It's almost ironic how bad Art History books are designed. For all the fascinating information about the incredible works of art they hold, I believe these books deserve better covers. This one in particular is Exploring Art: A Global Thematic Approach by Margaret Lazzari. I had never read an art history book that captured my attention quite like this book. It organizes all the famous works we know (and many we don't) in a thematic way, rather than the traditional chronological way.
In my redesign of this book, I shortened the title to Variation on a Theme, and put an assortment of frames around the title because understanding art is all about context.