2005 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

701.17

Leaman, Oliver

Islamic Aesthetics: An Introduction

256 pp., 6" x 9", notes, bibliog., further reading, glossary, index of Qur'anic passages, index, $50.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

September 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

It is often argued that a very special sort of consciousness went into creating Islamic art, that Islamic art is very different from other forms of art, that Muslims are not allowed to portray human beings in their art, and that calligraphy is the supreme Islamic art form. Oliver Leaman challenges all of these ideas, and argues that they are misguided. Instead, he suggests that the criteria we should apply to Islamic art are identical to the criteria applicable to art in general, and that the attempt to put Islamic art into a special category is a result of orientalism.

LC 2004005658, ISBN 0-268-03369-2 (c.), ISBN 0-268-03370-6 (p.)

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704.03'9

Power, Susan C.

Early Art of the Southeastern Indians: Feathered Serpents and Winged Beings

288 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 45 b&w and 24 color illus., 3 maps, glossary, notes, bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University of Georgia Press

Presenting artifacts originating in the Archaic through the Mississippian periods-from thousands of years ago through A.D. 1600-Susan C. Power introduces us to an extraordinary assortment of ceremonial and functional objects. Drawn from every corner of the Southeast-from Louisiana to the Ohio River valley, from Florida to Oklahoma-the pieces chronicle the emergence of new media and the mastery of new techniques as they offer clues to their creators' widening awareness of their physical and spiritual worlds. "Destined to become a primer on the visual legacy of the southeastern native mind."--Jon Gibson, author of The Ancient Mounds of Poverty Point: Place of Rings

LC 2003011154, ISBN 0-8203-2501-5

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704.9'4

Impelluso, Lucia Translated by Stephen Satarelli

Nature and Its Symbols (Guide to Imagery Series)

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

December 2004

Getty Publications

The fifth volume in the Guide to Imagery Series, a reference guide whose goal is to explain the symbols used in art, this volume includes chapters on plants, flowers, fruits, animals, and fantastical creatures. The vivid illustrations, which include paintings and tapestries from some of the world's premier museums, are accompanied by texts that offer careful analyses of the artists' depictions of the natural world. The figure's symbolic significance, mythic or literary origins, and the episodes or individuals associated with it are called out in the margins for easy reference.

LC 2004014355, ISBN 0-89236-772-5

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709.38

Belozerskaya, Marina and Kenneth Lapatin

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

144 pp., 5 3/8" x 8 1/2", 200 color illus., $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Getty Publications

This informative handbook traces Greek art and architecture from the third millennium to the first century B.C. Belozerskaya and Lapatin relate the rich development of styles, techniques, and motifs to the history of this period. Also included is a discussion of the spread of Greek culture to southern Italy and Sicily and the influence of Greek artistic tradition on Roman art.

LC 2003012172, ISBN 0-89236-695-8

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720

Ferrucci, Kate

Limestone Lives: Voices from the Indiana Stone Belt

108 pp., 12" x 9", 79 b&w photos, 1 map, $35.00 cloth

October 2004

Indiana University Press/Quarry Books

Combines 79 striking, fine art photographic images with engaging oral histories from the men and women who work with stone. Limestone Lives is a testament to people who take enormous pride in their work, as well as to the role this unique industry plays in creating buildings of lasting beauty.

LC 2004304659, ISBN 0-253-34512-X

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726.5

O'Gorman, James F. (Editor)

The Makers of Trinity Church in the City of Boston

256 pp., 7" x 10", 8 color plates, 61 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

The University of Massachusetts Press

"This lovely and innovative study of Trinity Church accomplishes that most difficult of historical feats: it makes you feel that you are seeing the building for the very first time."--Michael J. Lewis, author of The Gothic Revival. "This book will appeal to students and scholars of American architecture and decorative arts, as well as to students and scholars of American studies and American culture."--Leland M. Roth, author of American Architecture: A History

