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Federico Cheever
AudioFile, November 2013

Author Whitfield and narrator Sebastian Comberti do an excellent job of guiding the listener on a quick tour of Western art. In addition, Comberti’s pronunciations are excellent, and his voice is clear and measured. For those familiar with Western art, these mini-lectures will conjure up vivid mental images and memories. © 2013 AudioFile Read complete review

Gerald Fenech
Malta News Online, March 2012

Naxos have done art an immense service with the publication of this splendid Audiobook which is a must purchase for any of those who are interested in Western Art in general. One is transfixed and sits down to listen almost spellbound with Gomberti’s detailed and fastidiously created descriptions.

This is an audiobook to thrill and for those who love culture, it surely is a must have. © 2012 Malta News Online Read complete review

Rachel Recford
The Oldie, February 2012

Peter Whitfield skillfully compresses a great sweep of culture—from the ancient world to the present—into five hours. The changes in the 20th century have been the most seismic: the age-old stability of belief has been largely swept away along with ‘high art’. Now, anything goes, with ‘ugliness as valid as beauty, and formlessness as valid as form’. Most of all, this invigorating gallop through the centuries makes you set off the galleries. © 2012 The Oldie

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