2004 University Press Books

 

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700-799 The Arts

700-759 Fine Arts

 

 

760-789 Photography and Music        
790-799 Performing Arts and Recreation        
   

700-759 Fine Arts

700.415

Impelluso, Lucia and Stefano Zuffi (Editors) Translated by Thomas Michael Hartman

Gods and Heroes in Art

384 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", 400 illus., $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Getty Publications

Gods and Heroes in Art aims to help art lovers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are each described in entries summarizing their distinctive stories, their special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each entry is richly illustrated with reproductions of works of art in which the god or hero is pictured, giving readers a chance to examine images of the character and to better understand the work of art.

LC 2002013422, ISBN 0-89236-702-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


700.474

Delacampagne, Ariane and Christian Delacampagne

Here Be Dragons: A Fantastic Bestiary

200 pp., 9 1/4" x 11 3/4", 186 color plates, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Princeton University Press

Here Be Dragons is a lavishly illustrated compendium of the marvelous menagerie of imaginary animals that humans have conjured up over the ages. Ariane and Christian Delacampagne take readers on a thrilling journey through five thousand years of art, examining the symbolic meanings of such creatures and what they say about the unconscious life of the human mind. "I know of no work that both presents such an extensive range of imagery and offers a comprehensive analysis of this kind."--Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard University

LC 2003051741, ISBN 0-691-11689-X

AASL: O/JHS-HS

PLA: S


700.92

Friday, Chris

Lelooska: The Life of a Northwest Coast Artist

304 pp., 6" x 9", 35 illus., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Washington Press

Don Smith, or Lelooska (1933-1996), was well known in Washington and Oregon as an artist and storyteller. Of "mixed blood" Cherokee heritage, he was adopted as an adult by the prestigious Kwakiutl Sewid clan. Initially producing Indian curio items for sale to tourists, he emerged in the late 1950s as one of a handful of artists who proved critical in the renaissance of Northwest Coast Indian art. "A richly textured and highly readable book. Chris Friday skillfully blends historiography, life history, and personal experience to explore the life and artistic career of Native American carver Lelooska."--Margaret B. Blackman, author of Sadie Brower Neakok, an Inupiaq Woman

LC 2003040287, ISBN 0-295-98324-8

PLA: RG


704.039

Hill, Grant

Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art

192 pp., 8 3/4" x 11 7/8", 46 color reproductions, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Duke University Press

Concurrent to his career as a professional basketball player (currently with the Orlando Magic), Grant Hill has amassed a collection of art by African Americans that he now shares with the public through this book. Hill began collecting in the early 1990s after learning from his parents to appreciate artworks not only as objects of beauty but as expressions of heritage and culture. By sharing his collection, Hill strives to inspire young people to explore their heritage and broaden their concept of excellence by learning more about African American art.

LC 2003018683, ISBN 0-8223-3306-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3318-X (p.)

PLA: O


709

Walden, Sarah

Whistler and His Mother-An Unexpected Relationship: Secrets of an American Masterpiece

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 16 illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Nebraska Press

James McNeill Whistler painted his mother on impulse, when she came to London to escape the American Civil War, forcing him to evict his mistress from his house. While restoring the painting for the Louvre, Sarah Walden became intrigued by the extraordinary history of the painting, which had never been fully explored. She uncovers the intersections between Whistler's flawed genius, his struggle for recognition, his troubled relationship with his mother and mistresses, and the unprecedented historical response to his greatest work. "[Walden's] respect for the particular lets you see both the good and the bad of the overall construction and the result is absorbing."--London Review of Books

LC 2003104221, ISBN 0-8032-4811-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


709.2

Conkelton, Sheryl and Barbara Earl Thomas

Never Late for Heaven: The Art of Gwen Knight

84 pp., 9 1/2" x 9 1/2", 60 illus. (51 in color), $24.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

University of Washington Press (with the Tacoma Art Museum)

Chronicles an odyssey in American art and social events beginning with the often-romanticized Harlem Renaissance and traveling through the Great Depression and beyond. Gwen Knight's story reveals the life and passion for painting of a young woman who was surrounded and supported by her community. The paintings of Knight, the widow of Jacob Lawrence, span more than 60 years in New York and Seattle, and demonstrate one artist's determination to make art. There was no career path or external motivation to drive her, only a belief that making art was a way of life.

LC 200215294, ISBN 0-295-98312-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


709.2

Nyenhuis, Jacob E.

