Search Results: "Art. Lebedev Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

MUCHAVKA AND THE GIANT by Oksana  Grivina
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"With a redefinition of relationships to remove the creepy undertones and revision of semantic mishaps, this app would warrant an A+. Here's hoping Grivina will keep at it and get some help with the story next time. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A magical (and at times bizarre) examination of opposites through the lens of an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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STUDIO GRACE by Eric Siblin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Engaging look at the seductions of late-in-life creativity and a cleareyed account of the strange state of today's music industry."
Affectionate memoir of a second-career songwriter finally making a record, alongside a cast of music-scene lifers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Golden Age'' have rarely been so illuminatingly and insightfully detailed. (30 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Hollywood reminiscences, and more, from the quintessential studio system director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ETCHER'S STUDIO by Arthur  Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A labeled view of the studio precedes a final spread showing each step in an etching's creation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Aimed at readers of Douglas Florian's A Potter (1991) and A Painter (1993), and with just enough detail to hint at etching's challenges and possibilities, Geisert (Roman Numerals: I to MM, 1996, etc.) takes an opportunity to showcase nautical and jungle scenes as well as his more familiar rural views and pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUDIO SAINT-EX by Ania Szado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2013

"High fashion and high drama coexist in equal measure in this insightful novel."
Szado looks at the era when Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is in New York City working on Le Petit Prince, an era complicated by a love triangle involving his Salvadoran wife, Consuelo, and an apprentice couturière, Mignonne Lachapelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Splendid, stirring stuff."
Another of those strange fiction/nonfiction hybrids that only science fiction seems to generate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE STUDIO 54 by Mark  Fleischman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"This unfettered tell-all will prove nostalgic for those who manage to remember being there and engrossing for readers wishing they were."
How drugs, sex, and celebrity shenanigans made 254 West 54th St. infamous on the 1980s Manhattan nightclub circuit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ART by Paul Johnson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Unorthodox, and definitely not for beginners, but a delightful exercise for the educated consumer."
Unapologetically opinionated, slightly Anglocentric narrative from respected popular historian Johnson (A History of the American People, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EYE FOR ART by National Gallery of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Consider this a must-have art resource for all ages. (table of contents, timeline of artists) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Ingenious and wonderfully inviting, this is a well-conceived and beautifully produced compilation of brief biographies and selective insights into the lives and works of over 40 artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF WISHING by Lindsay Ribar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2013

"Though about as substantive as magical smoke, it makes for a pleasant afternoon read. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The craze for paranormal romance has encompassed vampires, warlocks and werewolves, and now it moves on to a genie like no other. Read full book review >