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Galleries, great paintings and fashion statements

Advantages: Superb coverage of the field and all its aspects in one small volume
Disadvantages: Being really picky, a few artists omitted who might have been included

We will never run short of well-illustrated and informative general books on art. But in a crowded field, this compact, handy and comprehensive volume will take some beating. The book The 30 or so preliminary pages are taken up with a section on ...

JOHNV 12.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Art - Robert Cumming

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For the artist in you!

Advantages: Easy to read, beautifully illustrated, packed with information
Disadvantages: None!

Usborne Publishing is the UK's leading independent publishing company, and have recently been named Children's Publisher of the Year 2012. Now, I know that in theory, The Usborne Introduction to Art is a children's information book. But after thumbing thr ...

inkyscribbles 11.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Usborne Introduction to Art - Rosie Dickins

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'Bead me up, Scotty'! :~)

Advantages: 300 tips and techniques helping the crafter save money, time and energy!
Disadvantages: None for me, I just need to work on talent for this craft! :~D

~*~The Product ~ 'Bead-a-holic'!~*~ This comprehensive paperback is 160 pages in length and published by Search Press Ltd {15 Sep 2009. The book is produced with hand-able dimensions of 18.8 x 24.4 cm. ~*~The Author ~ 'Above and Bead On'~*~ ...

Deesrev 23.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Compendium of Beading Techniques - Jean Power

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Let Taschen Take You to India

Advantages: Visually stunning with plenty of variety
Disadvantages: Very little text - not a book from which to 'learn'

If you’ve ever bought a book and been disappointed that there weren’t enough pictures, then the Taschen ‘Icons’ range is probably just what you want. I have a couple of these books –‘Indian Style’ which I’ll review today and ‘Eccentric Style’ which I’l ...

koshkha 07.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Indian Style - Angelika Taschen

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Attention all knitters!

Advantages: Very clear instructions and detailed pictures
Disadvantages: None

...For all you keen knitters out there from beginner to expert, here is the ultimate knitting bible. This is a step-by-step guide that takes you through casting on, cabling techniques to finishing off your work in a professional manner. Brant has a clear, i ...

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Review of Ultimate Knitting Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-by-step Techniques - Sharon Brant

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