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Art of modern rock: the poster explosion / Paul Grushkin & Dennis King; foreword by Wayne Coyne.

[Longhorn Review] Art of modern rock: the poster explosion / Paul Grushkin & Dennis King; foreword by Wayne Coyne.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 15, 2010, 3:13 pm

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This book takes you through the "re-birth" of screen-printed poster art in the
modern age (early 1990's-2000's). This book picks up where The Art of Rock, by the
same author, left off. Though the book gives a thorough look at modern poster art,
it is lacking in the coverage of women within the gigposter world. This book breaks
up gigposter history into styles and movements which makes the mass of content
digestible.

Reviewer: mellowgirl

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Die stille nach dem schuss [videorecording] = The legend of Rita

[Longhorn Review] Die stille nach dem schuss [videorecording] = The legend of Rita

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 13, 2010, 9:26 am

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It's the 70s. You're a left-wing German terrorist on the run.  Where are you
going to hide out? This movie is a riveting exploration of how a West German left
wing terrorists adapts to life in socialist East Germany. Seriously, come to the
Fine Arts Library and watch it! It will make you think about what is important in
life.

Reviewer: Karen

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ElectroNotes!

[Longhorn Review] ElectroNotes!

Material Type: All, books — Posted on October 10, 2010, 10:42 am

By: Bernie Hutchins and gang

This Journal composed of Bernie Hutchins' newsletters on Synthesizer making and
in flux philosophies of perception is one of the most amazing resources I have ever
found in the University of Texas library system, and the UT libraries do not lack in
amazing resources. This publication is inspirational and makes it known what an
individual driven by a passion and managing to find access can accomplish. Not only
does he constantly refine ideas new and old across many issues, but manages to
devise musical applications for ideas he happens across in from even the most remote
corners of bell lab journals and the like. Often he spares no effort to bring forth
full schematics and communicative descriptions. Additionally there are wonderful
record reviews and occasional contributions from the great pioneers of synthesizer
production. Please do what you can to procure the entire collection. Two volumes is
just not enough.

Reviewer: Jon Zingale

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The Music Instinct

[Longhorn Review] The Music Instinct

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 8, 2010, 4:45 pm

By: Ball, Philip

Ever wondered how music works its magic on us? Or why humans are musical? Ball's
"The Music Instinct" provides answers to these and many other fascinating questions.
Ball was previously known as a science writer (see his "H2O: A Biography of Water"
for example) but he is no neophyte where music is concerned and his scientific
expertise is valuable in interpreting the numerous academic studies of the physics
and neurology of music for a general readership. His scope is wide and while his
examples are drawn chiefly from "Western" popular and classical musics (if only
because of familiarity), he also includes many from elsewhere across our musical
globe. No more interesting or informative book about music will be published this
year.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas

[Longhorn Review] Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on October 8, 2010, 4:44 pm

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This nifty little catalog features some excellent up and coming 3D
artists

Reviewer: Laura

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El delicado umbral de la tempestad : cuestiones de un general inglés

[Longhorn Review] El delicado umbral de la tempestad : cuestiones de un general inglés

Material Type: All, books — Tags: fiction, historical, jorge castelli, prestigious La Nacion award in 2000, spanish — Posted on July 12, 2010, 10:36 am

By: Castelli, Jorge, 1956-

Outstanding book! Whoever reads this book will clearly understand why this author
has received several international awards for his talent. His novels, short story
anthologies and poetry works show a deep knowledge of the human soul and its
pathways. His literary wisdom surely knows how to introduce the readers inside the
characters's intense feelings and conflicts. I would recommend this book to everyone
who loves great literature.

Reviewer: Mariel Lazzari

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Choix de plans de grandes compositions exécutées présentant, avec leurs jardins ou leur entourage, une série d\'ensembles de l\'antiquité, de la renaissance et des temps modernes.

