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Helpful votes received on reviews: 51% (22 of 43)
Location: Chilterns England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 353,729 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 43
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: 700 - 1900 by Hongzing Zhang
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I visited the V&A exhibition and bought the book expecting it to be a reference for what I had seen. This it failed to do for two reasons: it is more concerned with writing about the pictures than showing them, and many of the pictures are too dark to be seen in artificial light. An extreme example of the first point: Bada Shanren 'Flowers on the River' is a scroll that is over 17 metres long but it is reduced to just over 1 metre in length on one third of a double page spread. The commentary on it takes up two thirds of the space. Turn to 'Deity with Phoenix' and it is virtually impossible to make out the vibrancy of the original because it is so dark. In addition there are sections in the… Read more
Bosch AHS 45-16 Hedgecutter by Bosch
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully balanced, 13 July 2013
Far better than my 40 year old Black and Decker. Zips through the foliage in no time at all. I especially like the twin 'power on' handles which both have to be pressed to work the cutter.
Ableton Live 9 Power: The Comprehensive Guide by Jon Margulies
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Explains in detail every aspect of the new Ableton Live 9 in clear language written from the perspective of an experienced user. As a newcomer to Ableton Live 9 it will sit on my desk to help me through the learning curve.