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English Cathedrals: England’s magnificent cathedrals and abbeys (Collins Little Books)

by Historic Uk Collins (October 04, 2018)

A handy guide to England’s most famous cathedrals and abbeys. Includes an eight-page map section showing the locations of cathedrals covered in the book.

Historical background and architectural details for...


Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer

by Michael Brocken & Jeff Daniels Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This extensively researched text concerning the life and career of Liverpool-born Black jazz musician Gordon Stretton not only contributes to the important debate concerning the transoceanic pathways of jazz...


Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony

by Marc D. Moskovitz Boydell Press (August 19, 2010)

From Zemlinsky's early success as a composer and widely recognized achievements as a conductor to his eventual descent into obscurity, this new biography places Zemlinsky (1871-1942) against the backdrops of...


Jarmila Novotná

by Jarmila Novotná, William V. Madison & Brian Kellow The University Press of Kentucky (August 16, 2018)

A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances...


Mad Scenes and Exit Arias

by Heidi Waleson Henry Holt and Co. (October 02, 2018)

From the Wall Street Journal's opera critic, a wide-ranging narrative history of how and why the New York City Opera went bankrupt—and what it means for the future of the arts

In October 2013, the arts world...


Let the Good Times Roll

by Kenney Jones St. Martin's Press (September 25, 2018)

The long-awaited memoir of the legendary drummer's life and times in the bands Small Faces, Faces, and The Who.

From the Mod revolution and the British Invasion of the 1960s, through the psychedelic era of the...


Experiencing Latin American Music

by Carol A. Hess University of California Press (August 10, 2018)

In Experiencing Latin American Music, Carol A. Hess offers a new approach to human experience as a point of departure for musical understanding. Students explore topics such as music and identity, music and...


So You Want to Sing the Blues

by Eli Yamin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing the Blues shines a light on the history and vibrant modern life of blues song. Eli Yamin explores those essential elements that make the blues sound authentic and guides readers of all backgrounds...


Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

Hokum!, the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era, challenges the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition. Author Rob King explores...


Viscous Expectations

by Cara Judea Alhadeff Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Orchestrating text and color photography through the lens of vulnerability, Viscous Expectations explores embodied democracy as the intersection of technology, aesthetics, eroticism, and ethnicity. Cara Judea...


Hugs from Obama

by M. Sweeney St. Martin's Press (September 04, 2018)

A photographic celebration of Obama’s warmth and compassion

America needs a hug from Obama now more than ever, and this beautiful collection of photographs and quotations showcases President Obama’s wit,...


Been So Long

by Jorma Kaukonen & Grace Slick St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2018)

"A modern parable." —from the foreword by Grace Slick

“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” – Acoustic...


The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka

by Frank Gunderson & Hassan Rehani Bitchuka Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Muhidin Maalim Gurumo and Hassan Rehani Bitchuka are two of Tanzania’s most well-known singers in the popular music genre known as muziki wa dansi (literally, 'music for dancing'), a variation of the Cuban-based...


Underwater Photography

by Maria Munn Fernhurst Books Limited (June 29, 2012)

This is a step-by-step guide to taking professional quality underwater photos with a point-and-shoot camera. _x000D_Modern compact cameras are capable of capturing fantastic underwater images – and this book...


Shark Bytes

by John Bantin Fernhurst Books Limited (September 15, 2015)

The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most of whom are far more frightened...


Two by Two

by Eve Babitz Simon & Schuster (August 07, 2018)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music

by Frye Gaillard NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2004)

Originally published in 1978, Watermelon Wine received honest, unsentimental examination of the compassion as well as the passion behind authentic country music. A quarter-century later, the essays in the book...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon NewSouth Classics (June 01, 2012)

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


The American Piano Concerto Compendium

by William Phemister Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2018)

The second edition of William Phemister’s The American Piano Concerto Compendium reveals to professional and amateurs pianists alike a vast collection of available compositions by American composers. Analysis...


The Essential Films of Ingrid Bergman

by Constantine Santas & James M. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

Ingrid Bergman was not only an incomparable beauty but one of the finest actresses of cinema’s Golden Age. She made her start in modest productions in Sweden before Hollywood beckoned and soon became one of...


The Collins Guide To Opera And Operetta

by Michael White & Elaine Henderson Collins (May 31, 2018)

Originally published in 1997, Collins Opera & Operetta is an invaluable guide to this fascinating but sometimes misunderstood art form, presenting essential information on over 180 major operas and operettas...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


Devil's Mile

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou St. Martin's Press (July 24, 2018)

The New York Times Book Review: "Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto."

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history,...


AutoCAD Pocket Reference

by Cheryl R. Shrock & Steve Heather Industrial Press, Inc. (June 19, 2018)

Everyone needs a refresher sometimes. The 8th edition of the AutoCAD® Pocket Reference provides easy access to everyday information needed by AutoCAD users, including concepts, how-to, and fundamental commands. ...


Wanna Bet?

by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

"Lange’s entertaining book makes it clear that, no matter how wild and risky his lifestyle may be, he takes comedy more seriously than anything else." —Publishers Weekly

When Artie Lange's first book, the...


Modernizing Composition

by Garrett Field University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely...


A&R Pioneers

by Brian Ward & Patrick Huber Vanderbilt Univ Press - Country Music Foundation P (June 26, 2018)

A&R Pioneers offers the first comprehensive account of the diverse group of men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early US recording industry. In the process, they helped create...


Just a Shot Away

by Saul Austerlitz St. Martin's Press (July 10, 2018)

“The most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” —New York Times Book Review

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival—and the dark side of the ‘60s.

If Woodstock tied the ideals of the...


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 http://aaep1600.osu.edu 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,...


The Times on Cinema

by Brian Pendreigh The History Press (September 03, 2018)

The Times on Cinema opens The Times’ and the Sunday Times’ vast archives of reviews and coverage of Hollywood’s most treasured films. Featuring many of cinema’s most revered critics, including Philip...


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 grime biography’ NME

    ’A landmark genre history’ Pitchfork

    DIZZEE RASCAL. WILEY. KANO. STORMZY. SKEPTA. JME. SHYSTIE. WRETCH 32. GHETTS. LETHAL BIZZLE. TINCHY STRYDER. DURRTY GOODZ....


    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...


    Creating the Revolutionary Artist

    by Mark Rabideau & Tayloe Harding Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

    As traditional music career paths become increasingly scarce, 21st-century musicians must reach out to new and diverse audiences to ensure career success and sustainability. Many universities and conservatories...


    Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun

    by Bette W. Oliver Hamilton Books (June 01, 2018)

    Jean-Baptiste Pierre LeBrun's life was marked by his intense interest in art, first as an artist, and then from 1770 until his death in 1813, as an art dealer/connoisseur and as a participant in the transformation...


    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...


    Outcome

    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...