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ART: I've decided that I'm going to learn more about art (and music, but one thing at a time) and I need help. I spent a few minutes looking over the art textbooks at the local university's bookstore and I found a few titles but I'd rather not waste $60 - $100 on textbooks that are overpriced and bad, like so many college textbooks are. So I'm hoping people with much more background in art than I have can give me some suggestions on titles to read to get a sort of non-university art course. I'm looking for explanations of different periods, different styles, the major contributors to those periods/styles, all the stuff I imagine you get from a good art history / art appreciation course. If you have some suggestions for me, please post them in the comments or email me. I'll post the list of suggestions for future searchers. Thanks in advance.