Search Results: "San Artists of the Kuru Art Project of Botswana"


BOOK REVIEW

OSTRICH AND LARK by Marilyn Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Eye-catching and lyrical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does an ostrich come into his own? Read full book review >

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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 >

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AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SONGS by National Gallery of Art
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Full notes on illustrations; song index. (Nonfiction. 3+)"
Fifty-six favorites, mostly folk songs but including a few patriotic songs, show tunes, Stephen Foster, etc., each with all its verses, a simple musical arrangement, and a handsome reproduction of art from the National Gallery. Read full book review >

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LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE ARTISTS by M.B. Goffstein
Released: March 18, 1982

"But this is the sort of anamolous object best discovered under a toadstool—or presented, knowingly, as a gift."
Poetic evocations of five artists—Rembrandt, Guardi, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Nevelson—accompanied by a painting in full color at the outset and a drawing at the close (except in the case of Nevelson's sculpture—where the pattern is tellingly reversed). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Fresh, spirited, and unconventional. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Krull vigorously beats more dust from the rug of High Culture with this followup to Lives of the Musicians (1993) and Lives of the Writers (1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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BLACK AND BLANCO! by San Antonio Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though the title as a whole feels a bit disjointed, the stunning images alone make it worth a look or two (or 20). (Board book. 3-6)"
The San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Trinity University Press come together to showcase some of the museum's most interesting art in this bilingual—English and Spanish—offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"The legions of readers of America will know exactly what they're in for—and readers of whatever stripe, save those who are fans of McDonald's and Satan, are likely to enjoy this one."
A goofy guide to our planet, with literate ironist Stewart (America: The Book, 2004) at the helm. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS OF SAN JOAQUIN by D. James Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Set in the early 1950s, this upbeat tale offers a strong sense of place, plenty of growing-up and enough spirited characters to justify Paolo's opening, enticingly annotated, cast of characters. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Smith invites readers to travel an even Longer Way from Chicago with this summertime, old-time, small-town slice-of-life, as viewed by a hilariously matter-of-fact young resident. Read full book review >