The work of few artists in the world is as recognizable as Claude Monet, and this stunning coffee table book will give you an overview of it all. Written by one of the world’s leading experts on French art, Monet takes you step by step through the life and creative output of this artistic genius, teaching you about his love of color, his fascination with the natural beauty of the outside world, and the way his gauzy, impressionistic technique ushered in a new era of painting. Monet obsessives won’t want to miss this display book, but it’s also a lovely gift for any students of art history just beginning their study journey. John House was a professor and deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, London’s leading center for art history studies until his death in 2012. An expert on 19th century French art, he was esteemed as one of the world’s best art historians and had written several books on the work of artists including Monet, Manet, Degas and Renoir.