Going by the book: a collector’s guide to the best reads on art
With more time our hands to research the arts works that inspire us, Ros Drinkwater asked some well-known art auctioneers to recommend the best writers on art and collecting
The phrase ‘cabin fever’ entered the lexicon in the 18th century when people were forced to self-isolate during a typhus epidemic. What goes around comes around and we are experiencing a tsunami of advice on how to counter self-isolation.
For mental stimulation, there’s nothing to beat a thumping good read. A book I strongly recommend is Robert Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, available on Amazon.
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