The Art Book by Phaidon
I actually wanted to go to an art museum now for a very long time. What about a little museum that fits in your pocket? With unusual artwork to explore, not the usual popular paintings you see in almost every other book. I have to agree that after a while it gets boring to read about the Mona Lisa or Van Gogh's sunflowers.
The art book from Phaidon is awesome! Every painting has a little story provided with it and it is interesting to just wander through all the artwork, to stop, to look and to read an interesting story about it.
This book would make a great gift for every art lover. The format is very small and fits ins almost every purse.
Did someone actually saw the "Art Museum" by Phaidon? This book is amazing, too!