• [Ball] has a knack for translating difficult concepts into lucid prose: he offers a refreshingly sceptical guided tour of Chartres Cathedral and the intellectual contents that helped produce it

    Daily Telegraph
  • Lucid and resplendent...a model of explanatory writing

    John Carey, Sunday Times
  • Consistently and healthily sceptical ... an intelligent, enjoyable and well-produced book which deserves a wide audience

    Times Literary Supplement
  • An original and imaginative synthesis of art history and history of science

    History Today
  • Lucid and resplendent

    The Times

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