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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
by Annabel Pitcher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what happens when someone suddenly dies, 19 Aug 2011
A very touching account written from a child's point of view about the impact of sudden loss of a loved one. Having experienced a similar loss and worked with children who are bereaved, I have no hesitation in recommending this for both adults and children. Pitcher take us, through the eyes of 11 year old Jamie, on a journey to understand what has happened and why people behave the way they do. We experience uplifting accounts of the power of friendships and are left in no doubt of the importance of reaching out to a child who is experiencing loss. It shows us how family members come to a point of acceptance. How in their different ways, they accept that loved ones, although always absent, will not be forgotten.


Truth Games
Truth Games
by Bobbie Darbyshire
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars what it takes to trust another, 1 Sep 2010
This review is from: Truth Games (Paperback)
Truth Games concerns a world of fractured relationships. Set in the 70's in London, a mixed bag of people come together - a few have hit a bored patch in their lives. What follows is a series of haphazard encounters where breaches in trust seem normal i.e. free sex = cool/interesting and stable relationships = uncool/boring. Maybe young people might not completely understand how this was breaking with past constraints. Women in the 70's could burn their bras, get educated and start to have more choice about their pathways in life, including their sexual relationships. The sheer novelty of being able to choose to not have babies and to abandon 'honour and obey' and replace these with 'me! me! me!' Yet there are characters who manage to hold onto integrity but there others whose behaviour reminded me of the flip side and the not so fun times of those times of liberation and free love. These themes of greed and inequality continue to be applicable and this makes Truth Games interesting because it's possible to see why today we continue to consume and devour more of the world and each other.

Bobbie Darbyshire manages to capture the flavour of the time so well. She tackles difficult issues with a full understanding of human relationships and what it takes to trust another even in the darkest moments. And maybe that love conquers all...


Drawing Now: Eight Propositions
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions
by Laura Hoptman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.21

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing is relevant in contemporary art, 17 Jun 2010
This book clearly demonstrates the breadth and quality of drawing by contemporary artists. Published in 2002 it contains outstanding plates of a number of international artists tracing their drawing using themes like mental maps, architecture, happiness, decoration, science, nature or popular culture. It provides sound evidence about the relevance of drawing which is useful to any artist and art historian - especially challenging those beliefs that drawing is a secondary medium to painting and sculpture. The diversity and resilience of drawing illustrated is impressive and inspirational. You will be left in no doubt that drawing is completely relevant to contemporary art and as a medium in its own right, is here to stay.


Ellen Gallagher
Ellen Gallagher
by Jessica Morgan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £34.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quality publication, 17 Jun 2010
This review is from: Ellen Gallagher (Hardcover)
If you are addicted to beautifully produced art books then this is the one for you. The book contains a number of high quality plates of Gallagher's poetically graphic drawings and paintings - nearly as good as the real thing. There are informative interviews with the artist giving an insight to her becoming an artist and issues of black identity and feminism.


Margot Fonteyn (Dancers of today series;no.1)
Margot Fonteyn (Dancers of today series;no.1)
by Hugh Fisher
Edition: Unknown Binding

5.0 out of 5 stars Dame Margot, 22 Dec 2009
A real treasure of a book with precious photographs of the prima ballerina. Anyone growing up in the mid 20th century with an interest in ballet should really have this one on their shelves!


Evelyn Gibbs: Artist and Traveller
Evelyn Gibbs: Artist and Traveller
by Pauline Lucas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.92

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Celebrates women artists!!!, 22 Dec 2009
The real pleasure of this short book is it is easy to read and to get to grips with Gibb's remarkable contribution to 20th Century British Art. It is so refreshing to find out about a female artist from Liverpool who successfully won a place at the School of Rome because of her drawing skills and then continued to explore new forms of art through printing equal in quality and quality to many male peers. She came to Nottingham during WW2 and injected a huge artistic and cultural presence at a time when the city had nothing. This book is a very worthy read for anyone interested in readdressing the balance: it confirms that the time is here to recognise the worthiness of women such as Gibbs and their contributions, not only to literature but to art in the 20th Century.


Michael Rothenstein's Boxes
Michael Rothenstein's Boxes
by Mel Gooding
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars michael rothenstein, 7 Sep 2009
If you are interested in the history of British printmaking. This is the best possible book around to find out about a key British printmaker. It is the only book which closely examines the breadth of Rothenstein's art - particularly how he incorporated his prints into boxes constructed from 'found' objects. The images and the analysis of his work is excellent and leaves the reader in no doubt that Rothenstein was one of the most competent and exciting printers of the twentieth century.


Under The Looking Glass (A New York Graphic Society book)
Under The Looking Glass (A New York Graphic Society book)
by Olivia Parker
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Feminist Photography, 7 Sep 2009
Beautifully constructed images that demonstrate the versatility of photography and the scope for creating uniquely poetic images using mixed media and capturing these with the camera. Would liked to have known more about which cameras used and some technical details as to how images put together. However as a student of fine art, I was thrilled to discover this artist and the book has many fine examples of her work.


Art and Feminism (Themes & Movements)
Art and Feminism (Themes & Movements)
by Peggy Phelan
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feminist Art, 7 Sep 2009
If you are interested in contemporary Feminist art then this book is a like a bible! It will be useful to both students of history of art and fine art but also looks great on the coffee table! The illustrations and critical appraisals are excellent and provide a good foundation for further study and research into the growth of feminist art in the twentieth century and how this links with contemporary movements.


Printmaking for Beginners (Printmaking Handbooks)
Printmaking for Beginners (Printmaking Handbooks)
by Jane Stobart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding out about printing making, 7 Sep 2009
Highly recommend this book. Gives detailed and illustrated descriptions about different printing techniques and includes list of suppliers.


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