Category Archives: Book Portrait

I know I already did Intron Depot, but I…

I know I already did Intron Depot, but I think Ghost in the Shell is awesome enough to deserve its own entry. This is the English version of the graphic novel, I also have a bunch of the individual issues … Continue reading

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Books by the week now – Snowcrash

OK Well it's been far too long since my last post so I'm going to go ahead and make one. Doing a book every day was getting a little crazy so I'm going to cool it a bit and go … Continue reading

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Dune

Dune was one of the first adult novels I ever read on my own.  I’m not sure where I got it from, probably the library, but it took me forever to read it. I also saw the David Lynch movie … Continue reading

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Dali

Surrealism is pretty cool.  Salvador Dali is another one of these guys that is ubiquitous on the walls of college students, and a big seller at poster sales. His paintings are pretty great, but I also like his forays into … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Face to Face

It might be a cliche to like Van Gogh, but I do.  I may or may not have had the ubiquitous Starry Night poster on my dorm room wall at some point. Ths book was produced by the DIA for … Continue reading

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Intron Depot

Masamune Shirow is one of my heroes, and this is a collection of sketches, paintings, line drawings etc, by him. He’s the creator of Ghost in the Shell, Dominion Tank Police, Appleseed, and various other robot-centric future stories.  Some of … Continue reading

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100 Flowers

Last year while we were in New Mexico we visited the Georgia O’Keefe museum. It’s pretty small, and we were able to cover the whole thing in a couple hours tops. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from it, I … Continue reading

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History of Art

I’ve taken quite a few art history classes at this point, and man are the textbooks ever expensive. They’re always so pretty though, so I’ve kept all of them. This was from my first Art History class at EMU, and … Continue reading

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100 Masterpieces of the Detroit Institute of the Arts

It’s no mystery that the Detroit area is pretty depressed. Jobs are being lost  left and right as the auto industry and all related businesses slowly implode. It seems like every other day I hear about someone else I know … Continue reading

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki

This diary of the author of the Tale of Genji is mostly notes. The actual diary is only a few pages, and should only take a couple hours at most to read. The rest of the book is filled with … Continue reading

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