I am sure you have the odd DK book in your collection. I certainly have shelves full. They tend to present information in an easy to learn, accessible and engaging way and "The Illustrated Story of Art" is no exception. I have acquired a wide range of books in recent years to try and boost my knowledge of Art and I wish I had bought this first as its a perfect primer, ideal for revision and full of useful information. Highly recommended whether you are new to the subject or looking to top up knowledge!