LC 2004001712, ISBN 1-55849-436-7

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728.047

Palleroni, Sergio

Studio at Large: Architecture in Service of Global Communities

208 pp., 9 3/4" x 9 3/4", 207 illus. (172 in color), $30.00 paper, CIP included

October 2004

University of Washington Press

Documents the studios organized by Palleroni and his University of Washington architecture colleagues and students, held in marginalized squatter communities in Mexico, migrant labor camps, Indian reservations as well as communities in Cuba, India, and Africa. These pioneering design/build programs, which provided housing, schools, clinics, and other vital structures, combine innovative architectural training with cross-cultural immersion, social activism, and environmental science, serving as models for making architectural education relevant to urgent social problems.

LC 200405931, ISBN 0-295-98432

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738

Anderson, Mark, Chris Bruce, and Keith Wells

Extending the Artist's Hand: Contemporary Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry

112 pp., 12" x 8 1/2", 121 color halftones, 209 maps, index, $24.95 cloth

August 2004

Washington State University Press/Museum of Art

With full color photography and an informative text, Extending the Artist's Hand celebrates the collaboration between artist and technician, explores the fascinating journey of metal sculpture from initial concept to final installation, and documents the history and achievements of this extraordinary Eastern Washington enterprise. The foundry has been utilized by internationally renowned artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein, to create, produce, and install art pieces worldwide.

LC 2004108555, ISBN 0-9755662-0-2

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741.597

Stavely, Keith and Kathleen Fitzgerald

America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking

408 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

The University of North Carolina Press

In this unique culinary history, husband and wife team Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald tell how foodstuffs and foodways helped define a new nation. Lobsters, cod, beans, corn, pumpkins, apples, pork, turkey, cider and coffee are just some of the foods the Stavelys highlight in their lively story of New England cookery. From the landing at Plymouth Rock to the 1950s, New England's bounty came to represent American food.

LC 2004007412, ISBN 0807828947

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741.6'7

Clements, David

Talking Shops: Detroit Commercial Folk Art

176 pp., 11" x 8 1/2", 138 illus., $34.95 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Wayne State University Press

"David Clements has taken it upon himself to preserve as many examples on film as one talented photographer can, and to press them between the covers of this book....Wisely, he's chosen to limit his perspective to metropolitan Detroit, a community he knows intimately. But even in that he has accepted a challenge, for the Motor City is among America's richest when it comes to folk advertising art....Talking Shops belongs on the coffee table in every living room where the conversation is in danger of losing momentum, and a shelf in every library."--Loren D. Estleman, author of Writing the Popular Novel

LC 2004009796, ISBN 0-8143-3090-8

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754.097

Eldredge, Charles C., with contributions by Charles Thomas Butler, William Underwood Eiland, Reed Anderson, and Stephanie J. Fox

Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums, circa 1800-1950

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 70 color and 37 b&w illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2004

University of Georgia Press

Features seventy full-color reproductions that convey the expressive, allusive powers of narrative painting. Carrying moral, social, or patriotic messages, the paintings are meant to teach, enlighten, or inspire. Then again, the paintings can also tweak the very conventions that define them. Andrew Wyeth and Jacob Lawrence are just some of the household names whose work appears here. Others, like Elihu Vedder and Lilly Martin Spencer, are less well known, but still vital to the genre. Some of the artists, including George Caleb Bingham and Paul Cadmus, were classically trained while others, such as Carlos "Shiney" Moon and Thomas Waterman Wood, were self-taught.

LC 2003011152, ISBN 0-8203-2569-4

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755.4

de Capoa, Chiara and Stefano Zuffi Translated by Michael Hartmann

Old Testament Figures in Art (Guide to Imagery Series)

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

March 2004

Getty Publications

Old Testament Figures in Art compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament, beginning with the Pentateuch, then drawing from the historical books, the books of wisdom and poetry, and finally, the prophetic books. The vivid illustrations depict Old Testament scenes that occur most frequently as iconographic prototypes in Western art. The accompanying texts illuminate the unique ways in which Old Testament subjects have been portrayed throughout the ages, and offer comparisons with other cultures whose stories or myths parallel those represented in the book.

