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The Story of Art
The Story of Art
by E. H. Gombrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.96

26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to rate, 9 April 2007
This review is from: The Story of Art (Paperback)
Gombrich's 'The Story of Art' is one of the referred to texts of my Art History BA Degree, being a contextual comment on the History of Art as a somewhat indefinable whole. He focuses on the canon of art prominent in his era, and one must consider this when reading it - do not under any circumstances allow yourself to be guided to Gombrich's representation of a singular art history. Instead, analyse his motives and contextual issues when you read it - this will surely improve your own grasp of stories of Art. He writes for the male scholar of a certain class with certain interests, and for the 'modern' reader like myself (I am female and 18) this is undoubtedly narrow minded. Cultural diversities and the feminine inputs to Art are among factors that do not crop up in his volume, as some reviewers previous to me have mentioned, but it is an excellent reference and interesting mark for western society's ever changing and often selective approach to Art History. To be followed by James Elkins' broader 'The Stories of Art', most definitely.


Extreme II - Pornograffitti
Extreme II - Pornograffitti
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £3.40

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nuno... woah., 17 May 2005
I first heard extreme off a crackly casette from my guitar tutor next door. I came away with that cassette and he hasn't had it back since! More than words, though some will be annoyed at me mentioning it over the rest of the album, is the one that stands out to you on hearing it first of all, and is beautiful. Nuno Bettencourt ..... he either inspires you to continue with guitar or makes you feel it's all futile! he's unbelievable. Maybe not because he tries out new stuff ALL THE TIME, but just because he has a differnet dynamic, a different passion to his playing. He definately catches your ear!!
And, Gary Cherone explores a completely different sound in his voice, an instrument in its own right, throughout this album. More than Words is also a notable song on this point - beautiful.


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