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Book Review: Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, by Sasha Graham This is an odd book for several reasons.  In reading it, I could not help but think that despite the author’s intentions that this book would tend to make people … Continue reading

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Book Review: 30,000 Years Of Art

30,000 Years Of Art:  The Story Of Human Creativity Across Time & Space, by Amanda Renshaw More or less, this book accomplishes what it sets out to do.  It seeks to provide a chronological view of art that recognizes classic-level … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Art Made The World

How Art Made The World:  A Journey To The Origins Of Human Creativity, by Nigel Spivey Sometimes books can be helpful in unintentional ways.  Such was the case with this book, which managed through a perspective that is antithetical to … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability Of Our Creations

As I write this, I am receiving frequent news updates about the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.  Although I am not Catholic myself, I have many online friends and acquaintances who are, and the burning of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Myth, Object, And The Animal

Myth, Object, And The Animal:  Glass Installations, by William Morris As I was helpfully and surprisingly reminded, the William Morris my library system prefers is not the founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, but rather a contemporary glassblower I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Memories

Ancient Memories:  The Glass Sculpture Of William Morris, by Kennesaw State University I must admit this was not what I had in mind when I was looking for writings by William Morris.  I had in mind the writings of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal Back The Mona Lisa!

Steal Back The Mona Lisa!, by Meghan McCarthy The other books I have read by this author are historical books and this one is clearly not, although it should be noted that the author at least based the adventure on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arts Of Persia

The Arts Of Persia, edited by R.W. Ferrier If you care about the arts of Persia [1] in the period before the Iranian Revolution in 1979, this is definitely a worthwhile book to read.  It certainly is a massive tome, … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Renaissance Of Italian Music

The Renaissance Of Italian Music, by various artists I must admit that I have a soft spot for Renaissance art and music, and this album has plenty of that.  The album even comes in a book that includes a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Expressionists

The Expressionists, by Wolf-Dieter Dube I read this book, which is definitely out of my usual reading pattern [1], and which I read because it is a work translated by German and I took a challenge to read a certain … Continue reading

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