LC 2003016254, ISBN 0-89236-745-8

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759.13

Wood, Peter H.

Weathering the Storm: Inside Winslow Homer's "Gulf Stream"

144 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 9 color and 19 b&w illus., notes, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2004

University of Georgia Press

Looking at Winslow Homer's enigmatic masterpiece, "The Gulf Stream," and the development of Homer's social conscience in ways that traditional art history and criticism do not allow, Wood places the picture within the tumultuous legacy of slavery and colonialism at the end of the nineteenth century. "Through one of Homer's best-known paintings, Wood has shown us what was before our eyes but which we never had really seen or completely understood. Wood's dive into American history sheds light into the darkness that still lurks in race relations. This book needs to be read by all Americans."--Linda Crocker Simmons, Curator Emeritus, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

LC 2004001270, ISBN 0-8203-2625-9

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759.13-dc22

Lynes, Barbara Buhler, Lesley Poling-Kempes, and Frederick W. Turner

Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place

144 pp., 10 1/2" x 9", 66 color plates, 10 halftones, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Princeton University Press (Copublished with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum)

"In her meticulous account, Lesley Poling-Kempes discusses the geophysical origins of this land of 'extremes and contrast,' analyzing the layered stone formations and matching them up with O'Keeffe's keen observations of red shales, sandshales and silt stones created 200 million years ago....Frederich W. Turner steps more intimately into O'Keeffe's preserve, discussing her eccentricities, her remoteness from others sharing the land ... and the mythology she did much to create.... Once installed in New Mexico, though, she became an authentic new conquistador, he concludes, and entered her true final domain."--Dore Ashton, Times Literary Supplement

LC 2003062202, ISBN 0-691-11659-8

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759.132

Curtis, Dorris and Robert Cochran

Come Walk With Me: The Art of Dorris Curtis

242 pp., 9" x 12", 103 color plates, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2004

The University of Arkansas Press

This lavishly illustrated book--with 103 color plates--has enormous appeal both as a memoir and as a collection of wonderful paintings. Dorris Curtis, like Grandma Moses, began painting at a late age. She worked as a school teacher for over forty years and upon retirement at the age of sixty-five, began to study art. Curtis looked up to Grandma Moses and was heavily influenced by her achievements. Each painting has an extended caption. The Introduction is by Robert Cochran, of the University of Arkansas. It places Curtis's art into the larger context of American folk art as a whole and Arkansas art. Curtis lives in Conway, AR, north of Little Rock.

LC 2003019432, ISBN 1-55728-764-3

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759.4

Herbert, Robert L.

Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

288 pp., 11 1/2" x 10", 307 color and 64 b&w illus., bibliog., references, index, $65.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

July 2004

University of California Press

A fascinating, in-depth examination of the gestation, execution, and influence of Seurat's masterpiece. Herbert provides dazzling proof of why La Grande Jatte is among the most frequently reproduced paintings in the world and why it continues to fascinate scholars and art lovers. "Herbert evokes the power of the work with a restraint that feels exactly right for Seurat. He is a writer whose words deserve to the savored."--Jed Perl, The New Republic. "An amazing study!"--Umbrella

LC 2004041138, ISBN 0-520-24210-6 (c.), ISBN 0-520-24211-4 (p.)

