Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler
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Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

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by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
     
 

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Now in full-color comes a witty and engaging look at Europe's history and art, from America's European travel guru. Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun but informative guide, this "professor in your pocket" features chronologically organized chapters—from the pyramids to Picasso—that explain the forces

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Now in full-color comes a witty and engaging look at Europe's history and art, from America's European travel guru. Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun but informative guide, this "professor in your pocket" features chronologically organized chapters—from the pyramids to Picasso—that explain the forces behind Europe's most important cultural and artistic periods. Other features include handy lists of sights that allow you to link your newly acquired knowledge with the specific paintings, sculptures, and buildings you'll see on your trip, a humorous, readable style that is a joy to read compared with the history textbooks you slept on in school, and timelines, maps, drawings, and photos that illustrate Europe's story and round out your education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566915168
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Rick Steves' Europe Series
Pages:
525
Sales rank:
133,273
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...written with humor that will help you remember. Wanting to really understand what I was going to see in an upcoming trip I bought this book after watching several Rick Steves shows on public TV. It is an easy (but long) read giving a wonderful overview of what you'll see in Europe. If you like Rick Steves approach to "travel through the back door" you'll enjoy this look at European history, architecture and art.
Florican More than 1 year ago
Rick Steves provides a very readable overview of European history and art for American travellers. He covers a lot of territory with a light touch that is often amusing. If you are a fan of his tv programs, you will definitely enjoy this book. You can almost hear him speaking as you read it. He makes both the history and the art accessible to those of us who have only vague notions about either. It provides indispensible information for people who are going to Europe and want to have a better understanding of what they see there. It is also useful for travel in North America, as I discovered on a recent visit to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. From what I know from other sources, he has done good research and presented information fairly; I only noticed one error, and it was a minor one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This little book is packed with facts, diagrams and pictures that will enhance almost anyone's understanding of basic European history and art. Furthermore, it is a "fun read" primer.
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