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Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
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This book records Hoving's passionate, opinionated, and sometimes controversial selection of the 111 masterpieces of Western art that have changed his life. Encompassing paintings by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Renoir, Matisse, and Pollock; frescoes by Piero della Francesca; mosaics and altarpieces; jewelry, tapestries, and illuminated manuscripts; and sculpture by Cellini and Michelangelo, the book offers a fresh, stimulating take on Western man's artistic accomplishments through the eye of an often provocative and always impassioned connoisseur. Each work is reproduced in color and is accompanied by Hoving's incisive, succinct, and witty explanation of its hold on his heart and mind.
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