I have received a lot of emails recently from high school students or new college students wondering how to approach the study of art history. This is a response I wrote to those who emailed me using Tumblr. My goal is that this post will give high school students & recent grads interested in art history practical and pertinent information and advice they can use until my book, The Study of Art History: From High School through College, is complete.
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The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art Noah Charney and Ingrid Rowland
W. W. Norton & Company (2017)
"In every group of travelers, every bunch of tourists in a bus, there is at least one man who insists on pointing out to the others the beauty or interest of things they encounter, even though the others can see the things, too: we are that man, I am afraid, au fond." — Michael Baxandall