Alcuinus

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Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell
Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you are planning to buy the last edition of this book because of the access the connect card will give you to the Criterion Collection clips plus all the online assignments, quizzes and practice tests... Be warned: they don't work as self study, even if the book brings the card with a 'reveal access code' and the special link to 'self study'. I believe it's a bit of a fraud and does not honour Mc Graw Hill's commercial fairness. Why do you sell something and do not provide the service? Only answer on McGraw website is: "Self-Study is not enabled for this ISBN". Several similar complains on amazon.com by US customers prove that this it's not just a matter of IP rights outside the US… Read more
Hampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated His&hellip by Lucy Worsley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After the disappointment of buying Thurley's much more expensive rival 'architectural and social history' of Hampton Court (lavishly produced and illustrated but barely any social history: a strange combination of coffee table looks and reference book text, with much detail of archiectural building expenses but very little on the Palace's extraordinary political and social history), it was a huge relief to find this book: engagingly written without being patronising, and genuinely introducing the relevant political, social and architectural history.
Hampton Court: A Social and Architectural History &hellip by Simon Thurley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The title of this book is misleading: it is not a social history of Hampton Court Palace. It offers extremely detailed accounts of architectural plans, developments and changes (down to the bills paid) while running through very fast and with very little discussion or detail of the political and social history of the place. Beautifully produced with wonderful pictures - a strange combination of coffee table looks with a very narrow excessively detailed reference book text. For readers like us looking for a more general and readable political, social and architectural history of the Palace (again lavishly illustrated), we found Worsley's and Souden's 'Official illustrated history: Hampton… Read more