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We can't rewind we've gone too far

Advantages: A good history of pop music
Disadvantages: Too much opinion to be definitive

Every so often I like to listen to every UK number one single in order, right from the early 50s. I stop with I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany, as that’s about the time when I started to have proper opinions about music, and also because the chart after ...

hogsflesh 24.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Modern Pop - Bob Stanley

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"Have you seen a purple cow?!"

Advantages: Great light reading
Disadvantages: Very big book (so also quite heavy reading!)

...came across this book whilst browsing on Amazon, and once I had read a little about it, I just had to have it. The list price is £24.95, but Amazon charge only £16.46, and there are many copies available new and used for as little as £13.00, I have just ...

ajaybie 03.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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A Guide to Visual Awareness.

Advantages: Endless hours of fascination and amusement.
Disadvantages: It's heavy.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher, a renowned designer and art director, is a great coffee table book full of interesting and random information to keep the reader entertained. The book has won a number of awards. The book is hard back, ...

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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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A book you could learn something everyday from...

Advantages: Have a look for five minutes or three hours...
Disadvantages: If anything it is the size..

...I acidentally came acroos this book through a friend, flicking through intially i decided to ask to borrow it overnight, 2 weeks later he had it returned. The thoughts and concepts of being so simple with design really opens your mind to thinking differen ...

j.o.n 26.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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A Competent and Interesting Biography

Advantages: Excellent presentation, Engaging narrative, Neither too exclusive and academic nor too basic.
Disadvantages: A little fawning in places, I could have done with a *little* controversy in places.

Andy Warhol, unfortunately, inspires a lot of blowhards and pseudo-intellectuals to waffle at great length, where the man himself preferred an enigmatic (and far more appropriate) silence. This book is not written by one of those people, but by someone w ...

Ouroborussian 04.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Andy Warhol Treasures - Geralyn Huxley

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