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Whitstable Mum In Custard Shortage: ...And Other World Exclusives From Britain's Finest Local Newspapers (Humour)
Whitstable Mum In Custard Shortage: ...And Other World Exclusives From Britain's Finest Local Newspapers (Humour)
by Various
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Stocking Filler!, 30 Nov. 2011
I came across this hilarious loo book via a review in the Evening Standard. They described it as a heavenly collection of cuts and headlines from the regional press, and I have not been disappointed!

Highlights include:
- RAIDERS LEAVE INCONTINENCE PADS ON LORRY (Nottingham Post)
- PSYCHIC SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES (Plymouth Herald)
- UNGRATEFUL COW SNUBS RESCUERS (Hastings & St Leonards Observer)

The beautiful little hardback is made up of headlines, full articles, and images of billboards.

The book has even inspired a facebook page and a twitter account providing recent funny local headlines daily.

A British humour gem. Highly recommend!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 21, 2011 11:17 PM GMT


Art Has No History!: The Making and Unmasking of Modern Art: Making and Unmaking of Modern Art
Art Has No History!: The Making and Unmasking of Modern Art: Making and Unmaking of Modern Art
by John Roberts
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative - a key Art History BA text, 27 Feb. 2011
A must for all modern art historians, especially useful to my BA course. This compilation of sharply critical essays by leading art historians and artist-writers presents an insightful historiography of postwar art. Artists discussed include Francis Picabia, Robert Smithson, Ad Reinhardt, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Mary Kelly, Cindy Sherman, Victor Burgin and Laurie Anderson.

As the publisher promotes, the book acknowledges the dissemblances involved in the representations of artistic invention, and challenges the self-image of traditional art history and the radical New Art History alike.

The introduction by John Roberts is perhaps the best of the essays offered. He considers Marxist thought in art history and references a wide variety of art historians including A. Hauser, T. J. Clark and G. Pollock. Roberts places the debates on intention and agency in their wider political context.

In short, the text is of critical importance to one's understanding of the construction of modern art history. Although the style of writing is very approachable, Paul Wood's essay especially so, the text is most likely to appeal to academics.


Landscape and Power, Second Edition
Landscape and Power, Second Edition
by W.j.t Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.54

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking Text, 18 Feb. 2010
A really useful selection of essays researching several key elements of 'landscape', such as architecture, urban studies, ideology, nature, culture, science, technology, economy and aesthetics, and how these all relate. The authors are all from different disciplines with different interests. The periods of art analysed range from European Romanticism and the pastoral to contemporary urban design and the photograph.

The book is designed to incite intellectual debate so not all points are to be taken too literally. It is not a light read but a serious philosophical text so perhaps not the most appropriate text for those looking for an introduction to the subject.

Many of these essays are considered key texts in university courses for cultural studies, art history and psychogeography.


Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts
Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts
by Christopher Janaway
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £93.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, speedy delivery, 7 Feb. 2009
Christopher Janaway is a great writer, easy to read and often referenced in other scholarly books on Plato.
The delivery of this book was very fast and arrived in excellent condition.
Highly recommend.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange sizing, but good quality, 7 Feb. 2009
The Tshirts are relatively pricey as tshirts go, however they wash very well.
Sizing wise, the bottom fits tighter than the top.
Timely delivery but as you pay extra for this, this may well be expected.
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