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Robert Smithson Unearthed

[Longhorn Review] Robert Smithson Unearthed

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, Smithson — Posted on September 29, 2007, 11:46 am

By: Eugenie Tsai

Interesting insights into one of 20th century art's best minds.

Reviewer: Tommy

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The Elements of Drawing

[Longhorn Review] The Elements of Drawing

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, drawing, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 26, 2007, 11:53 am

By: John Ruskin

The chapter on Ruskin in the above de Botton book describes Ruskin’s view that
drawing can teach us to see, and that everyone should draw.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Seed queen : the story of crop art and the amazing Lillian Colton

[Longhorn Review] Seed queen : the story of crop art and the amazing Lillian Colton

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on December 1, 2007, 12:05 pm

By: Sheehy, Colleen J.

The subject headings say it all: Celebrities -- United States -- Portraits. Seeds
as art material -- United States.

Reviewer: Ellen

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The $12 million stuffed shark : the curious economics of contemporary art and auction houses

[Longhorn Review] The $12 million stuffed shark : the curious economics of contemporary art and auction houses

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on July 3, 2008, 8:36 am

By: Don Thompson

For an eye-opening study of the market for art and why some artists are paid
millions and others starve, this is a fascinating read.  Full of gory detail about
how dealers, auction houses, collectors and artists operate.

Reviewer: David

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Ornament as art: avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

[Longhorn Review] Ornament as art: avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:18 am

By: Cindi Strauss

From the publisher: "Presents 800 jewelry objects and drawings from 1960 through
2006 by more than 170 international jewelry artists in the Helen Williams Drutt
Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Includes essays about Minimalist and
Conceptual influences and the history behind the collection, a chronology, and
artist biographies."

Reviewer: Laura

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Patterns 2: design, art and architecture

[Longhorn Review] Patterns 2: design, art and architecture

Material Type: All, books — Tags: architecture, art, falstaffpicks — Posted on October 2, 2008, 11:29 am

By: Barbara Glasner, Petra Schmidt, Ursula Schöndeling

Part 2 of this wildly successful and satisfying book series, which connects works
art, architecture, and a variety of other disciplines through patterns.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Speed : art, 2003-2009

[Longhorn Review] Speed : art, 2003-2009

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, paintings — Posted on March 10, 2010, 12:16 pm

By: Speed, Julie

Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.

Reviewer: Ellen

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