Myth and the Creative Process: Michael Ayrton and the Myth of Daedalus, the Maze Maker

368 pp., 8 1/2' x 11'', 257 b&w and 53 color illus., $45.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2003

Wayne State University Press

"Jacob Nyenhuis enters the labyrinth that captivated and liberated Michael Ayrton's imagination. He brings back insights from Ayrton's works that enrich the understanding of the creative process. Nyenhuis shows that even today, we experience in myths the power to discover reality."--William Blake Tyrrell, Michigan State University

LC 2002007159, ISBN 0-8143-3002-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


712.6'09

Watelet, Claude-Henri Edited and Translated by Samuel Danon

Essay on Gardens: A Chapter in the French Picturesque

104 pp., 5 1/8 "x 8 1/2", 12 illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Published in 1774, Essay on Gardens is one of the earliest texts showing the progressive shift in French taste from the classical model of the gardens at Versailles to the picturesque or natural style of garden design in the late eighteenth century. Given the wide scholarly interest in the field of garden design and history, this first English edition of Watelet's small but influential book will interest historians of landscape design as well as students of the history of architecture.

LC 2002040932, ISBN 0-8122-3722-6

PLA: S


720.973-dc21

Conn, Steven and Max Page (Editors)

Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape

424 pp., 7" x 10", 47 b&w illus., index, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Moving away from the standard survey that takes readers from architect to architect and style to style, Building the Nation suggests a wholly new way of thinking about the history of America's built environment and how Americans have related to it. "This anthology will undoubtedly open new paths of inquiry into the making, shaping, preservation, and use of the American landscape."--Daniel Bluestone, University of Virginia

LC 200348413, ISBN 0-8122-3734-X (c.), ISBN 0-8122-1852-3 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


720.976

Fraiser, Jim and West Freeman (photography)

The French Quarter of New Orleans

248 pp., 9" x 12", 160 full-color photos, glossary, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University Press of Mississippi

With photographs and history, this book explores the unique evolution of New Orleans's famed French Quarter. It reveals how war, fire, floods, politics, cultural conflict, and architectural innovation shaped the district. In the 160 color photographs, the present-day romance of the Vieux Carre is here to savor. But this book moves beyond the Old World facades and into the heart and history of the many peoples---Spanish, French, Creole, Native American, African American, and Italians---who have lived there. The accompanying text creates an anecdotal walking tour of memorable and storied sites.

LC 2002156441, ISBN 1-57806-524-0

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: O


725.21

Hardwick, M. Jeffrey

Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 47 illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

The enclosed shopping mall, now so ubiquitous, was invented by one man: Victor Gruen. While malls did not provide an invigorated sense of community as he had hoped, they are enduring monuments to the lure of consumer culture. In Mall Maker, the first biography of this visionary spirit, M. Jeffrey Hardwick relates Gruen's successes and failures--his work at the 1939 World's Fair, his makeover of New York's Fifth Avenue boutiques, his rejected plans for reworking entire communities, such as Fort Worth, Texas, and his crowning achievement, the enclosed shopping mall.

LC 2003060192, ISBN 0-8122-3762-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


726.509

Loveland, Anne C. and Otis B. Wheeler

From Meetinghouse to Megachurch: A Material and Cultural History

320 pp., 7" x 10", 152 illus., $59.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University of Missouri Press

This book is a superb account, from the perspective of material and cultural history, of the rise of the evangelical megachurch-a church architecturally designed to attract a large following. In 1970, there were only ten megachurches. By the mid 1990s, however, megachurches numbered around four hundred, representing nearly 2 percent of the Protestant churches in the United States. In this new study, Anne C. Loveland and Otis B. Wheeler demonstrate that evangelical megachurches evolved from multiple models and influences. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 images, From Meetinghouse to Megachurch fills a significant gap in the historiography of evangelical religion in the United States.

LC 2003006706, ISBN 0-8262-1480-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


726.6

Scott, Robert A.

The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

336 pp., 5 5/8" x 9 1/4", 1 color illus., 40 b&w photos, 40 line illus., 2 maps, 2 tables, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of California Press

"Offers an intriguing study of the historical creation of the medieval cathedral in Europe...he provides a fresh eye and an engaging entrée to how and why, for a 300-year period, Europeans created these lasting monuments...Recommended particularly for public libraries with an interest in art and architecture."--Library Journal. "Scott has given us a book of wonderful breadth and erudition with a refreshingly light touch...a splendid introduction to the medieval worlds that produced them, written by an enthusiastic guide who really knows his subject and loves it."--Hugh Dickinson, Dean Emeritus of Salisbury Cathedral

LC 2003007856, ISBN 0-520-23177-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


728.089

Lee, Molly and Gregory A. Reinhardt

Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

232 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", over 170 photos, maps, illus., 2 indexes, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2003

University of Alaska Press

"[A] unique and seminal work of impeccable and ground breaking scholarship."--Midwest Book Review. "The first all-encompassing catalog of building types once found from Greenland to Alaska...this survey should serve as an important springboard for future theoretical and interpretive studies of Eskimo culture...The authors went through the written and pictorial record extending back to the late eighteenth century, assembling a splendidly organized typology of winter, summer, and transitional dwellings, as well as various special-purpose structures that round out the repertoire of Eskimo building."--Library Journal

LC 2002012706, ISBN 1-889963-22-4

AASL: O/HS

PLA: RS


738.15

Ellis, Anita J.

