Ms. S. Gordon

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Red Baron: The Life and Death of an Ace by Peter Kilduff
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Baron, 4 April 2008
Red Baron, The Life and Death of an Ace charts the drive and ambition of World War One fighter pilot Manfred Freiherr von Richtofen, and the connection to his work that led him to continue fighting despite the danger and overwhelming lack of recognition. The book draws upon the memoirs of those that figure in this historical account, and makes links between the Red Baron and succeeding generations. The quotations that break the informative chunks of text offer a deep insight into the emotional feelings of the Baron himself, as well as relatives, friends and enemies. The photographs and new sources supplement Kilduff's poignant narrative to provide a historical yet personal account of such a… Read more
Panda: Intimate Portrait of One of the Worlds Most&hellip by Heather Angel
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panda, 4 April 2008
This collection of photographs from Heather Angel is outstanding, the book rich with beautiful images of the panda in its natural habitat. The glossy photos chart the animal from feeding to playing to resting, and include some amazing shots of the panda in the snow in winter. There are also a few shots of the surrounding mountain ranges which help to put the panda into context. The accompanying text is just enough to explain the activities of the animals, but not detract from the central focus-the pictures themselves. At the end of the book is a delightful chapter on the red panda, a less frequently photographed species. Overall, this book is a treasure that you will want to look at time… Read more
The Artist's Essential Guide to Watercolour: Paint&hellip by Gerald Green
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This guide is undoubtedly for the experienced artist, as the detailed and specific tips and pointers assume an ability in watercolour. However, for the established painter, the guide still offers useful tips to enhance creativity alongside information regarding techniques. The book is split into eight chapters, which means the information can be digested more easily. My favourite chapter was Effective Drawing, as it includes some excellent ideas and breaks down the processes required, particularly when sketching figures. The best thing about this book is the detail taken to explain key terms, and the accompanying examples which are beautifully painted. The negative part is the abundance of… Read more