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The Relation of Music to Mental Progress

by Stephen A. Pearce Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 12, 2019)

This book treats of the relation of music to the mental progress.The music of a people may be considered in direct relation to their supersensuous natures. From this point of view alone, strongly marked differences...


History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks

by Frederic G. Mather Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

This book deals with the History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks. "The old Romans used this water-clock; but, when their empire was destroyed, all Western Europe forgot the existence of such a thing. In the...


Cruel to Be Kind

by Will Birch Da Capo Press (August 20, 2019)

The definitive biography of singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, best-known for "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding"

Described as "Britain's greatest living songwriter," Nick...


Elvis in Vegas

by Richard Zoglin Simon & Schuster (July 23, 2019)

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.

The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward...


How a Drum Works

by Ryan Conway & Rhianne Conway Library For All (July 19, 2019)

Do you know how a drum works?


Getting into Drama School: The Compact Guide

by Nick Moseley Nick Hern Books (July 19, 2019)

This encouraging, no-nonsense guide walks you through the whole process of applying for drama school – including doing your initial research, selecting the right school for you, choosing and preparing your...


How a Guitar Works

by Ryan Conway & Rhianne Conway Library For All (July 18, 2019)

Do you know how a guitar works?


Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom

by Dr. Carmen Herrero & Isabelle Vanderschelden Multilingual Matters (July 02, 2019)

This book demonstrates the positive impact of using film and audiovisual material in the language classroom. The chapters are evidence-based and address different levels and contexts of learning around the world....


Hidden Treasures, Quilts from 1600 to 1860

by Lori Lee Triplett & Kay Triplett C&T Publishing (July 01, 2019)

Turn back time with color photos and insightful essays about America’s quilting past! Admire one hundred antique quilts and textiles you’ve never seen before, curated from the remarkable Poos Collection....


Building the Italian Renaissance

by Paula Kay Lazrus Reacting Consortium Press (July 01, 2019)

Building the Italian Renaissance focuses on the competition to select a team to execute the final architectural challenge of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore--the erection of its dome. Although the model...


Swedish Design

by Keith M. Murphy Cornell University Press (June 22, 2019)

Swedish designers are noted for producing distinctive and elegant forms; their furniture and household goods have an especially loyal following around the world. Design in Sweden has more than just an aesthetic...


The Social Documentary Photography of Milton Rogovin

by Christopher Fulton, Elizabeth E. Reilly, Cynthia Negrey & Catherine Fosl et al. The University Press of Kentucky (June 21, 2019)

Milton Rogovin (1909--2011) dedicated his photographic career to capturing the humanity of working-class people around the world -- coal miners, factory workers, the urban poor, the residents of Appalachia,...


Teaching Graphic Design History

by Steven Heller Allworth (June 18, 2019)

An Examination of the Practice Through the Years

Teaching the history of graphic design cannot simply be outlined by dates nor confined by places, but is defined by concepts and philosophies, as well as those...


When the Movies Mattered

by Jonathan Kirshner & Jon Lewis Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

In When the Movies Mattered Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis gather a remarkable collection of authors to revisit the unique era in American cinema that was New Hollywood. Ten eminent contributors, some of whom...


Grassroots Baseball

by Jean Fruth Sports Publishing (June 11, 2019)

In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball...


The Future of Design

by Lorraine Justice Quercus (June 04, 2019)

The Future of Design is for those who innovate, design, market and sell products or services to a global market whose product successes and failures have direct business implications for their companies. Features...


24 Bars to Kill

by Andrew B. Armstrong Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

The most clearly identifiable and popular form of Japanese hip-hop, “ghetto” or “gangsta” music has much in common with its corresponding American subgenres, including its portrayal of life on the margins,...


Gangster Doodles

by Marlon Sassy Harper Design (May 28, 2019)

A collectible, four-color illustrated A–Z treasury of gangster rappers, the hip-hop high-life, and notorious pop culture history, told through a series of graphic doodles on 3” x 3” sticky notes.

Four years...


Designing and Painting Murals

by Gary Myatt Crowood (May 27, 2019)

By their sheer size and ambition, murals can pose difficult and unique challenges for the artist. This practical book guides you through the process, from first choosing a design to applying the paint to the...


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

by Joseph Lanza Skyhorse (May 21, 2019)

When Tobe Hooper’s low-budget slasher film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, opened in theaters in 1974, it was met in equal measure with disgust and reverence. The film—in which a group of teenagers meet a...


The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

by Matt Whyman William Morrow (May 21, 2019)

A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Following the original...


The Quite Nice & Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

by Neil Gaiman William Morrow Paperbacks (May 21, 2019)

Neil Gaiman’s complete original scripts for the highly anticipated six-episode original series, adapted from the classic novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett.

First published nearly thirty years ago, the novel...


Super Soldiers

by Jason Inman Mango (May 15, 2019)

#1 Amazon Best Seller! ? A Deeper Look at Comic Book Superhero Soldiers

The military in comic books: Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently...


