REVIEW: “Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis” by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson

Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis, by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson Routledge, 978-0415206860 Copyright January 2001, Paperback, 416 Pages Fashion Cultures presents a profound, multifaceted, and critical examination of the cultural phenomenon of fashion. This book is an excellent anthology of articles penned by an eclectic range of experts from diverse disciplines. The text’s quality academic writing…

REVIEW: “The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character” by Ivana Chubbuck

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character, by Ivana Chubbuck Avery, 978-1592401536 Copyright August 2005, Paperback, 400 Pages The Power of the Actor is an absolutely divine text explicating the magnificent Chubbuck Technique. This utterly educational reference is a godsend…

REVIEW: “Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet” by Jennifer Homans

Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans Random House, ISBN: 978-1400060603 Copyright November 2010, Hardcover, 672 Pages Apollo’s Angels is a brilliantly written, astoundingly erudite, and unbelievably well-researched book expounding the wondrous and boundlessly fascinating history of ballet. Its extraordinary writing is beyond impressive. With its immensely educational quality, along with the highly captivating, engrossing, and…

REVIEW: “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread” by Peter Reinhart

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread, by Peter Reinhart Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748656 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 336 Pages The Bread Baker’s Apprentice makes a perfect gift for the serious baker. Immensely instructive and practically methodical, this book is an authoritative guide to bread baking. Lucidly written and easily understandable,…

REVIEW: “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California” by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748175 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 608 Pages This is a decisively extraordinary and authoritative reference to mushroom identification in the region of the Redwood Coast. Unparalleled in quality, and coupled with exceptional comprehensiveness and…

REVIEW: “Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide)” by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society

Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide), by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society Timber Press, ISBN: 978-1604694642 Copyright February 2016, Flexibound, 448 Pages Wildflowers of New England is the ultimate field guide to wildflower identification in New England. Filled with incredibly gorgeous photography, the book is not only exceedingly visually…

REVIEW: “Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe” by Sasha Duerr

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe, by Sasha Duerr Watson-Guptill, ISBN: 978-1607749363 Copyright August 2016, Hardcover, 272 Pages Natural Color is an astounding visually appealing book which provides the reader with a highly concise introduction to the fascinating world of natural plant dyes. Contents of the book are beautifully interlaid with vibrant and…