Jan Morris, who has been writing about the world for fifty years, is the author of Coronation Everest, Venice, and Manhattan '45, among many other books. She lives in Wales.
"Morris tackles [the subject] with charm and gusto, infusing this amuse-bouche with vivid examples of the artist's often overlooked eye for detail... We are reminded, quite elegantly, that there is more to Carpaccio than just thin slices of raw beef, some arugula and a drizzle of sauce." -- William D. Cohan - New York Times Book Review
"[H]er enthusiasm is unrivaled and the book will surely delight her many fans." -- Publishers Weekly
"With a perfect balance between more than 70 color reproductions and Morris' pithy and revelatory observations, this is a scintillating and mind-expanding celebration of a profound affinity between two consummate artists of magnanimous curiosity, empathy, and mischief." -- Donna Seaman - Booklist
"Morris lends an overlooked master a fresh lease of imaginative life... By showing us how to look with an inquisitive eye, how to respond as living people, with our own preferences and tastes, she reminds us anew of the purpose and pleasure of art. What she presents is a vignette of human kindness." -- Rachel Campbell-Johnson - The Times (UK)