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760-789 Photography and Music

760.922

Troll, Ray

Rapture of the Deep: The Art of Ray Troll

133 pp., 10" x 10", 90 color illus., 71 color drawings, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of California Press

"Rapture of the Deep has all the components of a steamy mystery-thriller: a struggle between good and evil, a full frontal view of an ammonite, a twisted plot exposing an evolutionary link between single-celled organisms and the modern cheeseburger. You'll find all the old favorites in this collection of his work -Also newer ones -as well as works never before published."--Debra McKinney, Anchorage Daily News. "A wonderful book....sneaks a wealth of wisdom about art, nature, and the human condition into a package that will delight people from every walk of life."--Kesler Woodward, artist and Professor of Art Emeritus at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

LC 2004004208, ISBN 0-520-23947-4

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769.92

Field, Sabra

In Sight

240 pp., 10" x 10", 196 color illus., 101 halftones, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University Press of New England

In Sight explores the creative process whereby one hundred or so Field prints, crafted between 1990 and 2002, came into being. The exceptional new prints, all previously unpublished, are exquisitely reproduced, one per page, in a celebration of an artist at the height of her creative powers. A short commentary by the artist on her inspiration for the image follows each work. Embedded in the text are fine color reproductions of the "collateral images" that inspired each plate. Also included are excerpts from her personal journals along with an astonishing array of private readings.

LC 2004005372, ISBN 1-58465-286-1

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769.92

Ruud, Brandon K. (Editor)

Karl Bodmer's North American Prints

400 pp., 11 1/2" x 11 1/2", 431 illus. (mostly color), $150.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

University of Nebraska Press (with Joslyn Art Museum)

"Chronicles Maximilian and Bodmer's excellent adventure in a suitably lavish volume rich in fascinating history and spectacular illustrations."---Booklist. Following Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer's trip to the interior region of North American in 1832-34, Bodmer translated his drawings and watercolors into engravings to accompany Maximilian's text of the journey. This is the first book to systematically and comprehensively document and interpret the changes Bodmer and his team of some thirty engravers made to the prints, based on Maximilian's input. It contains more than 400 illustrations (mostly color) and focuses attention on one of the most important bodies of Western American imagery ever produced.

LC 2003050752, ISBN 0-8032-1326-3

AASL: O/EM-HS, P


770.899

Smith, Shawn Michelle

Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture

272 pp., 6" x 9", 86 photos, notes, bibliog., index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

May 2004

Duke University Press

Through a rich interpretation of the remarkable photographs W. E. B. Du Bois compiled for the American Negro Exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition, Shawn Michelle Smith reveals the visual dimension of the color line that Du Bois famously called "the problem of the twentieth century." Du Bois's prize-winning exhibit consisted of three albums together containing 363 black-and-white photographs, mostly of middle-class African Americans from Atlanta and other parts of Georgia. Smith provides an extensive analysis of the images, the antiracist message Du Bois conveyed by collecting and displaying them, and their connection to his critical thought.

LC 2003027589, ISBN 0-8223-3331-7(c.), ISBN 0-8223-3343-0 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


779.37

Wu, Norbert and Jim Mastro

Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu

176 pp., 10 1/2" x 10", 135 color photos, 2 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of California Press

"In this collection of glorious photographs of underwater Antarctica, noted marine photographer Wu captures the unbelievable beauty and richness of the plant and animal life both below and above the ice."--Library Journal. "This visually stunning collection of photographs is also an excellent source of information about Antarctica's unique wildlife and environment."--Outdoor Photographer. "Mastro fills the captions with scientific factoids that will keep an audience captive at any cocktail party....In 140 surreal and enchanting photos, Wu exposes the outer limits of nature on planet earth."--Audubon Magazine

LC 2003006433, ISBN 0-520-23504-5

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780.92

Adams, John Luther

Winter Music: Composing the North

166 pp., 6" x 9", 11 b&w illus., audio CD, discography, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Wesleyan University Press

Winter Music, a collection of Adams's poetic and inspirational essays, journal entries, and other writings, delves into the environmental and cultural awareness that creates his contemplative approach to music. Adams's music explores natural phenomena from the songs of birds, to the complex nature of chaos, fractal geometry, and elemental noise. Similarly, his writings explore "that region between place and culture, between environment and imagination," reflecting a philosophy of deep awareness that makes him one of the most original composers working today. Includes an audio CD with three new compositions by the author.

LC 2004009749, ISBN 0-8195-6742-6

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780.974

Post, Jennifer C.

