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1001 Paintings 2011: You Must See Before You Die

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1001 Paintings 2011: You Must See Before You Die (Cassell Illustrated), Stephen Farthing, book reviewI think I have come to 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die a little late in life, although I have seen a fair few of them already. Flicking through the pages for the first time, however, I could say for certain that there are plenty I have no wish to see, however significant they are considered to be. Others I will have to be content to see purely as reproductions in a book such as this one. Much as I would love to visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York, for instance, I think it is unlikely I shall ever do so. There again, if I needed an excuse to make another visit to Paris one day I now have one, as I have yet to go to the Musee d’Orsay.

The book begins with a two-page preface by Geoff Dyer, followed by a four-page introduction by the editor, Stephen Farthing.


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