Why We Love Star Wars

by Ken Napzok Mango (May 15, 2019)

#1 Amazon Best Seller! ? Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love Star Wars

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments....


Legendary Artists and the Clothes They Wore

by Terry Newman Harper Design (May 14, 2019)

Whether it’s Cecil Beaton’s flamboyant, classically tailored suits, Frida Kahlo’s love of bright color, or Cindy Sherman’s penchant for minimalism, an artist’s attire often reflects the creative and...


The Film Photography Handbook

by Chris Marquardt & Monika Andrae Rocky Nook (May 05, 2019)

In recent years, film photography has witnessed a significant renaissance—and not just among those who have previously shot with film. Interest in film photography and analog photography has also grown enormously...


The Second Summer of Love - How Dance Music Took Over The World

by Alon Shulman & Paul Oakenfold John Blake (May 02, 2019)

In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there, and brought back home, would give rise to a new global...


One Sound, Two Worlds

by Michael Rauhut Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Although it first emerged in the United States, blues music has been performed and enjoyed across the world for over a century. Among the varied places where it took root was Germany, where in the postwar era...


Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies)

by Mark Vieira Running Press (April 30, 2019)

It's classic Hollywood -- uncensored. Filled with rare images and untold stories from producers, censors, stars, exhibitors, and the movie-going public, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously...


Backstage Pass

by Paul Stanley HarperOne (April 30, 2019)

The New York Times bestselling author and front man and rhythm guitarist of KISS grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life and shows them how to pursue a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of...


The Zodiac Gestures in Eurythmy

by Werner Barfod & Sally Lake-Edwards Floris Books (April 18, 2019)

Eurythmy is an art form that makes sounds visible. By incorporating zodiac gestures into their art, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, eurythmists can draw on a deep connection between the earth and the cosmos....


Red Lipstick

by Rachel Felder Harper Design (April 09, 2019)

A unique, full-color compendium that celebrates and explores the enduring power and allure of the world’s most iconic lip shade, jam-packed with entertaining stories, anecdotes, little-known facts, quotes,...


The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide (Second Edition)

by Charles Grippo Allworth (April 02, 2019)

Expert, Practical Advice for Everyone in Show Business

Now updated and expanded, this second edition of The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide is the ultimate survival kit for anyone presenting live...


CSNY

by Peter Doggett Atria Books (April 02, 2019)

“A must for CSNY fans.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of “rock’s first supergroup” (Rolling Stone) Crosby, Stills,...


Keep Going

by Austin Kleon Workman Publishing Company (April 02, 2019)

Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating.

In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed...


Serving the Servant

by Danny Goldberg Ecco (April 02, 2019)

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically...


The Historian's Eye

by Matthew Frye Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (March 26, 2019)

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and document what...


Frame by Frame

by Hannah Frank University of California Press (March 19, 2019)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In this beautifully...


This Thing of Darkness

by Joan Neuberger Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie. Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in 1941 to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film's politics,...


Fifty Early Medieval Things

by Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey & Paolo Squatriti Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah...


Dressing Barbie

by Carol Spencer Harper Design (March 12, 2019)

A legendary fashion designer for Barbie shares the story of her adventures working behind-the-scenes at Mattel, and spotlights the creations that transformed the world’s most famous doll into a style icon...


Hollywood

by Jill Tietjen & Barbara Bridges Lyons Press (March 01, 2019)

The year was 1896, the woman was Alice Guy-Blaché, and the film was The Cabbage Fairy. It was less than a minute long. Guy-Blaché, the first female director, made hundreds of movies during her career.

Thousands...


LIFE The Godfather

Persistently Postwar

by Blai Guarné, Artur Lozano-Méndez & Dolores P. Martinez Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

From melodramas to experimental documentaries to anime, mass media in Japan constitute a key site in which the nation’s social memory is articulated, disseminated, and contested. Through a series of stimulating...


Designology

by Dr. Sally Augustin Mango (February 14, 2019)

Dr. Sally Augustin helps people design spaces that are much more than just clean or clutter-free--it helps them design spaces to support their deepest goals. It's a mind-opening new way of working with the space...


Leftover Salmon

by Tim Newby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2019)

Leftover Salmon is a major influence on a generation of bands who have followed in their wake. Emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, Leftover Salmon rose...


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...


PEOPLE Celebrating Beatlemania

Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach

by Barbara D. Hoffstot, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach & Arthur P. Ziegler Jr. Lyons Press (February 01, 2019)

Palm Beach is a remarkably small town to be so famous; its population is only a little over 10,000. Nor is it an old town: the oldest extant building dates from about 1885, and the town itself was not incorporated...


Screening Art

by Séan Allan Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

With internationalist aspirations and wide-ranging historical perspectives, East German films about artists and their work became hotly contested spaces in which filmmakers could look beyond the GDR and debate...