Music in Rural New England Family and Community Life, 1870-1940

256 pp., 6" x 9", 42 illus., 105 musical examples, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

University Press of New England

Post offers a startling new interpretation of vernacular music of the region: In contrast to many traditional scholars who have viewed ballads and folk music, particularly in Appalachia, as somehow a "purer" brand of lost musical traditions, Post finds that across Northern New England everyday people equally enjoyed and expressed themselves through folk ballads, dance music, and popular musical favorites. At the heart of this study is the recognition that the musical lives of individuals, their families, and their communities were constantly negotiated in relation to social status, gender relations, local geography, and economic needs.

LC 2004008430, ISBN 1-58465-415-5

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781.64

Rodriguez Julia, Edgardo

Cortijo's Wake/El Entierro de Cortijo

154 pp., 5 7/8" x 8 1/2", 10 photos (2 in color), $49.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

January 2004

Duke University Press

A bilingual edition of a renowned work of Puerto Rican literature, Cortijo's Wake/El entierro de Cortijo is novelist Edgardo Rodriguez Julia's vivid description of the funeral of legendary Puerto Rican musician Rafael Cortijo. El entierro de Cortijo became an immediate e bestseller following its original publication in Puerto Rico in 1983. An unparalleled Afro-Puerto Rican percussionist and bandleader, Cortijo (1928-1982) revolutionized the country's musical culture. His band, Cortijo y Su Combo, captivated Caribbean and Latin American audiences as it emerged in the mid-1950's.

LC 2003012704, ISBN 0-8223-3203-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3216-7 (p.)

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781.64

Schloss, Joseph G.

Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

240 pp., 6" x 9", 10 b&w illus., discography, bibliog., index, $65.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2004

Wesleyan University Press

Based on ten years of research among hip-hop producers, Making Beats is the first work of scholarship to explore the goals, methods, and values of this surprisingly insular community. Focusing on a variety of subjects-from hip-hop artists' pedagogical methods to the Afro-diasporic roots of the sampling process to the social significance of "digging" for rare records-Joseph G. Schloss examines the way hip-hop artists have managed to create a form of expression that reflects their creative aspirations, moral beliefs, political values, and cultural realities.

LC 2004043013, ISBN 0-8195-6695-0 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6696-9 (p.)

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781.642

Fox, Aaron A.

Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture

384 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w photos, notes, references, index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

September 2004

Duke University Press

In Lockhart, Texas, a rural-working-class town just south of Austin, country music is a way of life. Anthropologist and musician Aaron A. Fox spent years in Lockhart making research notes, music, and friends. In Real Country, he provides an intimate, in-depth ethnography of the community and its music. Showing that country music is deeply embedded in the textures of working-class life, Fox argues that it is the cultural and intellectual property of working-class people and not only of the Nashville-based music industry of the stars whose lives figure so prominently in popular and scholarly writing about the genre.

LC 2004006964, ISBN 0-8223-3336-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3348-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


781.642

Goldsmith, Thomas (Editor)

The Bluegrass Reader (Music in American Life)

376 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

University of Illinois Press

Goldsmith has joined his insights as a journalist with a lifetime of bluegrass experience to assemble this captivating, wide-ranging, fun-to-read collection of the very best in bluegrass writing. His judicious selections include older, previously unavailable publications as well as classics: Alan Lomax in Esquire, Ralph Rinzler's Sing Out! piece on Bill Monroe, and Mike Seeger's Folkways liner notes. Also featured are writers as disparate as Marty Stuart, David Gates, and Hunter Thompson, writing for magazines like The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Muleskinner News.

