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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

The Medusa Chronicles
Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter
Progress: 20/336 pages
Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
John Garth
Progress: 190/398 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 75/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Bruegel: Defining a Destiny
Amy Orrock, Jennifer Scott
Progress: 79/128 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages

Celebrating Britain: Canaletto, Hogarth and Patriotism, Steven Parissien (Ed.)

Celebrating Britain: Canaletto, Hogarth and Patriotism - Steven Parissien

Well now, I loves me some Caneletto - Hogarth I'm not so keen on. And the essays accompanying the art were fairly dull - a grind to get through - but I learned a thing or two, like the fact that Caneletto would alter the scene in front of him in any way he chose; his paintings aren't the equivalent of photographs.


The art is reproduced well, the double page reproductions of some of the best work in the exhibition being a particular delight.