books about: retrospective
A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
A cinderblock of Lovecraft artwork.
Like the others said before me, words will not convey the sheer volume and quality of this book. I can barely hold this book in my arms, much easier to look at and enjoy on a coffee table hah. Anyway, there is more wonderful Lovecraft-inspired art in this book than you could ever imagine. From the 1930's pulp comic art to current CGI enhanced portraits, this book has it all. It even has pictures ...
The Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective
Superlative Spinner of Dreams
Taken from the introduction, "Sublime Rebel," by Terry Dowling: "In Egyptian mythology, Iai is a fascinating character. He is the rebel, the tester, the stubborn resisting force of intellect and insight which donkey-like stands its ground, refusing to budge, and challanges what is accepted and valued and thought to be sensible and true. The same sort of honest irrepressible rebel, in fact, ...
The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction
Lives up to its name
Word for word, Gene Wolfe is almost certainly the finest stylist currently active in the English language. This book demonstrates that amply. The stories here range from just a few pages to short novella length. Some have splashes of humor while others are dark and bleak throughout. What they all share though is Wolfe's unflagging imagination and ability to absorb his readers into the universe he ...
Susan Seddon Boulet: A Retrospective
A look into the life of a beautiful soul
I've always loved the work of Susan--I was enchanted with her animal drawings and as an artist I was curious to learn more about how she created her works. This book was more than I could have hoped for. The book covers Susan's life and her influences it also shows her progression as an artist as well as the influences that helped shape her art. If you are a fan of Susan's work then this is a ...
Dali: The Centenary Retrospective
Thames & Hudson Ltd
in addition to providing many details about Dali's life, his relationship with Breton and the surrealists, his friendship with Picasso and so on, the book provides the reader with an excellent discussion/analysis/explanation of Dali's artistic/aesthetic choices and of his 'paranoiac-critical method'. This seems to be the definitive book on Dli's paintings.
The Essential Ellison: A 35 Year Retrospective
Truly Dangerous Visions
When Harlan Ellison published Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions way back in the mists of the previous century, the speculative fiction community was turned on its ear, not just once but several times. Awards and accolades were heaped upon the participants -- none more so than Harlan himself, who brought the whole thing together. When the promised final volume, The Last Dangerous ...
Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective
Harry N. Abrams
Va-Va-Va VOOM! Hubba-hubba! Wowzer-wowzer! Bong!
"Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective" features a zillion photographs, many never before published, of one of Hollywood's most enduring sexual icons. The book was a labor of love for author, historian and collector Caren Roberts-Frenzel of Minneapolis, who reportedly kept pestering publishers for years to get their attention. "But you're wrong, Rita has not been forgotten," was her mantra, ...
Yankee Stadium: The Official Retrospective
A fine dedication to Yankee Stadium
I received this book as a Christmas gift from my sister and brother in law. I have only read a few select pages along with checking out some of it's many pictures. I look forward to sitting down some night and learning more about the stadium's history as well as info about all the athletes who have been fortunate enough to play in pinstripes. I highly recommend this book to any die hard Yankees ...
Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
Sierra Club Books
At the age of 62, Rowell left behind a body of work that deserves to be memorialized in a compendium
Galen Rowell was a master photographer who utilized natural phenomena ranging from sunsets to the northern lights to produce truly memorable and artistic images that rose to museum quality standards of excellence. Dying in an accident at the age of 62, Rowell left behind a body of work that deserves to be memorialized in a compendium that will inspire future generations of what can be done to ...
Cruising Through Pool Care The Wise Way (English Edition)
Retrospective Publishing, 2003
Great to see a wider audience can access this now
I got this book before it became available from Amazon; my pool builder gave me a copy when I signed off on my new pool. My copy is now a little dogeared and tattered after being at my side through so many pool seasons, so after going through the concise instructions getting ready for the new season last week, I wondered if I could get another copy when one too many splashes of acid finally ...
Systems Thinking, Systems Practice: Includes a 30-Year Retrospective
Where it all began...
