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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 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,...


Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)

The definitive history of the most innovative, thrilling and controversial music of the 21st Century – grime.

DIZZEE RASCAL. WILEY. KANO. STORMZY. SKEPTA. JME. SHYSTIE. WRETCH 32. GHETTS. LETHAL BIZZLE....


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...


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...


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...


The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

by Marc Silber Mango (May 15, 2018)

The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos—Natural Lighting & Composition recipes for improving your photography, right now!

Picture perfect secrets: There’s a common misconception that composition and lighting...


Rock and Romanticism

by James Rovira, Douglas T. Root, Rachel Feder & David S. Hogsette et al. Lexington Books (January 30, 2018)

Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 is an edited anthology that seeks to explain just how rock and roll is a Romantic phenomenon that sheds light, retrospectively, on what literary...


Doctor Who: Who-ology Regenerated Edition: The Official Miscellany

by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright Harper Design (May 29, 2018)

How many planets has the TARDIS visited?

Can you name the Doctor’s favorite Gallifreyan bedtime stories?

What’s the best way to defeat a Sontaran?

Put your Time Lord knowledge to the test with an extraordinary...


San Antonio 1718

by Marion Oettinger Jr., Katherine C. Luber, Ray Hernández-Durán & Cristina Cruz González et al. Trinity University Press (February 01, 2018)

Three hundred years ago San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often...


So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime

by Brenda Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

During the 21st century, there has been a paradigm shift regarding singing and aging. The older generation is remaining active longer and wishes to continue to participate in the life-giving, fully athletic...


Anime Impact

by Chris Stuckmann Mango (April 15, 2018)

#1 Amazon New Release — The life-changing power of anime

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation—or anime—holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since...


The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia & Alex Pinar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2018)

Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poor quality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After the dictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned...


Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans

by Vicki Mayer Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally...


Orchestrating Experiences

by Chris Risdon & Patrick Quattlebaum Rosenfeld Media (May 01, 2018)

Customer experiences are increasingly complicated—with multiple channels, touchpoints, contexts, and moving parts—all delivered by fragmented organizations. How can you bring your ideas to life in the face...


Experiencing Progressive Rock

by Robert G. H. Burns Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

In Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion, Robert G. H. Burns brings together the many strands that define the "prog rock" movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of...


Caddyshack

by Chris Nashawaty Flatiron Books (April 24, 2018)

“More fun to read than the movie was to watch… a scene-stealing book.”

— The Washington Post

An Entertainment Weekly "Must List" selection

Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a...


Hollywood

by Keegan Allen St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

A photographic tour of the different sides of Hollywood by the the bestselling author of life.love.beauty.

The actor, photographer, and bestselling author reveals the Hollywood we see--and the one we don't--with...


The Essential James Garner

by Stephen H. Ryan & Paul J. Ryan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles...


Mad about the House

by Kate Watson-Smyth Pavilion (March 30, 2018)

The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com.

Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be...


The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography

by Jordana Wright Rocky Nook (March 28, 2018)

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic...


Singing with Your Whole Self

by Samuel H. Nelson & Elizabeth L. Blades Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

This book teaches performers to use the Feldenkrais Method of neuromuscular activities to ameliorate problems of tension, muscle strain, and illness in order to obtain optimal vocal performance. Singing with...


Engaging Musical Practices

by Suzanne L. Burton & Alison Reynolds Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general music teacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Music offers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across...


The Making of an Artist

by Kristin G. Congdon Intellect (March 01, 2018)

What drives an artist to create? And are there common traits that successful artists possess? In The Making of an Artist, Kristin G. Congdon draws on her years of studying and teaching art at all levels –...


FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited

by Dan Bailey Rocky Nook (March 26, 2018)

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited teaches you everything you need to know in order to achieve mastery with your FUJIFILM camera, gaining maximum performance and total creative liberation with your photography…no...


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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

    by Salvador Jimenez Murguia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2018)

    From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased...


    Life Drawing on the iPad

    by Julian Vilarrubi Crowood (May 21, 2018)

    Artists have always looked for new ways of making images and today's technology offers a whole range of exciting possibilities. This practical book shows you how an Apple iPad and stylus can transform the way...


    Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

    by Maria Lucia Ferruzza Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    .In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness....


    Don't Be Quiet, Start a Riot! Essays on Feminism and Performance

    by Tiina Rosenberg Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    This collection of essays investigates elements of the human voice and performance, and their implications for gender and sexuality. The chapters address affect, pleasure, and memory in the enjoyment of musical...


    Kenneth Tynan: Theatre Writings

    by Kenneth Tynan, Dominic Shellard & Tom Stoppard Nick Hern Books (March 26, 2018)

    The best of Kenneth Tynan's theatre criticism, selected and edited by his biographer Dominic Shellard - with a foreword by Tom Stoppard.

    This volume is an edited selection of theatre criticism by one of the most...


    Gone Dollywood

    by Graham Hoppe Ohio University Press (March 15, 2018)

    Dolly Parton isn’t just a country music superstar. She has built an empire. At the heart of that empire is Dollywood, a 150-acre fantasy land that hosts three million people a year. Parton’s prodigious talent...


    Stage Matters

    by Rhonda Knight, Annalisa Castaldo, Stephen Purcell & Catherine Loomis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 13, 2018)

    The collection, edited by Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight, features essays by scholars interested in exploring how the material culture of sixteenth and early seventeenth English theatrical culture influenced...


    Reading Phinehas, Watching Slashers

    by Brandon R. Grafius Fortress Academic (March 20, 2018)

    The tale of the “zeal” of Phineas, expressed when he killed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman having sex and thus stopped a “plague” of consorting with idolatrous neighbors in the Israelite camp...


    Contracts in the People’s Republic of China

    by Jacques H. Herbots Die Keure Publishing (March 11, 2018)

    A complete and well-documented review of contract law in China.

    This in-depth introduction to the law of contracts of Mainland China was written for Western lawyers who have contacts with the People’s Republic...


    PEOPLE The Complete Guide to A Wrinkle In Time

    The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh

    by James Campbell & Minette Shepard Harper Design (May 08, 2018)

    Foreword by Minette Shepard

    The enchanting story of some of the most beloved characters in English children’s literature—Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger,...


    Stone Mad

    by Seamus Murphy & William Harrington The Collins Press (January 05, 2018)

    First published in 1966, this acclaimed Irish classic is an account of time as an apprentice stonecarver by a craftsman who was one of Ireland’s most respected sculptors. The young Seamus Murphy, studying...