Isms: Understanding Art - Stephen Little Isms: Understanding Architecture - Jeremy Melvin Isms: Understanding Religion - Ronald Geaves, Theodore Gabriel

I just bought three reference books. I saw one of the series for sale at a museum bookstore and knew that the amount of explanation in the series would be just my speed--terse and to the point!

 

And, they are real books not audio like most of my current reading purchases. These are the kind of book where you need the pictures to help you along -- and you need to be able to go back to them over and over again to check things out or refresh your memory (which is so hard to do with strictly linear and strictly aural nature of an audiobook).