The Ceramic Career of M. Louise McLaughlin

243 pp., 7" x 10", illus., photos, index, $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper

September 2003

Ohio University Press

M. Louise McLaughlin was the leader in the American china painting movement-the first American to work in studio porcelain and the first to discover a technique for decorating under the glaze. In 1877, McLaughlin wrote China Painting, which launched the china-painting movement in America. When in 1898 she decided to produce porcelain, the most difficult of ceramics, she showed determination and exactitude that were her hallmarks. Despite the enormous influence of McLaughlin on the history of American ceramics, this is the first definitive study dedicated to her accomplishments.

LC 2002038137, ISBN 0-8214-1504-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8214-1505-0 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


740

Heeney, Gwen

Brickworks

208 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 326 illus., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Current attention to architectural ceramics, the interest in installations, and the advance of public art have transformed brick into an increasingly popular medium. Gwen Heeney shows the amazing creations of an international group of artists who work with brick and also gives practical information about getting commissions, working with brick factories and designing with bricks. In addition she offers insight into the technicalities involved in producing brick artworks. She covers the process from the initial pile of raw bricks, through design, the making of the piece, dismantling, firing, and reconstructing in situ.

LC 2003061838, ISBN 0-8122-3782-X

AASL: O/JHS-HS

PLA: S


740.9

Giorgi, Rosa and Stefano Zuffi (Editors) Translated by Thomas Michael Hartman

Saints in Art

384 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", 400 illus., $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2003

Getty Publications

From Agatha to Zeno, Francis of Assisi to Mary Magdalene, Saints in Art presents the characteristic features of more than one hundred saints often encountered in sacred Western art. Each saint is introduced by a practical list of his or her unique attributes. Entries also include notes on the saints' lives and a series of visual references to help the reader recognize these figures, their histories, and their special devotions. This useful resource is illustrated with a stunning collection of masterpieces.

LC 2002153393, ISBN 0-89236-717-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


741.597

Geis, Deborah R.

Considering Maus: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's Tale" of the Holocaust

232 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

The first collection of critical essays on Maus, the searing account of one Holocaust survivor's experiences rendered in graphic novel form. In 1992, Art Spiegelman's two-volume illustrated work Maus: A Survivor's Tale was awarded a special-category Pulitzer Prize. Mixing autobiography, biography, and oral history in the graphic form, Maus has been hailed as a daring work of postmodern narration and as a vivid example of the power of the graphic narrative. Geis collected prominent scholars in a variety of fields to take on Spiegelman's text and offer it the critical and artistic scrutiny it deserves.

LC 2003005507, ISBN 0-8173-1376-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


745.92

McDonald, Marie A. and Paul R. Weissich Photographs by Jean Cote

Na Lei Makamae: The Treasured Lei

200 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 254 illus., appendix, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Hawai'i Press

Lei are the very expression of traditional Hawaiian culture and were once an essential part of community and family life. The authors have collected here a wealth of written and oral information to reveal the significance of making and wearing lei and their role in Hawaiian ritual and dance. Lavish color photographs showcase each plant and lei (shown by itself or worn), as well as places throughout the Hawaiian Islands associated with specific flowers and plants. An appendix includes a complete list of lei plants, basic instructions for their propagation, and other sources for material.

LC 2003007173, ISBN 0-8248-2649-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


746

Lane, Peter

Contemporary Studio Porcelain Second Edition

256 pp., 10 1/2" x 9 1/2", 350 color illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Porcelain is prized for its vivid whiteness, but it has always posed particular problems for the ceramicist using it. In this book, Peter Lane provides a strong history and celebration of the development of porcelain at the turn of the new millennium. He gives particular consideration to the technical achievements, working practices, and aesthetic concerns of ceramicists who work with this medium and its close relative, bone china. The international group of artists featured demonstrates the confidence and versatility found in contemporary porcelain, resulting in a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field.

LC 2004298138, ISBN 0-81223-772-2

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


746

Rogers, Phil

Ash Glazes Second Edition

160 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 205 color illus., $45.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

Ash glaze, as the name suggests, is a glaze derived from ashes. The earliest such glazes can be traced back to 1500 B.C. China, and it is thought they were produced accidentally, the result of white-hot wood ash being carried through the kiln with the draft of the fire and settling onto the pots, where the searing white heat melted it to a glass. Three thousand years later, wood ash remains an important and immensely popular feature of pottery glaze making. Phil Rogers covers the history of ash glazes and proceeds to discuss the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes and transforming them into glazes.

