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Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry
Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry Reviews

Review: „Der Endzweck der Wissenschaft ist Wahrheit. Der Endzweck der Künste hingegen ist Vergnügen.“

Ein weiteres Buch auf der langen Liste der „Die Uni wollte es so“ – Bücher. Trotz eines Ratings von gerade mal zwei Sternen muss ich sagen ich fand Laokoon an sich nicht wirklich schlecht, ich hab ganz einfach nur nicht alles so richtig verstanden.

Lessings Schreibstil ist recht flüssig und angenehm, ins Besondere für ein Sachbuch und es hat sich recht schnell gelesen, besonders i... Read more

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories Reviews

Review: Damn!!! This is so dark but funny so Tim Burton

Its a collection of very short stories about very strange beings. There are no happy endings at all. You see all of those likeable people ( or matchsticks or whatever ) and you think, aww its sad what happened with them, i bet things will be good in the end.........NO.
Im not proud but i laughed with the most of the stories, is it something wrong with me? should i be worried?

Read this book, i don't know why or how but it will chee... Read more

Book One: Work, 1986-2006
Book One: Work, 1986-2006 Reviews

Review: It's particularly cool to read this extraordinary book as a librarian --so many of the books covers inside are familiar and recognizable as the popular works. I'm purely amazed at how this book, which could come off as Chip Kidd's scrapbook of celebrity encounters instead reads as a humble offering. It's probably the best chronicle of the last 20 years of graphic design in the united states and it comes across as modest, approachable and endlessly fascinating. Read more

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories
The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories Reviews

Review: I love Jane Yolen, BUT....she put too much verbiage into each of the storylines of the ballets, though she does provide backstories before the 5 or so page print versions (with less pictures) of the ballets' plot (with dialogue...not common in ballet), including mentioning famous dancers, composers, tidbits. The 'limited' illustrations are beautifully done...mentions the most recognizable ballets in history: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Shin Chung (one of the most iconic ballets ... Read more

Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey Reviews

Review: Some of the interviews repeat information (and most of it is very elemental - he started drawing at 1 1/2, his first drawing was of sausage-shaped railroad cars, he taught himself to read at 3 1/2, he attended nearly every performance (evening and matinee) of the New York City Ballet for 10 years...), but you glean at least one nugget of new information from each one. Since I love Gorey, it was fun to read more about his actual life, but after reading this, I'd rather read his actual work.
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The Adventuress
The Adventuress Reviews

Review: This book was bizarre, and ultimately unsatisfying. I fear, as I read more Niffennegger, that The Time Traveller's Wife really is the best thing she will ever write. It won't hurt you to read this book (it took me about 10 minutes), so if you like Niffennegger, I can recommend it.

The most unsettling thing about this book (and it was a very unsettling book) was the picture where she gave birth to a cat named Maurice. The greatest thing was the binding. The version I read had actual velve... Read more

Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety
Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety Reviews

Review: anything on the topic of perverse,cross dressing, technical masters---i love!
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