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Amazing book on the Gothic World

Gothic: Imagery of the Middles Ages 1150-1500 Hardcover by Achim Bednorz (Author), Rolf Toman (Editor) H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh (October 15, 2012), 568 pages. 3.2 x 13.2 x 17.2 inches, Shipping Weight: 16 pounds I’ve seen many fine books on European … Continue reading

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Alan’s War.

By Emmanuel Guibert. Roaring Books Press. English edition 2008. New York.   The quality of the illustrations first caught my attention when I scanned the graphic novel shelves in our local library branch. I anticipated that a war biography might … Continue reading

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Caravaggio; a life sacred and profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Penguin. 2011. 444 pages. Colour illustrations. footnotes, index, notes on further readings. Paperback. Caravaggio’s life appears to confirm that maxim attributed to Heraclitus:  “Character is Destiny”. There are few artists in history who had such brilliant abilities, strong … Continue reading

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Party Of One: Stephen Harper And Canada’s Radical Makeover

by Michael Harris, Viking, 2014, 576 pages. This is a thorough, muckraking exposition of the operations of the partisan, reactionary Harper government and its attempts to remake Canada through every manipulative tool possible during its mandate. They have carried out many egregious actions … Continue reading

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From the Internet – Free contemporary music .

I was viewing a 5-minute clip by the University of Maryland’s Art History program and at the end they gave credits for six pieces of music they had used. Digging a little deeper, I found the site called freemusicarchive.org. Their … Continue reading

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From the Internet – The digitizable past is found here !

Archive Org’s Site – something for absolutely everybody This  is a monster  resource for many, many amazing old things. Defintely worth exploring. It has kind of a quirky interface. Try using the general icons at top left, then selecting all and choosing … Continue reading

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From the Internet – Tom Gauld’s notebook Flickr pages

Cartoonist Tom Gauld’s Flickr Site. Quirky, brilliant, over the top sketch book imaginings, sections of illustrated books, postcards and more . . .  visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomgauld/albums Also Tom’s web site is at: http://www.tomgauld.com/index.php

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From the Internet – Amazing images every day

Daily images from ‘Out There’ with brief explanations providing links to related information. Various ways to browse this material. I like the calendar option. visit apod.nasa.gov

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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

by Juliana Barbassa. Touchstone,2015. 308 pp. illus., index, map, bibliography. Juliana Barbassa was born in Rio de Janeiro, but grew up in several other lands. From the USA she felt drawn back to her country and city a few years … Continue reading

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Steal Like an Artist …. Show Your Work.

Two great, short, fun and irreverant books by Austin Kleon. Workman Publishing. 2012 and 2014.    Inspiring and challenging contemporary ideas for artists, writers and anyone about finding, reusing, sharing, working collaboratively in so many interesting ways. Absorbing his message encouraged me to … Continue reading

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