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5.0 out of 5 stars So Completely Thrilled, January 10, 2001
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This review is from: Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting: Pocket Colour Series (Paperback)
This is a fantastic book with lots of great pictures(many full page). Of course like almost all orientalist art most of the pictures are not accurate representations of the peoples activities but the book is great for studying fashion, jewelry and architecture of that time in the Middle East(mainly late 1800's and early 1900's). The price for this book is phenomenally low for the quality of book you get. There are so many beautiful pictures I haven't even gotten to the text yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful little book, January 29, 2011
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I have ALWAYS loved Orientalist paintings and this book is a treat. Its production values are superb and Thornton does a great job in selection and explanation of the important paintings. The thick, glossy pages bring the painting to life, while the useful glosses provide context and rich detail. My only complaint is the size of the book: it really is a TINY book size for paintings. That has probably allowed the cost to remain low, but honestly, I would pay another $ 10/15 if it meant the book would be bigger, and I can see the detail of the paintings more clearly and vibrantly.

Overall, highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars essential, October 5, 2009
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Although the size of this book is a bit bigger than a regular paperback, it has far more paintings of orientalist style of women than any other book i've seen; the reproductions are excellent and the smaller size (smaller than a regular art book) does not diminise the value. the organization by theme is nice too. this is essential for anyone interested in orientalist art or any artist who likes drawing the female form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Women As Portrayed in Orientalist Painting, March 27, 2009
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I bought this book as a gift for my daughter because it's what she said she wanted (she's very practical!). So I asked her what I should rate it and she said "the Max". She's the expert in this subject, not I, so I'm giving it her rating.
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Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting: Pocket Colour Series
Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting: Pocket Colour Series by Lynne Thornton (Paperback - March 16, 2009)
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