LC 2002042989, ISBN 0-8122-3721-8

AASL: S/P


746.46

Berlo, Janet Catherine and Patricia Cox Crews

Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts

176 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 66 illus. (48 in color), $35.00 paper, CIP included

June 2003

University of Washington Press (with the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

Explores the 200-year-old American tradition of freewheeling, improvisational, often asymmetrical quilts, whose makers experimented boldly with design, color, and pictorial motifs. The authors examine both the aesthetics and social history of quilts from the early nineteenth century to the present, including Amish, African American, and modern art quilts. Over fifty appliqué and pieced quilts are illustrated, chosen from the collections of the International Quilt Study Center for their outstanding visual qualities.

LC 2002191905, ISBN 0-295-98309-4

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: S


746.9

Wheat, Joe Ben

Blanket Weaving in the Southwest

444 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 191 color plates, 115 b&w figures, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

The University of Arizona Press

Describes the evolution of southwestern textiles, establishes a revised chronology for their development, and traces significant changes in materials, techniques, and designs. Wheat discusses distinctive traits of Pueblo, Navajo, and Spanish American weaving traditions and demonstrates their features through 191 color plates, plus dozens of line drawings that reveal fine points of technique. "This thunderous book...will stand for a long time to come as the definitive reference and source for students, scholars, and those who simply love the vivid textiles of the Southwest. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries."--Library Journal (November 15, 2003)

LC 2002151575, ISBN 0-8165-2304-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


753.6

Van Hook, Bailey

The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, 1893-1917

240 pp., 7" x 10", illus., index, $44.95 cloth

August 2003

Ohio University Press

Murals are left out of most histories of American art and architecture. The first book-length study since 1913 of the great mural movement in the United States, this book explores different aspects of the beaux arts movement from its inception in Boston during the American Renaissance-the concept and meaning of "decoration," the claim that murals are inherently democratic, the shift in preference from allegory to history, the gendered concept of modernity, the ideologies behind iconography, and finally, the decline of the movement when it began to be seen as old fashioned and anachronistic.

LC 2003043305, ISBN 0-8214-1501-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


759.13

Logsdon, Gene

Wyeth People

142 pp., 5 3/4" x 9", illus., index, $16.95 paper

November 2003

Ohio University Press

As he began his writing career, Logsdon read a magazine article about Andrew Wyeth in which the artist commented on his creative impulse. What he said seemed so directly applicable to writing as well as to painting that the young writer was transfixed. He resolved to talk to Wyeth, even though warned that the artist could be as elusive as a wild rabbit. Not quite by accident, the writer and the painter met in a roadside diner, and what transpired became an effort to explain the artist, his work, and the people who love it.

LC 2003050564, ISBN 0-8040-1062-5

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S

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760-789 Photography and Music

770

Wilson, Laura

Avedon at Work

132 pp., 9" x 11", 110 duotones, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of Texas Press

Photographer Laura Wilson worked with Avedon during the six years he was making In the American West. In Avedon at Work, she presents a unique photographic record of his creation of this masterwork-the first time a major photographer has been documented in great depth over an extended period of time.

LC 2003011151, ISBN 0-292-70193-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


770.952

Tucker, Anne Wilkes, Dana Friis-Hansen, Kaneko Ryuichi, and Takeba Joe

The History of Japanese Photography

432 pp., 9 1/2" x 12", 300 color and 50 b&w illus., $65.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Yale University Press

This gorgeous and groundbreaking book-the first comprehensive account of the history of Japanese photography-reveals to English-speaking audiences the richness and beauty of this art form. Presenting hundreds of photographs from the 1850s to the present day, the book emphasizes the unique features of Japanese photography and its interconnections with the culture and society of Japan. "The History of Japanese Photography is an interesting pedagogical initiative that will delight a general audience and provide it with a bird's eye view of 150 years of Japanese photography."--Bruno Chalifour, Afterimage

LC 2002013593, ISBN 0-300-09925-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S


779.3

Schwarm, Larry

On Fire

128 pp., 10" x 10", 70 color photos, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Duke University Press

A startling, mesmerizing series of photographs of prairie fires, On Fire transports us from moments of almost apocalyptic splendor to the stillness of near abstraction. For over a decade Kansas-born photographer Schwarm has been making extraordinary photographs of the dramatic prairie fires that sweep across the vast grasslands of his native state each spring. Based on this stunning and extensive body of work, Schwarm's collection was chosen as the inaugural winner of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.

