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Book Review: Atar Gull

Atar Gull, by Fabien Nury and Bruno This is an interesting graphic novel, one that deals thoughtfully with the issue of slavery. Admittedly, this book tells the sort of lurid tale that would be very easily made into an anime … Continue reading

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Book Review: Proof: How The World Became Geometrical

Proof:  How The World Became Geometrical, by Amir Alexander There is something deeply ironic in this book.  The irony exists on several levels.  Some of the book’s ironies are intentional, such as the way the author spends most of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History:  A Very Short Introduction, by Dana Arnold At times there are benefits to reading books that are very short.  In this particular case, the author has such a transparently obvious agenda about Art History that is entirely contrary … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Fear

Art & Fear:  Observations On The Perils And Rewards Of Artmaking, by David Bayles & Ted Orland This is a strange book, not a bad book, but definitely one that deliberately sets out to be unusual and even a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Speaks To Me

It Speaks To Me:  Art That Inspires Artists, by Jori Finkel There is a strong tendency among many people to want to downplay the influence of others, and this book features a wide variety of artists (most of whom are … Continue reading

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Book Review: People In Costume: 1930s and 1940s

People In Costume:  1930s and 1940s, by Jennifer Ruby, In the hands of a capable illustrator and a skilled writer, fashion can tell a story.  It is not always the sort of story that one enjoys reading but it certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Love

Art & Love:  An Illustrated Anthology Of Love Poetry, selected by Kate Farrell This book is a lot better than I thought it would be.  Admittedly, this is not exactly a new collection of poetry, having been made in 1990 … Continue reading

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Book Review: They Drew As They Pleased

They Drew As They Pleased:  The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age:  Volume 1:  The 1930’s, by Didier Ghez There is something uncomfortable about this book.  It is by no means a bad book, nor a bad way to appreciate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Big Hero 6

The Art Of Big Hero 6, by Jessica Jules, Preface by John Lasseter, Foreword by Don Hall and Chris Williams It can be a fascinating experience to read a book consisting mostly of artwork from a film that one has … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Spark

The Little Spark:  30 Ways To Increase Your Creativity, by Carrie Bloomston I did not consider this to be a bad book, though I think the author was herself somewhat confused as to what she was trying to accomplish with … Continue reading

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