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K-POP A To Z

by Bina Lee Racehorse (February 05, 2019)

Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know about Korean Pop Music!

K-POP is popping up everywhere! Korea’s infectious and high-energy pop music and entertainment scene is a relatively young phenomenon in the...


The Birth of Loud

by Ian S. Port Scribner (January 15, 2019)

A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition...


The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing

by Carla Renata Allworth (January 01, 2019)

Stand Out from the Competition!

How do actors sell their personality? What does it take to make a lasting impression? How can actors use their image to achieve their dreams? The Actor's Guide to Self-Marketing...


There's Money Where Your Mouth Is (Fourth Edition)

by Elaine A. Clark Allworth (January 01, 2019)

“The bible of our industry” —Harlan Hogan

How to sell your voice and make a living from it.

Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, video games, audio books, cartoon characters, announcements,...


Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

by Geddy Lee Harper Design (December 18, 2018)

"It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."—Geddy Lee

From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


Experiencing Debussy

by Teresa Davidian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Claude Debussy holds a place as a one of the most recognizable and influential composers in the classical music. Debussy forged a new and influential sound for the twentieth century with his remarkable harmonies,...


Frame, Glass, Verse

by Rayna Kalas Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

In a book that draws attention to some of our most familiar and unquestioned habits of thought—from "framing" to "perspective" to "reflection"—Rayna Kalas suggests that metaphors of the poetic imagination...


Photographic Literacy

by Katherine M. H. Reischl Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Photography, introduced to Russia in 1839, was nothing short of a sensation. Its rapid proliferation challenged the other arts, including painting and literature, as well as the very integrity of the self. If...


Bring It On Home

by Mark Blake Da Capo Press (December 11, 2018)

The authorized biography of the most notorious rock manager of all time, Peter Grant, best known for his work with Led Zeppelin, by the author of Comfortably Numb

Peter Grant is the most famous music manager...


Iconix

by Wolfgang Joensson Skyhorse (November 20, 2018)

Iconix is a comprehensive collection of iconic product design objects, chronologically organized from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present. Each spread of this richly illustrated book showcases...


The Law (in Plain English) for Collectors

by Sarah Tugman & Leonard DuBoff Allworth (November 20, 2018)

“Savvy art collectors who want to protect themselves and their investments would be wise to read The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors. The book provides valuable guidance that collectors of all levels...


ALT 36: African Literature Today

by Ernest N. Emenyonu & John C. Hawley James Currey (November 16, 2018)

Debates on the future of the African continent and the role of gender identities in these visions are increasingly present in literary criticism forums as African writers become bolder in exploring the challenges...


Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Questlove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2018)

Featuring even more groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to...


Creative Union

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians...


How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery (Second Edition)

by Edward Winkleman & Patton Hindle Allworth (November 13, 2018)

“A comprehensive guide.” —Artspace

Aspiring and new art gallery owners can find everything they need to plan and operate a successful art gallery with How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. This...


Born to Be Posthumous

by Mark Dery Little, Brown and Company (November 13, 2018)

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman...


Fruits of the Cross

by Robert L. Kendrick University of California Press (November 13, 2018)

In this first detailed study of seventeenth-century sepolcri, semi-staged sacred operas performed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, Robert L. Kendrick delves into the political and artistic world of Hapsburg...


Nashville

by Heidi Ross, Ann Patchett & Jon Meacham Harper Design (November 13, 2018)

Nashville: Scenes from the New American South beautifully captures my home city of Nashville in this exciting moment of change and growth.— AL GORE

This book is excruciatingly gorgeous. Every page makes me...


The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2018)

For more than five decades, Woody Allen has been one of the most critically acclaimed talents in American cinema. Allen has been nominated for best director seven times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...


Where We Find Ourselves

by Alex Harris, Margaret Sartor, Michael Lesy & Deborah Willis The University of North Carolina Press (November 08, 2018)

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in Durham, North Carolina, as its burgeoning tobacco economy put the frontier-like boomtown on the map. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in...


The Boston Celtics

by McClellan Michael D. & Volk Jan Sports Publishing (November 06, 2018)

Since the team’s inception in 1946, the Boston Celtics have been at the heart of the culture and history of the city they call home. And as Boston has transformed over the years, the Celtics too have evolved...


Vivian Maier: The Color Work

by Colin Westerbeck Harper Design (November 06, 2018)

The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.

Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery....


Appetite for Definition

by Ian King Harper Perennial (November 06, 2018)

Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock ‘n’ roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of...


Some Old Bloke

by Robert Llewellyn Unbound (November 01, 2018)

When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be...


The Double Act

by Andrew Roberts The History Press (November 01, 2018)

The double act has been at the heart of British entertainment for over 150 years, yet there has never been a book detailing how this form of comedy continues to develop. From music hall turns such as Flanagan...


