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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...


Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (November 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 (November 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 Jonathan 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...


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...


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,...


Modernism à la Mode

by Elizabeth M. Sheehan Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

Modernism à la Mode argues that fashion describes why and how literary modernism matters in its own historical moment and ours. Bringing together texts, textiles, and theories of dress, Elizabeth Sheehan shows...


Women Who Rock

by Evelyn Mcdonnell Running Press (October 09, 2018)

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 106 musical artists, WOMEN WHO ROCK is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it...


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...


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...


The Burn (Cook)Book

by Jonathan Bennett & Nikki Martin Grand Central Publishing (October 02, 2018)

The ultimate, unofficial Mean Girls cookbook.

Kalteen Bars. Gretchen's Wieners. Fetch-uccine Alfredo. You Go Glen (Hot) Cocoa. Ms. Norberry Pie. Just Stab Caesar Salad. Is Mac and Cheese a Carb? Face Smells Like...


Till the Boys Come Home

by Roger Foss The History Press (October 01, 2018)

Ever since the signing of the Armistice in 1918, theatre has played an important part in reflecting the experience of the ‘war to end all wars’. But on the Home Front, what role did those involved with British...


Heinrich Neuhaus

by Maria Razumovskaya University of Rochester Press (September 28, 2018)

Heinrich Neuhaus (1888-1964) was one of the most charismatic and sought after pianist-pedagogues of the twentieth century, earning a formidable reputation in the West as one of the pillars of Russianpianism...


Clarence Brown

by Gwenda Young & Kevin Brownlow The University Press of Kentucky (September 26, 2018)

Greta Garbo proclaimed him as her favorite director. Actors, actresses, and even child stars were so at ease under his direction that they were able to deliver inspired and powerful performances. Academy--Award--nominated...


Gardenlust

by Christopher Woods Timber Press (September 25, 2018)

“A beautiful tour through some of the loveliest gardens in the world!” —Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Garden

A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape...


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...


The Bathroom Chronicles

by Friederike Schilbach Running Press (September 25, 2018)

One hundred creative, intelligent, and interesting women--some well-known, some not--reveal their inner selves through candid, tender, and often humorous snapshots--both visual and textual--of a single object...


What We Keep

by Bill Shapiro Running Press (September 25, 2018)

Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning--some relic that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep will reveal the secret lives of objects--and the small, emotional moments...


Beyond Extreme Close-Up Photography

by Julian Cremona Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Extreme macrophotography opens up a new world for photographers, particularly biologists. By photographing subjects way beyond just life size magnifications, this book takes you a step closer to the very cells...


Joyful

by Ingrid Fetell Lee Little, Brown and Company (September 18, 2018)

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture,...


Big Tom

by Tom Gilmore The O'Brien Press (September 17, 2018)

This biography is a tribute to Big Tom McBride and his extraordinary career as an Irish Country Music Legend. Big Tom was the undisputed King of Irish country music with a singing career spanning over 60 years....


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...


And the Shark, He Has Teeth

by Ernst Josef Aufricht, Benjamin Bloch & Marc Silberman Camden House (September 15, 2018)

This is the first English translation of the memoirs of the great German-Jewish theater producer Ernst Josef Aufricht (in German 1966, rpt. 1998). The title alludes to Brecht and Weill's ThreepennyOpera, the...


Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London

by Ruth Illman Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book analyses religion and change in relation to music within the context of contemporary progressive Judaism. It argues that music plays a central role as a driving force for religious change, comprising...


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...


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...


Star Trek

by M. Keith Booker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

First airing in 1966, with a promise to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain...


Brooklyn Before

by Tom Robbins, Julia Van Haaften & Larry Racioppo Three Hills (September 15, 2018)

Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite...


Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan

by Justin Jesty Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Justin Jesty’s Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan reframes the history of art and its politics in Japan post-1945. This fascinating cultural history addresses our broad understanding of the immediate...


Saving Mona Lisa

by Gerri Chanel Icon Books Ltd (September 13, 2018)

In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world’s most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities...


Burning Down the Haus

by Tim Mohr Algonquin Books (September 11, 2018)

“A thrilling and essential social history that details the rebellious youth movement that helped change the world.” —Rolling Stone

“Original and inspiring . . . Mr. Mohr has writ­ten an im­por­tant...


Best Bear Ever!

by Liz Climo Running Press (September 11, 2018)

Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo's charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo--and then followed up with Lobster is the Best Medicine.

Best Bear Ever!...