Art and Artists

@millie02 (6908)
United Kingdom
April 3, 2017 3:31am CST
When I saw this book for sale, I was in a bit of a hurry and I picked it up thinking that it was the sort of art book that would have lots of lovely pictures for me to look at. I love looking at picture books as much as I enjoy reading. In fact, some days I cannot be bothered to read and so I would rather browse through a book with lots of pictures in it. I find looking at picture books very relaxing especially when I am sat outside in the sunshine during the summer. When I got this book home I was disappointed to see that although the book was over five hundred pages long, there was not one picture in it. Then I read the cover more carefully and I noticed that it was not an art book as such, but it was a dictionary of art and artists. So I put it carefully away on my bookcase along with some other art books that I have collected. I was not disappointed for long because I often use it as a reference book when I need to find out anything about art or artists. I am also happy to say that I have even learned some new things from this book. Dictionary of Art and Artists was published by Penguin Reference and written by Peter and Linda Murray . It was first published in 1959.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
3 Apr 17
I like these kinds of books, though mine aren't about art. I have ones on subjects like food, history and sailing
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 17
Have you ever been sailing?
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
4 Apr 17
@millie02 No, I get sea sick very easily!
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 17
@Ronrybs That sounds nasty.
@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr 17
I can imagine that it has turned out a very useful book to have. It sounds a great reference book.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 17
It is useful , I often use it to find things out, and being small, it does not take up too much room.
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@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
3 Apr 17
Oh..really feeling sorry about it. Why did you take such a quick decision?
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 17
I did like it in the end.
@shshiju (10490)
• Cochin, India
10 Apr 17
Oh that's sad. If the book is not expected if there is any facility to replace it.