Well, since I've been on a bit of a 'systems' binge lately, I might as well review this old gem... Checkland's book was the first to introduce the differentiation between 'soft' and 'hard' systems analysis. Soft analysis is much more akin to a general, somewhat philosophical approach to the methodology whereas hard analysis is the development of usable engineering models. First off, this book is ...
Sam Hyde Harris, 1889 - 1977 a Retrospective: A Pictorial Biography of His Life and Work
What a treat this book is!
Beautifully printed, LOTS of color photographs and only a little text, this book is a great way to learn about one of the lesser known California Impressionists. Paintings, posters and illustrations, compositional sketches. Best of all, there are many detail views of the paintings that allow you to see Harris' brushwork, and a couple of essays on painting and drawing that Harris himself wrote.
Iwo Jima - A Retrospective
Shiba Hill Ltd
A Wonderful Remembrance for WWII Vets and Buffs
I found this package a treat - the best part is the mini photo album with the color photos. This is a great "brag book" for vets who were there the day of the anniversary or were in the battle itself and couldn't make it to the anniversary commemoration. The small bag of black sand is touching and the slim book is informative.
Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective
University of California Press
Capturing the Magic of California Light
Robert Bechtle has been a creative force in California art since the 1960s, yet his name remains practically unknown outside the Bay Area artists group. This very fine monograph by Janet Bishop, designed as a catalogue to accompany the traveling exhibition of this works, should help to mend that sin of omission. The style of writing is warm and informative and, in many ways, in keeping with ...
Cedrick: A Retrospective (Cedrick P. Ripple)
A. Sapnin Books
So, yeah, this is pretty awesome
Funny, offensive, irreverent, crude. It's all those things. And therein lies the beauty of Cedrick. Yeah, it might not be for everyone, but those who appreciate the jokes as jokes will love it. Hopefully there will be more Cedrick-ness to come.
Imprints: David Plowden : A Retrospective
Little Brown and Company
Images of small town America and industrial wastelands.
David Plowden has spent a lifetime taking his camera into small towns and down the backroads between them trying to capture an America that has almost completely vanished. We are fortunate that he arrived in time with a wonderful sense of composition that invests his black and white photographs with grace and beauty. This retrospective collects the best of these images into a cohesive photo ...
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: 40th Anniversary Photograhic Retrospective
Dennis R. Jenkins
Jorge R. Frank
Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
This is a great book for your children.
Following the purchase of this Appolo 11 book I was so impressed I purchased 3 more for my children and grand children. They were not alive when the Apollo 11 mission launched and landed on the Moon. If pictures were worth 1000 words then this book would be worth a million words. It's well worth the money to provide the history of our landing on the Moon to those who did not witness Apollo 11.
Burhan Dogancay: A Retrospective
Thomas M. Messer
B. Dogancay The artist, The Realist, The Visionary
B. Dogancay The Artist, The Realist, The Visionary Dogancay, the artist, through his art of the "Walls Paintings" of the innumerable cities that he visited has captured the mood of the masses of the second part of the 20th century. Dogancay's art speaks to us of the reality- mainly of the concerns, daily lives, feelings and hopes for the future of the peoples of the world. He has presented ...
Beauford Delaney, a retrospective: [50 years of light] : February-March 1991
my single most valuable reference book
I do locum tenens (temporary) doctoring and when I go on an assignment this is the first book to go in my suitcase. I take it to the office with me in the morning and take it home at night in case I get a question that I need it for. It is clear, concise, comprehensive and as authoritative as any text can be. If you care for or prescribe meds to pregnant or lactating women, this is a "must ...
Berthold Wolpe, a retrospective survey
Faber & Faber
The Wild Duck We Know
Many find Ibsen difficult to understand. I certainly did. However, by reading The Wild Duck, I was introduced to an entire new world of symbolism and creative writing. Like the master he was, Ibsen paints a portrait of a family, representing all of us, living on a lie. Cruelty in our midst, innocent victimes and pragmatists losing to the vindictive, it's all there. The touches of comedy and ...
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