LC 2003005384, ISBN 0-8223-3208-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


779.32

de Waal, Frans

My Family Album: Thirty Years of Primate Photography

180 pp., 10" x 8 1/2", 122 duotones, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

University of California Press

"One of the most distinguished and creative primatologists in the world, takes us through his primatological family album...Arresting photographs, wonderful stories and painlessly, in passing, a tremendous amount of education about primate social behavior. This is a terrific, unique book."--Robert Sapolsky, author of A Primate's Memoir. "Photographic eyewitness accounts that are immediate and fascinating...It is also that meshing of photojournalists' and scientists' attitude of respect for one's subject that invests the book with great awe and revelations."--San Diego Union-Tribune

LC 2002154937, ISBN 0-520-23615-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


780.92

Solomon, Maynard

Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination

344 pp., 6" x 9", 61 music examples, 5 figures, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of California Press

"[F]or sheer interpretive genius and an uncommon gift for rendering in prose the complex, humanly compelling subtleties of Beethoven's music and life, few approach Maynard Solomon....The range of material in this book is striking indeed. Solomon moves gracefully between literature, philosophy, literary theory, social history, musical analysis and informed intellectual speculation. What is so impressive about the writing is the extraordinary tact and precision of Solomon's prose...every chapter in Solomon's book is full of subtle, deeply satisfying accounts of what actually went into Beethoven's late-style works."--Edward Said, The Nation

LC 2002013906, ISBN 0-520-23746-3

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


781.63

Berger, Harris M. and Michael Thomas Carroll (Editors)

Global Pop, Local Language

352 pp., 6" x 9", $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

August 2003

University Press of Mississippi

This book examines how performers and audiences from a wide range of cultures deal with the issue of language choice and dialect in popular music. For pop musicians, this issue brings up a number of complex questions. Which languages or dialects will best express my ideas? Which will get me a record contract or a bigger audience? What does it mean to sing or listen to music in a colonial language? A foreign language? A regional dialect? A "native" language? Examining popular music from a range of world cultures, the authors explore these questions and use them to address a number of broader issues.

LC 2002152727, ISBN 1-57806-535-6 (c.), ISBN 1-57806-536-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


781.64

Abbott, Lynn and Doug Seroff

Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895

510 pp., 7 1/2" x 10", 168 b&w photos, index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2003

University Press of Mississippi

Recently named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. "Out of Sight is the first book to comprehensively examine the burgeoning African American cultural milieu, emerging shortly after Reconstruction, which resulted in nearly every American popular music genre...Indispensable."--Sing Out! (Summer 2003). "A product of old-fashioned, back-wearying foundational scholarship, yet very readable, this book is certain to figure importantly in future studies of early jazz and its prehistory."--Library Journal (December 2002). "This book is long overdue, and it is an astonishing piece of work...[The authors] have excavated a magnificent lost city of African American musical history."--Living Blues (Summer 2003)

LC 2002007819, ISBN 1-57806-499-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


781.64

Ramsey, Guthrie P., Jr.

Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop

294 pp., 6" x 9", 13 b&w photos, 2 music examples, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

University of California Press

"A powerful study - sweeping and yet scrupulous - of how black communities have transcended time, change, and genre by passing down musical knowledge and tradition between generations that have created a succession of globally influential musics...[A] masterwork."--Library Journal (starred review). "Ramsey explores the rich milieu of messages imbedded in black music through the 20th century. His breakthrough is his effort to find the meanings of the music through explorations of memory, history and theory...Ramsey weaves his own rich musical history through the text."--Washington Post Book World

LC 2002068455, ISBN 0-520-21048-4

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


781.65

Atkins, E. Taylor (Editor)

Jazz Planet

292 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $46.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

November 2003

University Press of Mississippi

Jazz is typically characterized as a uniquely American form of artistic expression, and histories of jazz are almost always set within the United States. Yet, from its inception, this new art form exploded beyond national borders. This book collects essays that concentrate on jazz created outside the United States. These essays focus on the seldom-acknowledged musical contributions non-Americans have made to the art, and they provoke readers to question the nationalistic bias of most jazz scholarship.

LC 2003005322, ISBN 1-57806-608-5 (c.), ISBN 1-57806-609-3 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


781.65

Jackson, Jeffrey H.

Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris

280 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w photos, notes, bibliog., index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2003

Duke University Press

Between the world wars, Paris welcomed not only a number of glamorous American expatriates, including Josephine Baker and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also a dynamic musical style emerging in the U.S.: jazz. In this volume, Jackson examines not only how and why jazz became so widely performed in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s but also why it was so controversial.

LC 2003001722, ISBN 0-8223-3137-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3124-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G, S


782.1

Grout, Donald J. and Hermine Weigel Williams

A Short History of Opera Fourth Edition

992 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 30 photos, 143 music examples, bibliog., $65.00 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

Columbia University Press

First published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition examines not only the standard performance repertoire, but also works considered important for the genre's development, from its Greek forerunners to the present day. The section on 20th Century opera has been reorganized around national operatic traditions including a chapter devoted solely to opera in the United States. With an extensive multi-language bibliography, more than one hundred musical examples, and stage illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey will be invaluable to students and serious opera buffs.

