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Book Review

Book: Rick Steves' Mona Winks
Authors: Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
Published: 5th Edition, November 2001
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing

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Synopsis: Rick Steves provides the reader with self-guided tours of more than twenty of Europeís top museums including the Louvre, the British Museum, the Uffizi, the Prado and more. Each tour is composed of a selection of the most noteworthy works of art, the significance of the artwork in the context of history, and key facts that facilitate the readerís interpretation. Practical information about each museum such as hours, cost, cafes and restaurants, how to get there, and photography policies is also provided, as well as a brief art history primer and an index of artists and styles.

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Diana Blake is a professional artist and art history enthusiast. Her fascination with art history began when she encountered European art firsthand during several trips abroad as a young adult. As she began to compose a portfolio for her own art career, she called upon what she had seen in Europe and extended her knowledge to other styles of art through profuse reading and exhaustive research. As a result, Diana has written more than one hundred articles in which she delves into a variety of art history topics and she has compiled a list of links that she believes to be invaluable for art history enthusiasts. In addition, she also reviews books and movies on the topic of art history and has assembled an extensive list of online stores that sell books, movies and gift items related to art history.
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