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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Red Moon
Kim Stanley Robinson
Progress: 26/446 pages
Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works
Thomas Middleton, Gary Taylor
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The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry
Robert Chandler
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
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The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
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Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
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Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Art Book
Editors of Phaidon Press
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The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
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Stubbs and the Wild, Amina Wright

Stubbs and the Wild - Amina Wright

Stubbs' reputation as "the painter of horses" is both deserved and unfair. Deserved because he was the best painter of horses there'd ever been, without a doubt, surely because of his meticulous anatomical work on the same. Unfair because he did not limit himself to horses and portrayed numerous species, some of them very exotic, with the same skill, accuracy and flair, in active poses and repose alike and in magnificent landscape settings or not. He also used several media besides oils, including various types of prints and pioneering work with enamels on ceramic supports.

 

The book itself is a short, informative introduction to George Stubbs' work, with illustrations that demonstrate Stubbs' range of subject and technique clearly.