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Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

‘Great art has dreadful manners…

…The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.’ In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives.

Selected from The Power of Art


VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series:
Religion by Karen Armstrong
Science by Ian McEwan

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  • Paperback

    9781784875671

    October 1, 2019

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $7.99

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  • EBook

    9781473570887

    October 3, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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