LC 2002041470, ISBN 0-231-11958-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


782.1

Jones, John Bush

Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theater

437 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

Our Musicals, Ourselves is the first full-scale social history of the American musical theatre from the imported Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas of the late nineteenth century to such recent musicals as The Producers. "The strength of this sweeping thesis is its scope...But the fun comes from showing how events and trends in widely separated decades all sprang from similar current of thought. By looking at the entire continuum of musicals as a single ongoing dialogue between Broadway and America, the book serves up fresh insights and eyebrow-raising parallels on each page."--Playbill

LC 2003000240, ISBN 1-58465-311-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


782.14

Block, Geoffrey

Richard Rodgers

304 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 24 musical examples, $32.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

"Geoffrey Block's book is perceptive, stimulating, sometimes provocative, and always interesting. By setting out to examine Rodgers's work rather than his somewhat dismal life, the author not only concentrates upon what is important about Rodgers but offers example after example of the composer's methods, enabling even the most musically unsophisticated reader to appreciate the subtleties of his work."--Frederick Nolan, author of Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

LC 2003002412, ISBN 0-300-09747-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


782.42

Benarde, Scott R

Stars of David: Rock 'n' Roll's Jewish Stories

416 pp., 7" x 10", 74 illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

Inspired by a backstage conversation with David Lee Roth during which the rock star revealed that he first learned to sing preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, Scott R. Benarde spent five years investigating the Jewish contribution to rock music from 1953 to the present. Focusing on musicians, singers, and songwriters, Stars of David offers a collection of short vignettes that demonstrate the rich strand of Jewish belief and sentiment that underscores the work of many of the best-known rock stars of our time.

LC 2003010772, ISBN 1-58465-303-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


782.42

Maxwell, Ian

Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes: Hip-Hop Down Under Comin' Upper

280 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w illus., glossary, notes, sources, references, index, $65.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2003

Wesleyan University Press

How Aussies came to belong to the hip-hop nation. "This is one of the smartest books on popular music that I have ever read. It will stand as one of the definitive ethnographies of popular music practice."--Barry Shank, author of Dissonant Identities. "The first book-length account in English of a non-U.S. hip-hop scene, and an important extension of the existing literature on the subject. Ian Maxwell vividly and effectively chronicles, transcribes, narrates and theorizes the growth and development of hip-hop in Sydney, Australia."--Tony Mitchell, Editor of Global Noise

LC 2003053452, ISBN 0-8195-6637-3 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6638-1 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


782.47

Schubert, Franz and Wilhelm Müller Photographs by Katrin Talbot

Schubert's Winterreise: A Winter Journey in Poetry, Image, and Song

256 pp., 10" x 10", 116 b&w photos, includes music CD of the Winterreise song cycle, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

Winterreise is perhaps the greatest song cycle ever written. Franz Schubert set to music the evocative poetry of his contemporary, German lyricist Wilhelm Müller. It is a heart-rending portrayal of a winter journey full of misery and woe. This multimedia volume includes: the complete German text of Wilhelm Müller's twenty-four poems, a new English translation of the poems by Louise McClelland Urban, a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Harbison, an introductory essay by renowned Schubert scholar Susan Youens, 116 stunning photographs by Katrin Talbot, and a music performance CD.

LC 2002156545, ISBN 0-299-18600-8

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


784.831

Bailey, Wayne, with Thomas Caneva

The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual: Techniques and Materials for Teaching, Drill Design, and Music Arranging

312 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", drawings, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

June 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

A serious guidebook for the intricate art of directing high school or college marching bands. Wayne Bailey presents both the fundamentals and the advanced techniques that are essential for successful leadership of a marching band: music instruction, choreography, and band management. In this second edition, Bailey provides band instructors with even more diagrams as well as information on computer charting techniques.

LC 2003050768, ISBN 0-8122-1856-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


787.87

Gura, Philip F.

C. F. Martin and His Guitars, 1796-1873

352 pp., 7 1/4" x 11", 97 color and 88 b&w illus., appendixes, glossary, notes, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

The University of North Carolina Press

The Martin is considered the finest acoustic guitar in the world, a distinction it has held for more than 150 years. Using the rich archive of company records, historian and musician Philip Gura tells the compelling story of how a German immigrant from Saxony's guild tradition became the finest American guitar maker of his time and created a uniquely American business. Copiously illustrated with color photographs of some of the earliest known Martin guitars, along with many pictures of musicians from the 1830s through the 1870s. "A wonderful book."--Stephen Stills

LC 2003004079, ISBN 0-8078-2801-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S

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790-799 Performing Arts and Recreation

791.089

Hoberman, J. and Jeffrey Shandler

Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting

336 pp., 9" x 12", 316 halftones, 200 duotones, $49.95 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

February 2003

Princeton University Press (with The Jewish Museum, New York)

