of art from around the world, but also explains why this art has been hidden, in some cases since 30,000 BCE. There is a section in the book that goes through these artworks piece by piece and tells how and where to find them. A very thoughtful, fascinating and well-put-together book which could appeal to all ages.
Thanks so much to DK Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to review.