'Hugely readable... a book of eyewitness accounts about the whole artistic process - from the artists themselves, their studios, materials and methods, to their patrons and critics... consistently entertaining.'
Michael Prodger, Sunday Telegraph
'The Penguin Book of Art Writing takes a painterly approach to the subject, presenting extracts without comment and leaving the reader to enjoy them or not... what they collectively portray is the endless battle between things that can be said and those that can only be seen.'
Charles Darwent, New Statesman
'A masterpiece of innumerable illuminations.'