I grew up on Golden Age Radio, and while I love to read, I typically consume more books via audio thanks to a job that lets me listen while I work. As an aspiring writer, I try to read a great deal of non-fiction in addition to a variety of fictional genres. I especially love history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and old-style gothic horror.
For anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of art history, this deceptively short book is an excellent place to start. The author gives you a list of the artists and works that are referenced, and even if you are immediately familiar with them, it's helpful to have them in front of you. A quick online image search is all you'll need for each of these works. The cross-section of works used are by no means fully representational of the era, but they do help to illustrate the author's text. From there, history, technique, and personality of the artists unfold. Much like with many of the best overview books out there, this is one that - assuming the reader is engaged with the material - it'll leave behind a solid foundation and provide a springboard for the reader to take the next steps into that world.