“…an overview of the visual arts, architecture, literature, music, theatre, dance, and film of the Western tradition in the context of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, science, and politics that surrounded them.”
I just saw a documentary on the cover painting, The Art of Painting by Vermeer, so I had to get this book. That’s logical, right? I like the integrated approach and it should be a fun read.
I love this because it contains everything—ecosystems, plants, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, molluscs, insects, etc. Every kid should be given one so they can get to know their neighbours.