LC 2003019686, ISBN 0-252-02914-3

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781.65

Berrett, Joshua

Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

256 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Yale University Press

"Two Kings of Jazz sheds invaluable light on the life and work of both Armstrong and Whiteman by the deceptively simple device of discussing the two men together. The result is a major contribution to jazz scholarship--the best thing I've ever read about Whiteman, and one of the best about Armstrong."--Terry Teachout, author of The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken. "Responding to renewed interest in the lives of both Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman, Berrett has penned a well-researched and informative study focusing on the similarities and differences in their lives. Recommended for academic and public collections with a jazz focus."--Library Journal

LC 2004004217, ISBN 0-300-10384-0

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781.65

Schiedt, Duncan

Jazz in Black and White: The Photographs of Duncan Schiedt

144 pp., 7 1/2" x 8 3/4", 82 b&w photos, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Indiana University Press

Duncan Schiedt has been photographing jazz musicians for 60 years. Included in this stunning collection are Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and many other jazz legends. Each photograph is introduced by a brief biographical summary of the artist, along with a memoir about the photograph's creation that gives the reader a sense of "having been there."

LC 2003017157, ISBN 0-253-34400-X

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781.66

Mahon, Maureen

Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race

336 pp., 6" x 9", 39 b&w illus., notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

Duke University Press

In 1985 New York-based black musicians and writers formed the Black Rock Coalition (BRC) to challenge that notion that music created by African Americans wasn't "authentically black" nor of interest to music fans and to create outlets for black rock music. A second branch started in Los Angeles in 1989. Under the auspices of the BRC, musicians organized performances and produced recordings and radio and television shows featuring black rock. The first book to focus on the BRC, Right to Rock is about the connections between race and music, identity and authenticity, art and politics, and power and change.

LC 2004002239, ISBN 0-8223-3305-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3317-1 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


782.1

Osborne, Charles

The Opera Lover's Companion: An Informal and Indispensable Guide to the Most Frequently Performed Operas

640 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $39.95 cloth

October 2004

Yale University Press

Every opera-lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on 175 of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more. "An erudite, instructive and unpretentious guide."--Michael Kennedy, The Sunday Telegraph

LC 2004107445, ISBN 0-300-10440-5

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


782.1'4

Citron, Stephen

Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

356 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 40 halftones, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

Yale University Press

Filled with fascinating anecdotes and behind-the-scenes details of the world of musical theater, this is the first comprehensive biography of celebrated composer/lyricist Jerry Herman. "This is an extraordinary and invaluable work about the extraordinary and invaluable talent Jerry Herman. Any lover of the musical theater should be grateful to add it to their library. I know I am."--Fred Ebb, Lyricist

LC 2003027632, ISBN 0-300-10082-5

AASL: O/HS

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782.1'4

Snelson, John

Andrew Lloyd Webber Yale Broadway Masters Series

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 34 b&w illus., 27 musical examples, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2004

Yale University Press

Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Evita--composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musicals are familiar to hundreds of millions of audience members. This book, the first comprehensive survey of Webber's creative career, explores his impact, the vast range of influences on his works, and the reasons for the controversies that surround him. "This second volume in the "Yale Broadway Masters" series is a welcome one....This first comprehensive survey of Webber's oeuvre is recommended for academic and larger public libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2004004311, ISBN 0-300-10459-6

AASL: O/HS

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782.421

Perry, Imani

Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop

248 pp., 6" x 9", endnote, index, $69.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Duke University Press

At once the most lucrative, popular, and culturally oppositional musical force in the United States, hip hop demands the kind of interpretation Imani Perry provides here: criticism engaged with this vibrant musical form on its own terms. A scholar and a fan, Perry considers the art, politics, and culture of hip hop through an analysis of song lyrics. Recognizing prevailing characterizations of hip hop as a transnational musical form, Perry advances a powerful argument that hip hop is first and foremost black American music.

LC 2004013136, ISBN 0-8223-3435-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3446-1 (p.)

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790-799 Performing Arts and Recreation

791.43

Ehrlich, Matthew C.