A captivating look at one of the longest-running and most provocative public discussions in America: the relationship between the nation's Jews and its entertainment media. "A sumptuous read and a visual treat."--Library Journal. "A thought-provoking read."--Grace Glueck, The New York Times. "Acculturation, driven irresistibly by the mass media, was inevitable in 20th century America. Entertaining America...is very good, and subtle, on this subject. It demonstrates that Jewishness was one of the givens of early movies and broadcasting--not exactly flaunted but not entirely avoided either."--Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times

LC 2002030263, ISBN 0-691-11301-7 (c.), ISBN 0-691-11302-5 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Blue, Carroll Parrott

The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing

304 pp., 8" x 10", 250 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2003

University of Texas Press

In this innovative memoir, filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue turns her lens on her mother's and her own lives as African American women in the segregated South before and during the Civil Rights era. This mother-daughter story foregrounds two strong women who fought institutionalized racism-one through community activism, the other through artistic creativity-even as the effects of racism and their differing responses to it frayed the very fabric of their relationship.

LC 2002002335, ISBN 0-292-70913-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


791.45

Zurawik, David

The Jews of Prime Time

310 pp., 6" x 9", 10 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England

In his provocative book, David Zurawik marshals compelling evidence to suggest that, during television's first thirty-five years, its primarily Jewish power brokers actively suppressed Jewish characters and Jewish themes from appearing on the small screen. "...[H]is insightful interviews with actors, directors and producers involved in these productions give us both an understanding and even, at times, an appreciation of why this happens....written with considerable wit and in nonacademic jargon."--The Forward

LC 2002155476, ISBN 1-58465-234-9

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


791.457

Alberti, John

Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture

384 pp., 6'' x 9'', $21.95 paper, CIP included

December 2003

Wayne State University Press

"Authoritative voices speaking from various well-informed critical perspectives provide Leaving Springfield with rewards for scholars and Simpsons fans alike. Framed more coherently than most collections of television criticism, this volume makes a persuasive case for the series as an act of cultural resistance. Accessible language and detailed textual analysis lend the volume strong student appeal. Devotees will appreciate the close scrutiny of key episodes and intimate knowledge of the series that characterize these essays."--Caren Deming, University of Arizona

LC 2002156592, ISBN 0-8143-2849-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G, S


792.097

Schwartz, Bonnie Nelson and The Educational Film Center

Voices from the Federal Theatre

240 pp., 6" x 9", 66 b&w photos, DVD of related public television program, $45.00 (with DVD), $19.95 (no DVD), CIP included

October 2003

The University of Wisconsin Press

The Federal Theatre Project, a 1930s relief project of the Roosevelt administration, brought more theater to more people in every corner of America than at any time in U.S. history. The Project had units in every region of the country, including groundbreaking African American troupes, and staged productions ranging from daring dramas like Voodoo Macbeth, Waiting for Lefty, and Cradle Will Rock to musicals, vaudeville, and puppet shows. Interviews with Arthur Miller, Studs Terkel, Jules Dassin, Katherine Dunham, Rosetta Lenoire, John Houseman, and many others describe a vibrant, colorful, politically explosive time.

LC 2003007240, ISBN 0-299-18320-3 (with DVD), ISBN 0-299-18324-6 (no DVD)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


792.8

Reynolds, Nancy and Malcolm McCormick

No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century

896 pp., 7 3/8" x 9 1/4", 200 illus., $50.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

Yale University Press

"A terpsichorean blockbuster."--Publishers Weekly. "Carefully written and impeccably researched...Studded with original cast photographs of many of the works described, this will be the jewel of any dance history collection. Students and dance enthusiasts alike will find much to read and revel in."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2003010754, ISBN 0-300-09366-7

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


796.089

Wiggins, David K. and Patrick B. Miller

The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport

496 pp., 7" x 10", 65 photos, bibliographic essay, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

University of Illinois Press

"A remarkable collection on black sport and black athletes. Not only do we read lively discussions covering two hundred years of athletic achievements, but also we get trenchant commentary from a remarkable range of writers. For anyone interested in African American history or in the history of sport and leisure, this is a great book."--Elliott Gorn, author of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America

LC 2002014269, ISBN 0-252-02820-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


796.21

Kestnbaum, Ellyn

Culture on Ice: Figure Skating and Cultural Meaning

376 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w illus., appendix, notes, bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

Wesleyan University Press

The first in-depth, critical look at figure skating. "A brilliant exploration of the fascinating world of figure skating. It includes a detailed history of the sport from its earliest beginnings and delves into its many facets. A superb and thoughtful work."--Eugene Turner, figure skating champion. "Kestnbaum's writing is lucid and often elegant, the material artfully arranged. Truly impressive."--Helena Mitchie, Professor of English, Rice University

LC 2003041145, ISBN 0-8195-6641-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6642-X (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


796.357

Bowman, Larry G.

