'All the good stories, and more, are here … a genuinely encyclopaedic work … Everybody interested in the subject should read it'
Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
'Superb … you hang on to every word'
Rachel Cooke, Observer
'A seminal work: limpidly written, replete with lightly worn scholarship and unrivalled intimate knowledge'
William Boyd, New Statesman
'A masterpiece … a major work of art history'
Wall Street Journal