David Ciaffardini

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Oceano, CA United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 521,534 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
Volcanic Land Forms & Surface Features: A Photogra&hellip by J. Green
This book serves as a fantastic visual dictionary for all things volcanic. It is a large book, with a simple, straightforward and very useful format . Seemingly every type of volcanic feature is illustrated with large, clear black and white photos. Plus the geographic location of every feature illustrated is noted in the text. There are even photos of the moon! Plus a very nice glossary. This is a great book to have on your reference shelf and will well-serve amateurs to professionals, children to adults. Neat!
Henry Moore: My Ideas, Inspiration, and Life As an&hellip by Henry Moore
Henry Moore is a wise man and it is nice to know that his words do justice to his talent as a sculptor. Musings is too light a term to use for the warm, down-to-earth essays that Moore provides us as he shares his thoughts and experiences with life, art, and aesthetics. With the words are page after page of photos of Moore, his work, along with images of things that have been his inspirations. This is a book about art appreciation, but grounded in the practicality of a working, master artist who is humble and thoughtful. It is hard to imagine how any sculptor who hopes to create works of lasting greatness could not profit and indeed be inspired by knowing this book. But Moore's basic,… Read more
Great Plains by Ian Frazier
Great Plains by Ian Frazier
I thoroughly enjoyed the audio tape version of this book and wished it were longer. If there was an unabridged version, I would buy it. I kept this in my car tape player for a week or so while doing short errands, and found myself sitting in the car in parking lots listening a little longer when I should have been getting out and getting my errands over with. Frazier is the ultimate dry-humorist with a very humble style, layering facts upon facts, upon observations notebook-style and leaving me chuckling without him ever having "cracked a joke." The tape simultaneously made me want to drive through the Great Plains while also making me feel that if I never do visit the region I… Read more