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The Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings, Wit&hellip by Lorne Campbell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The latest volume (as of July 2014) to catalogue the National Gallery's fine collection is, without question, a stately and majestic work; both in terms of presentation as well as in terms of scholarship. After Dillian Gordon's splendid, and fascinating reworking of Martin Davies' 'The Italian Schools Before 1400' under the new title of 'The Italian Paintings Before 1400' (clearly the works of art on display in the National Gallery cannot be catalogued under the tradition terminology of 'Schools'), many believed that the next catalogue to be released was to be covering the German paintings in the collection. This work, (still?) being written by Gallery's Deputy Director, and 'Curator of… Read more
The Red Book: A Reader's Edition (Philemon) by C. G. Jung
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Having seen the wonderful illustrated edition, admittedly somewhat oversized, I believed that the 'Reader's edition' would be a more compact edition of the same work (especially given the price). However, nothing could be further from the truth. The book, despite the handsome cover is merely the text and completely diminishes the pleasure of exploring Jung's creation in presenting nothing but the text. What made Jung's original work exciting for the scholar and the reader was and is the beautiful illustrations in bright colours by Jung himself. A symbiotic relationship was presented between the glorious illustrations, almost like a 20th century illuminated manuscript, and the text… Read more
A Model Murder (Alicia Allen Investigates) by Celia Conrad
The format of the thriller has taken on numerous permutations since a young, unknown Mrs. Christie wrote her first thriller just under a century ago and The Bodley Head, after four years of toing and froing, decided to publish her first novel in 1920. Since then the crime thriller has taken on a variety of different permutations; the most recent and popular trend being one of either the historical thriller set in Tudor times (in the wake of C.J. Sansom and his excellent Shardlake novels, which in turn has inspired the likes of Rory Clements, &c) or gritty thrillers set in downtown ghettos in large cities in the United States (as vividly described by the likes Michael Connolly, and Dennis… Read more

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