The graphic novel thread reminded me of a quick question for the arty types on the board. Can anyone recommend any art history books? Nothing complex and fancy, a book for the layman really. See, I do love a browse around the art museums, but I don't really know much about it. Maybe that's good, ignorance is bliss and all that...I can just like what I like. But it might be nice to learn a little about the styles and history. I'm quite fortunate that I live right next to one of the major art museums in the city, it's literally a one minute walk away. It's free for a few hours on a Friday, so it's nice to look at the exhibitions, go home, read up on the artist then go back and look again.