* 'Great art has dreadful manners...' Simon Schama observes at the start of his epic exploration of the power, and whole point, of art. 'The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality...' * With the same disarming force, Power of Art jolts us far from ...

The Power of Art 2009, The Bodley Head Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781847921185


The Power of Art 2006, Ecco Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780061176104