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Qwirkle Board Game
Qwirkle Board Game
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable game, January 9, 2014
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We only had a chance to play twice. My wife and I enjoyed it more than our kids.
Better than most kid games.

Wiener Dog Nationals
Wiener Dog Nationals
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wiener Dog Nationals is a Winner!, August 5, 2013
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I would recommend this family film to anyone with small children. It is fast moving, funny, and
enjoyable for the entire family.

Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism
Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism
by Julius Shulman
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Overdue Study of Moderism in the Midwest, November 8, 2010
This beautiful book was apparently conceived as a companion to Julius Shulman: Palm Springs, another wonderful Rizzoli publication from 2008. That book freshly re-examined some of the greatest mid-century architects who had homes and buildings built there, including Richard Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, Paul R. Williams, Albert Frey, William Cody, Donald Wexler, John Lautner, and others.
What made it such an incredibly beautiful work was that all the pictures, both color and black and white, were from the photographic archives of Julius Shulman, the late, great architectural photographer who had a special passion for the Palm Springs area his entire life. This new book not only incorporates what may be the final brilliant photographs of the world's most famous architectural photographer, it also, as described by its title, is a collection and short history of mid-century modernism in the Midwest. The book features new(2006), and wherefore never before seen, Julius Shulman photographs of some of the most beautiful, and long overlooked, residences designed by eleven of the very best modernist architects of that time, including Paul Schweikher, Bertrand Goldberg, Ralph Rapson, Robert Hausner, Keck and Keck, Edward Humrich, Edward Dart, Harry Weese, Burton Frank, Don Wrobleski, and H.P. David Rockwell. Some of these architects may be more well known to historians than others, but there is no mistake that all of these homes capture the clean and exciting design spirit of mid-century modernism. Mr. Gand pulled off a miraculous coup by somehow enticing Mr. Shulman to fly here from California and create a "Shulman style" photographic log for this collection. The high resolution pictures, like the often heavily wooded homes featured, are warm, inviting and mesmerizing eye candy to lovers of modernism. The interiors are brought to life with an extreme and almost uncanny detail, a trademark of Shulman's work his entire life. The publishers and author elected to use basically all color in this book, an expensive process but one that is astonishingly rewarding.
The book is written with both expert knowledge and an undeniable passion of the time by Gary Gand, one of the co-founders of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, an architecture preservation organization based in Chicago. While the adequate and easy to read text may not be as comprehensive a history as some might want concerning this era, it perfectly compliments the stunning photographs of Shulman, which is the main focal point of the book. Mr. Gand gives us enough details about each house featured that it perks one's interest in finding out even more. The author admits this book is not to be considered the "final" study, only a new first look and a long overdue photographic collection of an exciting era of design. Interestingly, every home featured in this extremely interesting collection is owned by a member of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond.
If you simply love the photographic work of the late Julius Shulman, or if you simply love the design aesthetics of mid-century modernism, this is a book you will want in your library. I am personally hoping that there might be a second book on the same subject in the future as there are apparently many other mid-century modern designed homes that might enjoy this deluxe treatment, even though Mr. Shulman is no longer around to do the photographs. Bottom line: Five stars. Enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5 stars There is no other magazine quite like it., August 14, 2010
I have been receiving Modernism for over ten years. It is the only magazine I keep every issue of in my library. I know of no other magazine that takes the time and effort
to find and write about artists and designers considered part of the modern movement that have not been studied as thoroughly as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Arne Jacobson, etc.. I am pleasantly surprised every month with articles on little known artists/designers/craftsmen as combined with fresh looks at more familiar ones. It is, by far, my favorite magazine. I enjoy the advertising as well. The editorials are also excellent. They have a great feature about particular cities almost every issue, i.e. explaining what is architecturally significant and interesting in one geographical location. I also look forward to the one page of book reviews, which are always excellent. My only wish is that Modernism published more issues per year.

by Jeannine Fiedler
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the most comprehensive and beautiful book on the Bauhaus I have seen, December 17, 2009
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I have looked at many books on the Bauhaus. This particular book is by far the most comprehensive one I've seen. It is an incredibly good value for a reasonable price.

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