Journalism in the Movies (The History of Communication)

208 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

University of Illinois Press

"Journalism in the Movies is the book many of us have been waiting for. It treats the much-ignored journalism movies as a distinct genre in film history and is the perfect textbook for any class dealing with the image of the journalist in film. Anyone who wants to understand the public's perception of what journalism and media are all about should read this first-rate book." -- Joe Saltzman, professor of journalism and director of "The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture," a project of the Norman Lear Center, Annenberg School for Communication, USC

LC 2003026963, ISBN 0-252-02934-8

AASL: O/HS

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791.43

Goudsousian, Aram

Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

496 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 20 illus., appendix, notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

The University of North Carolina Press

In the first full-length biography of Sidney Poitier, Goudsouzian shows how Poitier (as the only black leading man from the late 1950s to the late 1960s) became the screen symbol of the civil rights movement.

LC 2003019372, ISBN 0807828432

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Lawson, Tim and Alisa Persons

The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors

356 pp., 8" x 10", 39 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

December 2004

University Press of Mississippi

The Magic Behind the Voices is a fascinating package of biographies, anecdotes, credit listings, and photographs of the actors who have created the unmistakable voices for some of the most popular and enduring animated characters of all time. Drawn from dozens of personal interviews, the book features a unique look at thirty-nine of the hidden artists of show business. Some of the actors featured have provided the voices for characters such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Beavis and Butthead, Bart and Homer Simpson, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Yogi Bear, and many more.

LC 2004006488, ISBN 1-57806-695-6 (c.), ISBN 1-57806-696-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Rollins, Peter C.

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film

696 pp., 7 1/4" x 10 1/4", 100 photos, $85.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

Columbia University Press

More than seventy scholars consider the gap between history and Hollywood. They examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic. The volume features extensive cross-references, a filmography (of discussed and relevant films), notes, and a bibliography of selected historical works on each subject. "The definitive work on how film has influenced-and been influenced by-American history."--Donald E. Staples

LC 2003053086, ISBN 0-231-11222-X

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


791.43'6

Heffernan, Kevin

Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968

336 pp., 6" x 9", 61 b&w photos, appendix, notes, bibliog., index, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

March 2004

Duke University Press

Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold pulls off the masks and wipes away the slime to reveal how the monsters that frightened audiences in the 1950s and 1960s-and the movies they crawled and staggered through-reflected fundamental changes in the film industry. Providing the first economic history of the horror film, Kevin Heffernan shows how the production, distribution, and exhibition of horror movies changed as the studio era gave way to the conglomeration of New Hollywood.

LC 2003016429, ISBN 0-8223-3202-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3215-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


791.43'6

Wlaschin, Ken

Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen: A Guide to More Than 100 Years of Opera Films, Videos, and DVDs

768 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", 63 illus., $60.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

Yale University Press

This bountiful book is a comprehensive guide to the thousands of films, videos, and DVDs featuring operas and opera singers from 1896 to the present. An invaluable A-Z reference work, it contains more than 1900 entries covering not only expected topics--composers, singers, directors--but also the unexpected and offbeat--animated opera, silent films about opera, imaginary operas, and many other lesser-known topics.

LC 2004041519, ISBN 0-300-10263-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


792

O'Neill, Eugene

A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions

388 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", $15.95 paper

March 2004

Yale University Press

A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions are regarded as two of Eugene O'Neill's finest plays. Companion pieces, linked by characters and themes, they form part of a projected series of eleven interconnected plays in which the playwright intended to give a psychological and economic account of American life. Now these works, the only surviving plays in O'Neill's "Cycle," are brought together for the first time in a paperback volume.

LC 2003111053, ISBN 0-300-10079-5

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


792.094

Donohue, Joseph (Editor) and Peter Thomson (Series Editor)

The Cambridge History of British Theatre: Volume 2, 1660 to 1895

572 pp., 6" x 9", 34 halftones, $175.00 cloth (3-volume set: $450.00)

December 2004

Cambridge University Press

History of British Theatre Volume 2 begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the reestablishment of the professional theatre, and follows the far-reaching development of the form over two centuries and more to 1895. Descriptions of the theatres, actors and actresses, acting companies, dramatists and dramatic genres over the period are augmented by accounts of the audiences, politics and morality, scenography, provincial theatre, theatrical legislation, competition of major and minor theatres, and the ultimate revocation of the theatrical monopoly of Drury Lane and Covent Garden, initiating a new era. Also available as a set with Volumes 1 and 3.

