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Book Review: As Eve Said To The Serpent

As Eve Said To The Serpent:  On Landscape, Gender, And Art, by Rebecca Solnit One of the more intriguing aspects of reading material from Rebecca Solnit is that one knows that it will be reliably rubbish [1].  It hardly matters … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Painting

Catalan Painting:  From The Nineteenth To The Surprising Twentieth Century, by Joan Ainaud De Lasarte Sadly, my local library system only has this one volume of a three volume set by the author on Catalan painting, because this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with illustrations by Geneviève Côté From time to time I come across illustrated books that take a single poem from a writer and illustrate it [1].  Often these volumes are intended for … 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 Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World, photographs by Guillaume De Laubier, text by Jacques Bosser I picked up this book as part of my library reading about libraries–being very interested in such meta tasks, and I found the context … Continue reading

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Films: A Syntopticon Project

For those who are familiar with the writings about reading by Mortimer Adler, to engage in syntopical reading is to read a large amount of books about the same subject in order to have a context by which to judge … Continue reading

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Book Review: House Held Up By Trees

House Held Up By Trees, by Ted Kooser It is not uncommon for odd poems (or song lyrics) [1] to be turned into full-length illustrated books, and that is exactly what this book is.  Admittedly, this book is a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Color: Light, Sight, Sense

Color:  Light, Sight, Sense, by Mortiz Zwimpfer I honestly do not know if I would have read this book had I not been casting a wide net for a reading challenge I took to read several German books in translation.  … 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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Book Review: The Book Of Memory Gaps

The Book Of Memory Gaps, by Cecilia Ruiz From time to time I enjoy picking up quirky books at the library, and this debut book from the author/artist is certainly quirky.  That said, this is the sort of book whose … Continue reading

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