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Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Sydney - Goodreads

Bought this book when it was mentioned in a writing workshop about collage writing. Interesting vignettes, less about the artist himself, more about how loving a particular artist affects how one sees ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Virginia Bryant - Goodreads

Speaking of ""the gorgeously arabesques surfaces of the rococo as prologue to the planer fantasies and the point and line to plane capriccios of abstract art", and lots of musings on the commedia d'el ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Douglas Dalrymple - Goodreads

Somewhere in this unusual, gorgeously illustrated little book, Jed Perl quotes from a 1719 letter Antoine Watteau wrote to his friend Jean de Jullienne. “In my view,” Watteau writes, “you must either ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Tried to read this for Museum of Art Book club, but could not get past page 50. Attempted to read it several different times to no avail. Made absolutely no sense to me... Can't wait to hear the discussion at book club--maybe that will help. Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Having been introduced to the magic of Watteau by another writer (Eleanor Farjeon), it was lovely to find another soul enthralled by his magic. A quick read. Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

An amazing approach to art history. The author provides an alphabet to accompany the life of Watteau. For example "B is for Back" since Watteau features the back side of some many of his subjects. The ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

If I were to see a painting or sketch by Watteau in a museum, I'm not sure if it would catch my eye. I might look at it and think, "people, yawn," and move on. I tend to like abstract art or ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

At times while perusing this book (a better word than 'reading,' in the strictest sense)I had a feeling similar to when one wakes up from an odd, even surreal, afternoon nap (those daytime naps really ... Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - Prathima - Goodreads

Makes me wish I were back in the Louvre :( Read full review

Review: Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World

User Review  - mary elizabeth Williams - Goodreads

This was very disappointing! It got so much good hype, it was a real let down. Not worth your time!! Read full review


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