Before the World Series: Pride, Profits, and Baseball's First Championships

262 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, $32.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Northern Illinois University Press

In baseball history, no decade is more critical than the 1880s; a time of urban growth when sports stories began to fill the pages of newspapers and supporting the home team became a hallmark of civic duty. Bowman narrates the trials and triumphs of the first seven World's Championship Series, illuminating the complex circumstances that led to baseball's meteoric rise in popularity.

LC 2002032606, ISBN 0-87580-307-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Browning, Reed

Baseball's Greatest Season, 1924

232 pp., 6 1/8 " x 9 1/4", 32 illus., bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2003

The University of Massachusetts Press

A lively account of the only time Washington was first in war, first in peace and first in the national pastime. "Browning is a graceful and vigorous writer who has the ability to take you back to the games themselves in a startlingly immediate way...Other writers have focused on individual seasons to good effect. No one has done it better than Browning does here."--Ronald Story, Editor of Sports in Massachusetts

LC 2002152986, ISBN 1-55849-406-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Zimbalist, Andrew

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy

198 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2003

Brookings Institution Press

Easily accessible and highly informative, this book is bound to become a standard reference tool for baseball fans seeking a deeper understanding of the important economic issues underlying the game. The author explores the abuses and inefficiencies in the functioning of the industry and how these problems are directly connected to Major League Baseball's monopoly status, its presumed exemption from antitrust regulation, and public policy. "Major league baseball has put a stranglehold on real competitive balance, and Zimbalist claims that the near-monopoly status is a detriment to any impulse for improvement. His prescriptions offer harsh but needed medicine."--Library Journal

LC 2002156494, ISBN 0-8157-9728-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


796.5

Brill, David

As Far As the Eye Can See: Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker

200 pp., 6" x 9", $12.95 paper

June 2003

Appalachian Trail Conference (distributed by University of Tennessee Press)

A chronicle of the author's six-month, 2,100-mile "walk" of the Appalachian Trail, this memoir details a quest to live simply and deliberately, with room to grow, to breathe, to change, to discover what really matters. Distributed for the Appalachian Trail Conference.

LC 90045387, ISBN 1-889386-28-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


796.6

Fournel, Paul Translated by Allan Stoekl

Need for the Bike

161 pp., 5 1/2" x 8", $45.00 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

September 2003

University of Nebraska Press

An extended meditation on cycling as a practice of life, Paul Fournel captures the sound, smell, feel, and language of the reality and history of cycling, in the mountains, in the city, escaping the city, in groups, alone, suffering, exhausted, exhilarated. "Mr. Fournel takes us inside his helmet for a passionate tour of his knowledge and emotions from more than 40 years as a French cyclist...This book does a wonderful job of covering a big subject, from the emotion of his first ride to the soul searching of a weekend warrior who realizes his strongest miles are behind him."--Dallas Morning News

LC 2003043447, ISBN 0-8032-6909-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8032-2019-7 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


796.6

Payne, Melanie

Champions, Cheaters, and Childhood Dreams: Memories of the Soapbox Derby

221 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

The University of Akron Press

The All-American Soap Box Derby's of 1934 to the 1970's pushed thousands of youth possessing curiosity, ingenuity, and determination, to become the most famous kid in America. Champions, Cheaters, and Childhood Dreams chronicles through first-person accounts, a history of the race, from a hillside in Dayton, to the corporate-sponsored star-studded event it would become in the 1950's and 1960's. Influences of the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights and feminist movements, Vietnam and Watergate are revealed which helped to shape and transform the race from a simple amateur event into an American icon.

LC 2003008689, ISBN 1-931968-05-5

AASL: G, S/JHS-HS

PLA: G


796.801

Raposa, Michael L.

Meditation and the Martial Arts

185 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", $22.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2003

The University of Virginia Press

Michael R. Raposa, in this extraordinary alloy of meditation manual, historical synthesis, and spiritual guide, provides a fascinating approach to understanding the connection between martial arts and spirituality in such diverse disciplines as Japanese aikido, Chinese tai chi chuan, Hindu yoga, Christian asceticism, Zen Buddhism, and Islamic jihad.

LC 2003007965, ISBN 0-8139-2238-0

PLA: G


798.4

Moody, Ralph

Come on Seabiscuit!

176 pp., 6" x 9", 16 illus., $11.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

University of Nebraska Press

Moody brings to life the story of a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit, who against all odds became one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time. "When I was about seven years old...I found a children's book called Come on Seabiscuit! which was just wonderful! I read it so many times I broke the spine and all the pages fell out. I still have it; it has to be wrapped in rubber bands because the pages will go everywhere. But that book in just vivid prose told the story of the horse."--Laura Hillenbrand, interview on NPR's Fresh Air

LC 2002032238, ISBN 0-8032-8087-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


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