[Longhorn Review] Choix de plans de grandes compositions exécutées présentant, avec leurs jardins ou leur entourage, une série d\'ensembles de l\'antiquité, de la renaissance et des temps modernes.

Material Type: All, books — Posted on July 2, 2010, 1:31 pm

By: Gromort, Georges.

Includes plates with plans of: The Acropolis of Athens Pompey Roman and emperors
forums Therms of Caracalla Piranese's Roman Champ de Mars La Alhambra, Granada
Plazas in Pisa, Postoie and Verona Siena Florenze (city center, Pitti palace and
Boboli gardens) Piazza San Marco, Venice Certosa di Pavia Vatican Villa d'Este,
Tivoli Villa Aldodrandini, Frascati Pincio gardens, Villa Gorghese Isola Bella, Lago
Maggiore El Escorial Fontainebleau Palace Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle Versailles (palace,
petit parc, Les Deux Trianons) Les Jardins de Marly Sans-Souci, Postdam Le château
de Caserte

Reviewer: mar

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Dylan Thomas / by Paul Ferris.

[Longhorn Review] Dylan Thomas / by Paul Ferris.

Material Type: All, books — Posted on June 2, 2010, 2:57 pm

By: Ferris, Paul, 1929-

What a depressing subject for a biography. No wonder two of the three Thomas
children went to Australia and stayed there (and had nary a comment for this tome).
Could the slim output and powerful reading ability of this too-famous poet really
justify the living hell that he inflicted on everyone within his purview? It is hard
to imagine how Mr. Ferris was able to maintain his scholarly momentum on this
seemingly endless cascade of theft, whining, solipsism and drunkenness. What is more
remarkable is that Mr. Ferris's account actually provides a measure of empathy for
an individual who personifies the adage that most writers are 'better read than
met'.

Reviewer: dennis trombatore

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What plagues Pakistan?

[Longhorn Review] What plagues Pakistan?

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: Pakistan, plagues, what — Posted on June 1, 2010, 11:56 am

By: Bhatti, Tanvir Hussain

The writer Mr Tanvir Hussain Bhatti has shown awareness to his surroundings and
day to day events in and around Pakistan. He has also related these events to
economic and political situation prevailing in the country. At relevant places he
has suggested how to cope with problems and be a part of solution. He represents to
me a good example of concerned citizen and we need more of this type.

“What Plagues
Pakistan?” is no doubt a potpourri of various problems and difficulties that the
state of Pakistan is facing and which have not received due attention at the hands
of state functionaries and nor of civil society. These issues must be answered. I am
sure that publication of these articles in the form of a book will trigger debate,
and be a catalyst for change.

I am happy Mr.Tanvir is not neutral to wrongs, and
holds a clear bias against what is unjust and unfair. He expresses himself loudly
against those who are and were responsible for the present environment of despair.

Mr.Tanvir Bhatti will do well to avoid prolixity in his future writings and I will
recommend him now to also write about sunshine aspects of Pakistan. We are no doubt
facing problems as mentioned by him but we also have great opportunities awaiting
us. Let us explore them. I find the youth of Pakistan a great source of energy and
hope. I find greater awareness amongst the masses. I find people of Pakistan are
respectable and generous. So if there is bad news, there is good news too.

About the
WRITER: Senator S.M.Zafar Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan Federal Minister
for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan(1965-69) President High
Court Bar Association, Lahore(1975) President Supreme Court Bar Association(1976)
Chairman Human Right Society of Pakistan. Chairman Cultural Association of
Pakistan.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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The Walking Dead / Robert Kirkman

[Longhorn Review] The Walking Dead / Robert Kirkman

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 28, 2010, 12:56 pm

By: Kirkman, Robert.

This superb comic/graphic-novel/whatever is far more than your typical
gunslinger, ridiculous, action up the a$$, zombie based media. I wouldn't consider
it to be a horror either. If anything, I'd consider to be more of a drama/action. If
you like Max Brook's "World War Z," chances are you'll like this.

Reviewer: Spades

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