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Mastering the Nikon D810

by Darrell Young Rocky Nook (December 04, 2014)

Mastering the Nikon D810 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D810 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion...


Cute Grit

by Enfu Chin Music Press Inc. (October 06, 2014)

A visual punch of digitally rendered pop art that reconstructs American and Japanese iconography in “cute grit” style.


Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...


"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anthony Slide & Jim Moore Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller Talonbooks (October 31, 2014)

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


The Portrait: Understanding Portrait Photography

by Glenn Rand & Tim Meyer Rocky Nook (November 17, 2014)

Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator, and Tim Meyer, Lead Portrait Instructor at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practice of...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


They Live

by D. Harlan Wilson WallFlower Press (December 16, 2014)

Born out of the cultural flamboyance and anxiety of the 1980s, They Live (1988) is a hallmark of John Carpenter’s singular canon, combining the aesthetics of multiple genres and leveling an attack against...


The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

by Whitney Crothers Dilley WallFlower Press (December 23, 2014)

Through suggestive readings of gender and identity, this book explores the international appeal of an acclaimed contemporary director. The author has revised the book’s introduction to reflect Ang Lee’s...


On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

by Lutz Koepnick Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


The Hobbit and History: Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Nancy R. Reagin & Janice Liedl Wiley (November 04, 2014)

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe?...


The Essence of Photography: Seeing and Creativity

by Bruce Barnbaum Rocky Nook (November 04, 2014)

There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of...


The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


Hanok: The Korean House

by Nani Park, Robert J. Fouser & Jongkeun Lee Tuttle Publishing (April 14, 2015)

In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing...


The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

by David Sterritt WallFlower Press (November 25, 2014)

He became a movie star playing The Man With No Name, and today his name is known around the world. Measured by longevity, productivity, and profits, Clint Eastwood is the most successful actor-director-producer...


Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayles & Ted Orland Image Continuum Press (April 01, 2001)

An artist's survival guide, written by and for working artists.


Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle: A City in the Making / Unbuilt Toronto / Unbuilt Toronto 2 / Leaside / Opportunity Road / Willowdale / The Yonge

by Mark Osbaldeston, F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, Frederick H. Armstrong & Scott Kennedy et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Local history buffs and urban historians will delight in this collection of books that examine the history and development (and plans that never came to be) of Canada's largest city.


Photographic Composition: Principles of Image Design

by Albrecht Rissler Rocky Nook (October 09, 2014)

All fine artists share a common goal: to combine individual elements into a convincing, cohesive whole that tells a story or expresses an intention. Photography is especially suited to this pursuit because the...


Photography as Meditation: Tap Into the Source of Your Creativity

by Torsten Andreas Hoffmann Rocky Nook (October 14, 2014)

For many people, photography serves as a form of meditation; a way to separate themselves from their stressful lives. In this book, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann explores an approach to artistic photography based...


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple Dundurn (April 20, 2009)

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish

by Maxfield Parrish & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Maxfield Parrish enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Bruce Watson, writing in Smithsonian magazine, deemed Parrish the "comman man's Rembrandt." It's said that...


The Long Christmas Ride Home

by Paula Vogel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2004)

Pulitzer-Prize winning author of How I Learned to Drive's newest play.


American Hardcore: A Tribal History

by Steven Blush & George Petros Feral House (October 19, 2010)

The iconic, best-selling punk history receives over 125 new images and thirty new interviews.


Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition

Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound

by Paul Drummond & Julian Cope Process (October 01, 2007)

The wild, untold story of the 13th Floor Elevators, led by the notorious Roky Erickson.


Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

by Guy Westwell WallFlower Press (October 21, 2014)

Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the...


Photography and Its Violations

by John Roberts Columbia University Press (September 30, 2014)

Theorists critique photography for “objectifying” its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography’s violating powers and aesthetic...


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

by Dennis Mcnally Counterpoint (September 22, 2014)

On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural...


The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

by James Clarke WallFlower Press (May 14, 2014)

This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle....


Unlikely Paradise: The Life of Frances Gage

by Alan D. Butcher Dundurn (July 23, 2009)

Frances Gage, born in 1924 in Windsor, Ontario, experienced both artistic recognition and acute despair in her life. Despite success as a sculptor, she discovered that the Dante-like Paradise she had sought...


Reinventing Brantford: A University Comes Downtown

by Leo Groarke Dundurn (November 23, 2009)

In Reinventing Brantford, Leo Groarke revisits the grandeur of Brantford's past, explores its economic collapse, and tells the story of the arrival of Wilfred Laurier University, its early struggles, its commitment...


SuicideGirls

by Missy Suicide Feral House (June 01, 2004)

The story behind suicidegirls.com.


Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

by Michael Fallon Counterpoint (August 18, 2014)

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during...


Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

by Felicity Colman WallFlower Press (June 14, 2014)

Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen,...


Photoshop CC and Lightroom: A Photographer's Handbook

by Stephen Laskevitch Rocky Nook (September 10, 2014)

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are central to almost all photographic workflows. Each new version of the software is a milestone in the development of these vital imaging tools, and the 2014 releases are no exception....


Underwater Photography

by Tobias Friedrich Rocky Nook (September 10, 2014)

Underwater photography is a fascinating pursuit for those who aspire to capture the magical world found within our oceans and bring it to the surface. In this book, award-winning photographer Tobias Friedrich...


Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography

by J. Chris Hansen Rocky Nook (September 01, 2014)

Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris...


The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual

by Rico Pfirstinger Rocky Nook (August 25, 2014)

The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual provides experience-based information and insights for owners of the Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless system camera. Fuji X-Pert series author Rico Pfirstinger teaches little-known...


Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape

by Katherine Ziff, Samuel T. Gladding, Shawna Bolin & Joseph Shields Ohio University Press (February 12, 2012)

The story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum built in Southeast Ohio after the Civil War....


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 Cinema of István Szábo: Visions of Europe

by John Cunningham WallFlower Press (September 23, 2014)

István Szabó is one of Hungary’s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning...


Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

by Jason Wood WallFlower Press (September 23, 2014)

Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview...


The Command to Look: A Master Photographer¿s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze

by William Mortensen, George Dunham, Michael Moynihan & Larry Lytle Feral House (September 29, 2014)

William Mortensen’s irreverent and revolutionary book on photography and psychology is available again after a sixty-five-year banishment.


Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles

by Leanne Prain Arsenal Pulp Press (September 15, 2014)

The art of storytelling through textiles, inviting readers to consider the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

by C. Scott Combs Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life” and “write movement,” it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema’s long history of representing...


Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

by Patricia Graham Tuttle Publishing (September 30, 2014)

This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary .

The Japanese sensibility often possesses an...