The Nutcracker

by E. T. A. Hoffman Racehorse (October 30, 2018)

On Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Marie and her eight-year-old brother Fritz anxiously await their Christmas gifts. When their godfather—a clock builder and toymaker—arrives, he unveils an ornate clockwork...


Sophisticated Giant

by Maxine Gordon University of California Press (October 30, 2018)

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has...


Year of Wonder

by Clemency Burton-Hill Harper (October 30, 2018)

Year of Wonder is an absolute treatthe most enlightening way to be guided through the year. Eddie Redmayne

A unique celebration of classical music that showcases one inspirational piece each day...


Capturing the South

by Scott L. Matthews The University of North Carolina Press (October 26, 2018)

In his expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth-century, Scott L. Matthews examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologist Howard...


Notes from the Dream House

by Philip French, Karl French, Kersti French & Patrick French et al. Carcanet Film (October 25, 2018)

Notes from the Dream House is a ‘best of’ selection of reviews by the celebrated Observer film critic Philip French. Spanning half the history of cinema, his reviews cover a great variety of films, from...


Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition)

by Wesley Van Tassel Allworth (October 23, 2018)

“A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries.” —Library Journal

Clues to Acting Shakespeare has...


I'll Be There For You: The ultimate book for Friends fans everywhere

by Kelsey Miller HQ (October 23, 2018)

‘Funny, enlightening and incredibly well-researched’ Emerald Street Over twenty years since its low-profile debut and Friends is the most streamed show on UK Netflix. But has it stood the test of time? Are...


Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

by Roger Daltrey Henry Holt and Co. (October 23, 2018)

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.

“It’s taken me three years to unpack...


The Making of Planet of the Apes

by J. W. Rinzler Harper Design (October 23, 2018)

FOREWORD BY FRASER HESTON

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen...


The "La Traviata" Affair

by Dr. Hilde Roos University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a “coloured” cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. The La Traviata...


Led Zeppelin All the Songs

by Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin Running Press (October 23, 2018)

The newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series delves deep into the recording history of Led Zeppelin, focusing on their innovation in the studio.

Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho...


Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life

by Michael Katakis, Patrick Hemingway & Sean Hemingway Scribner (October 23, 2018)

Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway's life through the documents, photographs, and miscellany he kept, compiled by the steward of the Hemingway...


Born to Dance

by Jordan Matter Workman Publishing Company (October 16, 2018)

A New York Times bestseller!

“In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times

 

From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers...


Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog

by Ryan Beauchesne St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2018)

The New York Times bestselling and 2018 Animal Star People's Choice Award-winning popular blogger, internet sensation Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund returns with a beautiful and whimsical book full of heartwarming...


Fryderyk Chopin

by Dr. Alan Walker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2018)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. The Sunday Times (U.K.) Classical Music Book of 2018 and one of The Economist's Best Books of 2018.

"A magisterial portrait." --Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New...


A Stranger's Pose

by Emmanuel Iduma CASSAVA REPUBLIC (October 16, 2018)

A unique blend of travelogue, musings and poetry, A Stranger's Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters haunted by the absence of home, estrangement from a lover and family tragedies. The author's recollections...


Carleton Watkins

by Tyler Green University of California Press (October 16, 2018)

Carleton Watkins (1829–1916) is widely considered the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century and arguably the most influential artist of his era.

 

Best known for his pictures of Yosemite...


Overcoming Ptolemy

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the...


Modes and Mannequins

by Max Boy V&A Publishing (October 15, 2018)

First published a year after World War II ended, this fictional text was written for a generation of women starved by war rationing of both clothing and makeup. Speculation on the true identity of the author...


Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

In the mid-twentieth century, certain elements of the American popular music industry (publishers, recording companies, and broadcasters) began to redefine their product as something more than mere entertainment....


Shakespeare and Realism

by Josy Miller, Peter Lichtenfels, Sam Kolodezh & Bryan Reynolds et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 15, 2018)

This collection of essays examines the works of the most famous writer of plays in the English language within the most culturally pervasive genre in which they are performed. Though Realist productions of Shakespeare...


Music and Words

by Patrick M. Patterson Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Composer Nakayama Shimpei (1887-1952) wrote more than 300 popular songs in his lifetime. Most are still well known and recorded regularly. An entrepreneur, he found ways to create popular songs that powered...


Glam Rock

by Simon Philo & Scott Calhoun Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Until recently, glam rock has featured as a mere footnote in popular music history: a style over substance lark in an otherwise serious industry. Glam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision reveals the true story of...


Television Series of the 2000s

by Vincent Terrace Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

In the first decade of the new millennium, the four major networks struggled to hold their own as cable channels and unscripted shows began to dominate the television landscape. Network powerhouses like 24,...