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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, ...

nickyct 25.10.2005 · Read full review
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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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Theory in the buff

Advantages: Made me realise the madness of literary theory
Disadvantages: I'm not sure he realised

Peter Barry deserves a lot of credit. I was walking along thinking that critical theory is a valid field of enquiry ("it's about how we think about culture, and is of profound importance to just about everything!"). I didn't think much more about it. Unti ...

bigbtommy 11.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning Theory (A Workbook and Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory) - Peter Barry

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It could be a lifesaver

Advantages: Thorough, detailed, easy to understand
Disadvantages: Doesn't go far enough

This book was recomended to me by an English teacher when I was trying to decide whether to do an English degree. I have since thanked that teacher a thousand times in my head as Peter Barry's book has bailed me out whenever the study has seemed too hard. ...

swarden 12.01.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning Theory (A Workbook and Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory) - Peter Barry

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