Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
I use this book to homeschool. The book is very informative. Only, I find that it covers more of the background that leads to a particular piece of art rather than focusing on the art itself. For example: The life of the Egyptians, as discussed in the first chapter, is important because "The Book of the Dead," for example, was created to guide the dead, based on their beliefs. However, the content is limited to a paragraph, two at the most, that strictly says what it's used for, nothing about what is in it, what it was made of, etc. The same goes for the Cathedral of Notre Dame. A bit of history is given, but not much by way of intricate detail about the arches and the ever famous buttresses. So, in a few words I would say that the chapters are short and sweet, they cover all the basics necessary to know about the history of art, but nothing in depth about anything in particular. If studying a specific era I would supplement.
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