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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture

by Clayton Funk The Ohio State University (January 30, 2018)

A guide for Artist and Musician Biographies at We discuss art and music in the context of popular culture, so chances are you will see relationships between art and music and what you...

Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art

by Georges Clémenceau Open BookShelf (March 10, 2018)

In 1928, the former French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau published Claude Monet: Les Nymphéas (The Water-Lilies), a memoir of his longtime friend. Bruce Michelson has produced a new English translation,...

Building Green

by Anne Rademacher University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme...

Music and the Child

by Natalie Sarrazin Open SUNY Textbooks (January 30, 2018)

Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being...

Studies in Strindberg

by Michael Robinson Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

In this volume August Strindberg's accomplishments as a dramatist are set against his achievements in other fields, as an autobiographer, painter, letter writer and theatre director.There are studies of individual...

Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715–1750

by Joseph Kerman University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate...

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

by Christina Zanfagna University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration,...

Understanding basic music theory

by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Connexions, Rice University (March 22, 2018)

"Although it is significantly expanded from "Introduction to Music Theory", this book still covers only the bare essentials of music theory. Music is a very large subject, and the advanced theory that students...

Graphic design and print production fundamentals

by Steve Tomljanovic, Roberto Medeiros, Alan Martin & Ken Jeffery et al. BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical,...

Paperback LA Book 1

by Susan LaTempa Prospect Park Books (May 01, 2018)

  • Debut of a planned series of four books focusing on culture, people, humor, and zeitgeist of LA

  • Editor is respected as a former magazine editor and communications chief for a prominent social-justice nonprofit...

  • Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

    by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)

    The definitive history of the most innovative, thrilling and controversial music of the 21st Century – grime.


    Complete Vocal Fitness

    by Claudia Friedlander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

    Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics is a primer on sport-specific training for vocal athletes. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and...

    Siren Song

    by Seymour Stein & Gareth Murphy St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

    The autobiography of America’s greatest living record man: the founder of Sire Records and spotter of rock talent from the Ramones to Madonna.

    Seymour Stein is America's greatest living record man. Not only...

    The Global Road Movie

    by José Duarte & Timothy Corrigan Intellect (April 09, 2018)

    This edited volume looks at the cinematic travel motif from different perspectives and nations, focusing on movements and flows and how these narratives (re)imagine the contemporary global world. Primarily an...


    by Tom Dingley Arachne Press (November 22, 2016)

    Photographer Tom Dingley started his #Outcome project a couple of years ago, in response to his concern at the lack of positive role models for young people on the cusp of coming out. He decided to photograph...

    Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

    by Christopher Bonanos Henry Holt and Co. (June 05, 2018)

    The first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, “psychic,” ultimate New Yorker—from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid.

    Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime...

    Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach

    by Reginald L. Sanders, Mark A. Peters, Robert L. Marshall & Eric Chafe et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

    Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach collects seventeen essays by leading Bach scholars. The authors each address in some way such questions of meaning in J. S. Bach’s vocal compositions—including...

    The Contemporary Piano

    by Alan Shockley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2018)

    With Contemporary Piano: A Performer and Composer’s Guide to Techniques and Resources, Alan Shockley provides a comprehensive resource for composers writing music that uses extended techniques for the piano,...

    Frontier Women and Their Art

    by Mary Ellen Snodgrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

    While often less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts for centuries. Works by women of the frontier represent treasured accomplishments of American culture...

    The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

    by Marc Silber Mango (May 15, 2018)

    The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos—Natural Lighting & Composition recipes for improving your photography, right now!

    Picture perfect secrets: There’s a common misconception that composition and lighting...

    Bass Lines

    by Coleridge Goode & Roger Cotterrell Northway Publications (November 10, 2014)

    Autobiography of jazz bass player Coleridge Goode, assisted by Roger Cotterrell, includes Jamaican childhood; working as an innovative bassist with Ray Ellington, Joe Harriott, Django Reinhardt, Grappelli, Shearing...

    Flying High

    by Peter King Northway Publications (January 21, 2014)

    With a Foreword by Benny Golson, Peter King’s book ranks among the great jazz autobiographies. One of the world's leading alto saxophonists, he tells his story with searing honesty, revealing the obsessions...


    by Derek Ansell Northway Publications (January 08, 2014)

    Among the great American modern jazz saxophonists, Mobley had been the most unjustly neglected – the truly forgotten man. Yet he played and recorded prolifically with the greatest legends of his era such as...

    Sugar Free Saxophone

    by Derek Ansell Northway Publications (April 03, 2013)

    About the music of Jackie McLean in the context of his life as an internationally grat jazz saxophonist, leader and educator.

    Life Drawing on the iPad

    by Julian Vilarrubi Crowood (May 21, 2018)

    Artists have always looked for new ways of making images and today's technology offers a whole range of exciting possibilities. This practical book shows you how an Apple iPad and stylus can transform the way...

    Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music

    by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (May 01, 2012)

    From boogie-woogie to Beethoven, from Prince to Pavarotti, from the bards of Broadway to the rebels of rock 'n' roll-it's all here. Uncle John has created this harmonious collection of tuneful tales for music...

    Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV

    by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (June 01, 2012)

    Uncle John channel-surfs through America’s favorite pastime: television.

    What does Homer Simpson call “friend…mother…secret lover?” Television, you meathead! Here comes your wacky neighbor Uncle John...

    The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere

    by Nancy J. Hajeski Thunder Bay Press (October 01, 2014)

    Travel across the universe, or at least the globe, with one of the greatest bands of all time.

    One of the most recognizable, enduring, and best-selling bands of all time, The Beatles’ influence spans time,...

    Curtain, Gong, Steam

    by Gundula Kreuzer University of California Press (May 18, 2018)

    In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly envisioned...

    The Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

    by David Morgan University of California Press (January 02, 2012)

    David Morgan builds on his previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across disciplines studying...

    Rock and Romanticism

    by James Rovira, Douglas T. Root, Rachel Feder & David S. Hogsette et al. Lexington Books (January 30, 2018)

    Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 is an edited anthology that seeks to explain just how rock and roll is a Romantic phenomenon that sheds light, retrospectively, on what literary...

    Doctor Who: Who-ology Regenerated Edition: The Official Miscellany

    by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright Harper Design (May 29, 2018)

    How many planets has the TARDIS visited?

    Can you name the Doctor’s favorite Gallifreyan bedtime stories?

    What’s the best way to defeat a Sontaran?

    Put your Time Lord knowledge to the test with an extraordinary...

    San Antonio 1718

    by Marion Oettinger Jr., Katherine C. Luber, Ray Hernández-Durán & Cristina Cruz González et al. Trinity University Press (February 01, 2018)

    Three hundred years ago San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often...

    Transcendental Style in Film

    by Paul Schrader University of California Press (May 18, 2018)

    With a new introduction, acclaimed director Paul Schrader revisits and updates his study and contemplation of slow cinema of the past fifty years. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro...

    Walter Beauchamp

    by Terry Beauchamp, Pedro Mendes & Gordon Lightfoot Figure 1 Publishing (August 11, 2017)

    : As one of the Canada's oldest custom tailors, Walter Beauchamp Tailors has nurtured a unique civilian and military tailoring business for over a century. Owned and operated by three generations of the Beauchamp...

    So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime

    by Brenda Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

    During the 21st century, there has been a paradigm shift regarding singing and aging. The older generation is remaining active longer and wishes to continue to participate in the life-giving, fully athletic...

    Anime Impact

    by Chris Stuckmann Mango (April 15, 2018)

    #1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing power of anime

    Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since...

    The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

    by Salvador Jimenez Murguia & Alex Pinar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2018)

    Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned...

    Fear of Music

    by David Stubbs Zero Books (April 16, 2009)

    Modern art is a mass phenomenon. Conceptual artists like Damien Hirst enjoy celebrity status. Works by 20th century abstract artists like Mark Rothko are selling for record breaking sums, while the millions...

    Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans

    by Vicki Mayer Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally...

    Orchestrating Experiences

    by Chris Risdon & Patrick Quattlebaum Rosenfeld Media (May 01, 2018)

    Customer experiences are increasingly complicated—with multiple channels, touchpoints, contexts, and moving parts—all delivered by fragmented organizations. How can you bring your ideas to life in the face...

    Performing Exile

    by Judith Rudakoff Intellect (November 01, 2017)

    Bringing together a range of perspectives to examine the full impact of political, socio-economic, or psychological experiences of exile, Performing Exile: Foreign Bodies presents an inclusive mix of voices...

    Experiencing Progressive Rock

    by Robert G. H. Burns Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

    In Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion, Robert G. H. Burns brings together the many strands that define the "prog rock" movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of...

    Mind Candy

    by Lawrence Watt-Evans Wildside Press (August 05, 2013)

    Over the years, in a variety of venues, Lawrence Watt-Evans has turned his sharp, analytical, and slightly crazed mind to everything from weaponized poetry to why the Enterprise doesn't have seatbelts, and everyone...


    by Chris Nashawaty Flatiron Books (April 24, 2018)

    “More fun to read than the movie was to watch… a scene-stealing book.”

    — The Washington Post

    An Entertainment Weekly "Must List" selection

    Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a...


    by Keegan Allen St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

    A photographic tour of the different sides of Hollywood by the the bestselling author of

    The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see--and the one we don't--with...

    The Essential James Garner

    by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

    Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...

    Mad about the House

    by Kate Watson-Smyth Pavilion (March 30, 2018)

    The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog,

    Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be...

    The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography

    by Jordana Wright Rocky Nook (March 28, 2018)

    If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic...

    Singing with Your Whole Self

    by Samuel H. Nelson & Elizabeth L. Blades Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

    This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method of neuromuscular activities to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with...