Search Results: "Museum of Television & Radio"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

Published as a companion to an exhibition at the Museum of Television and Radio's New York and Los Angeles sites, this very serious anthology attempts to explain the qualities that have given soap operas such longevity and persistent popularity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

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MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELEVISION by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"Ever so slightly redundant and attenuated, but most readers will be charmed nonetheless. Very entertaining indeed."
In a wry 1997 novel, his fourth in English translation, clever Belgian author Toussaint (Making Love, 2004, etc.) tackles the omnipresence of television in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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TELEVISION by David Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A bracing, essential engagement with the ramifications of our lives before the small screen."
The article in the subtitle of this book is telling. The eminent film writer offers not a definitive or comprehensive history of TV but a personal celebration of his particular fascinations and a provocative consideration of the ways in which the very mechanics of the medium affect the audience, both as individuals and as a mass culture. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK by Meg Leder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A predictable and morally suspect love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Best friends clash as love is in the air. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF LOVE by Steve Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1994

"Compelling in its singleness of purpose—to touch corruption in all its guises—this also reaches the dark, despairing heart of the American dream in a way that few other recent stories have."
A hellish journey—through a heartland of 50's America bizarrely transformed as if by a series of lightning flashes—is undertaken by a youth too calculating to be innocent yet a victim worthy of pity: a savagely stark debut by Vancouver-based Weiner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 1996

"However, for those with the patience to reorganize the pages on their own, there is a great deal of information here, much of it surprising. (chronology) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
The host of a long-running Philadelphia children's show and a journalist have teamed up to write a breezy, informative book describing how television shows are produced and broadcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR’S MUSEUM OF ART by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As a primer for both parents and children on how to manage a family visit to an art museum, it cheerily offers both good and bad examples to follow and avoid; as a deeper invitation to encounter art, it barely serves as an introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That venerable elephant returns in another classically plotless but curiously appealing outing, this time to the new art museum of Celesteville (modeled on the Musée d'Orsay). Read full book review >

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MUSEUM OF THIEVES by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Bring on the teeming sequels, number one of which is due in Fall 2011. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In Jewel, all threats, from wild animals to slave traders, are kept at bay—many literally imprisoned in the strangely organic Museum of Dunt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Bianculli dutifully identifies the best of contemporary TV and its antecedents, but the book lacks the thrill of surprise or the satisfaction of new insight."
Let's all agree on good TV. Read full book review >