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Collectionspsychology (1), 99 novels (24), Kindle (15), Literature (102), Philosophy (29), travel (5), art history (488), detective and crime (54), Wishlist (12), Currently reading (3), Read but unowned (10), All collections (679)

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TagsItalian renaissance art (103), exh catalogue (86), connoisseurship (42), 17th century French art (36), iconography (32), 19th century French art (30), crime fiction (30), Italian baroque art (28), art theory (28), collectors (28) — see all tags

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About meI'm a professional art historian in the U.K. I specialize in renaissance and baroque art- though I do teach modern art occasionally. Teach the above as well as classes on looking at art, connoisseurship, aesthetics, and art theory.

About my libraryOver the last year I decided I needed to read more modern fiction, for stimulation and entertainment. So I set myself the challenge of reading through Anthony Burgess's 99 top novels from 1939. Well, I've read a few of them....

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Art & Books, Art Books, Art History, Art History Reading Challenge, Art is Life, Baker Street and Beyond, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Museum!

Favorite authorsWalter Benjamin, Hubert Damisch, Colin Dexter, Michel Foucault, Francis Haskell, P. D. James, Vladimir Nabokov, Erwin Panofsky, Ian Rankin, Edgar Wind (Shared favorites)


Real nameDavid Packwood

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Member sinceMar 31, 2010

Currently readingThe Sinister Side: How left-right symbolism shaped Western art by James Hall
Rubens: The Artist as Collector by Jeffrey M. Muller
Martin Eden by Jack London

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