Category Archives: Art

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women edited by Paula Goldman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 239 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: From first-flip I could tell this book had a huge ‘wow’ factor. Synopsis: What do women in their 20s and 30s think about themselves? How do they view the world? How is life different for them than it was for their mothers and […]

Edward S. Curtis: The Women by Christopher Cardozo

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 128 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love having gorgeous photograph collections around to randomly browse through when the mood strikes. Synopsis: The Women is a collection of one hundred photographs focusing on the Native American women of more than eighty tribes (culled from what Cardozo believes may have […]

The Effects of Light by Miranda Beverly- Whittemore

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 349 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I liked the title and the cover. Not what an author wants to hear, I’m sure, but there you have it. Synopsis: Where does art stop and child pornography begin? Two sisters, Myla and Pru, spent much of their childhood posing for nude […]

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 412 pages, 2003 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I believe I saw an ad for it in the book section of Saturday’s Globe and Mail. I like to pick the section up once and a while and hunt for brand new (to me, at least) authors. Synopsis: Alessandra […]

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King