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R. DONALD "Bollyman" (Halifax UK.)

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William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist
William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist
by Timothy Mowl
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Biography, 20 July 2014
A brilliantly written account of a very full, but barely documented, life. Covers Kent's life a great detail, much better than the recent V&A exhibition. Lovely side comments of the life of the times and the development of the arts. Well worth the read


SAint-Georges - Violin Concertos
SAint-Georges - Violin Concertos
Offered by Naxos Direct UK
Price: 5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Listening too, 20 July 2014
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Well worth the listening to. Very much unknown I think


Benvenuto Cellini (Library of Great Masters)
Benvenuto Cellini (Library of Great Masters)
by Mario Scalini
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 20 July 2014
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Old, but still very beautiful book on his work which was much broader than I knew. Thanks


Le Mozart Noir [NTSC] [Region 0] [Import]
Le Mozart Noir [NTSC] [Region 0] [Import]
Dvd ~ Kendall Knights
Offered by The Importer
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An unknown gem, 20 July 2014
Very interesting,surprise find. Gives a very unknown story a good grounding. His music is well worth the listen


DHOOM 3 [2 DISC COLLECTORS EDITION][OFFICIAL UK EDITION]
DHOOM 3 [2 DISC COLLECTORS EDITION][OFFICIAL UK EDITION]
Dvd ~ AAMIR KHAN
Offered by saanjhi_uk_ltd
Price: 6.15

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Crazy, but GREAT !!, 18 May 2014
Having seen Dhoom 1 & 2 I was looking forward to the third episode.
It was not a disappointment.!! It is totally crazy, completely balmy and utterly rediculous in all the twists , turns, stunts and effects which take place, but could not be more absorbing in the story line which certainly involves you completly and takes you by surprise, after the mid-way break. An added value is in the film's setting being Chicago which is seen from every angle and view point and has never seemed so beautiful a city as here (it is one of my favourite cities anyway, get there if you can!) Anyone who does not thoroughly enjoy all the concepts of this film cannot, I feel, call themselves a true film buff. I will be sadly disappointed if my presentation of it to my friends does not convert them to the joys and glories of true Bollywood.seen here in all their splendour!! Get it, Enjoy it!!!!!!


Great Expectations, A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture [DVD]
Great Expectations, A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture [DVD]
Dvd ~ Le Corbusier
Price: 14.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Expectations achieved, 1 April 2014
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A good collection of brief but well selected films on some of the many ideas, wild and rational.
A useful series of images of many 20th Century visionary concepts.


Degenerate Art: The Exhibition Guide in German and English
Degenerate Art: The Exhibition Guide in German and English
by Fritz Kaiser
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.08

5.0 out of 5 stars German Degenerates, 1 April 2014
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A good reproduction publication of the initial exhibition in 1936, with bothe origibal German and an English translation, with illustrations of some of the works exhibited, together with extracts from Hitler's speech and other of his statements about what art should be.
A very useful publication for understanding the Nazi attitudes to art.


Martin Creed: Works
Martin Creed: Works
by Martin Creed
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.37

4.0 out of 5 stars On and Off, 1 April 2014
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This review is from: Martin Creed: Works (Paperback)
As expected the catalogue clearly presented a considerable volume of works very well.
The text was , on the whole clear and not too pretentious. Together it was a good publication of the artist's works and ideas.


McGregor: Going Somewhere | A Moment In Time [Catherine Maximoff, Wayne McGregor] [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
McGregor: Going Somewhere | A Moment In Time [Catherine Maximoff, Wayne McGregor] [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Wayne McGregor
Price: 24.13

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars McGregor Dance and interview, 1 April 2014
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Having been an avid follower, on DVD, of McGregor's works I was disappointed in this choreography in relation to earlier works by him. There were not the expected 'new' body movements and excitment of seeing the body presenting new possibilities of movement which I have more clearly enjoyed previously. The interview was similar to, if not the same as previous ones in its disclosures.


Albert Speers Berlin- Rochus Misch erz�hlt
Albert Speers Berlin- Rochus Misch erz�hlt
Offered by The Book Depository Ltd
Price: 5.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but lacking, 1 April 2014
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The DVD did give a broad idea of the layout and exterior details of the Reichchancellry, as a computer reconstruction.
It did not however give any indication or details of any of the interiors which was very disappointing. Unless one has a good understasnding of verbal German it is again unfortunate that no subtiteling is applied to either the visual or interview presentations. Certainly better than nothing but lacking in real clarity of the subject.


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