LC 2003055890, ISBN 0-521-65068-2 (3-volume set: ISBN 0-521-82790-6)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


792.094

Kershaw, Baz (Editor) and Peter Thomson (Series Editor)

The Cambridge History of British Theatre: Volume 3, Since 1895

596 pp., 6" x 9", 35 halftones, $175.00 cloth (3-volume set: $450.00)

December 2004

Cambridge University Press

History of British Theatre Volume 3 explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres in the "long" twentieth century since 1895. Twenty-three original essays by leading historians and critics investigate the major aspects of theatrical performance, ranging from the great actor-managers to humble seaside entertainers, from between-wars West End women playwrights to the roots of professional theatre in Wales and Scotland, and from the challenges of alternative theatres to the economics of theatre under Thatcher. Also available as a set with Volumes 1 and 2.

LC 2003055890, ISBN 0-521-65132-8 (3-volume set: ISBN 0-521-82790-6)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


792.094

Milling, Jane (Editor) and Peter Thomson (Series Editor)

The Cambridge History of British Theatre: Volume 1, Origins to 1660

572 pp., 6" x 9", 40 halftones, $175.00 cloth (3-volume set: $450.00)

December 2004

Cambridge University Press

History of British Theatre, Volume 1 begins in Roman Britain and ends with Charles II's restoration to the throne imminent. Comprised of nineteen essays by leading British and American scholars. Four essays in Part One treat pre-Elizabethan theatre, eight in Part Two focus on the riches of the Elizabethan era, and seven in Part Three are on theatrical developments during and after the reigns of James I and Charles I. Also available as a set with Volumes 2 and 3.

LC 2003055890, ISBN 0-521-65040-2 (3-volume set: ISBN 0-521-82790-6)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: S


792.7'09

Appignanesi, Lisa

The Cabaret

272 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/4", 125 b&w and 25 color illus., $35.00 cloth

November 2004

Yale University Press

This captivating book presents a uniquely comprehensive cultural history of cabaret, where the most radical of artists, poets, writers, musicians, and theater directors have gathered since 1881. "Anyone who thinks of Cabaret as nothing but plasticated human muzak should read this fascinating and beautifully produced history of the form"--The Financial Times

LC 76377973, ISBN 0-300-10580-0

PLA: G


792.8

O'Connor, Rosalie

Getting Closer: A Dancer's Perspective

120 pp., 7" x 10", 67 b&w photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

University Press of Florida

Former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rosalie O'Connor offers an intimate look at one of America's greatest dance companies, a glimpse of unforgettable moments both behind the curtain and onstage during her 15 years with the company. Her black-and-white images capture the emotions of dancers at their most unguarded. "From scenes of Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free to close-ups of all-important makeup applications, O'Connor's photos, with accompanying text from dancers, make an indelible impression."--Booklist. "Rosalie O'Connor uses her unique vantage point brilliantly to illuminate the inside world of ballet."--Judy Kinberg, producer, PBS Great Performances series.

LC 2004052048, ISBN 0-8130-2768-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


794.8

Tobin, Joseph (Editor)

Pikachu's Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokémon

312 pp., 6" x 9", index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

January 2004

Duke University Press

Initially developed in Japan by Nintendo as a computer game, Pokémon swept the globe in the late 1990s. Based on a narrative in which a group of children capture, train, and do battle with over a hundred imaginary creatures, Pokémon quickly diversified into an array of popular products including comic books, a TV show, movies, trading cards, stickers, toys, and clothing. Yet the phenomenon fizzled as quickly as it had ignited. By 2002, the Pokémon craze was mostly over. Pikachu's Global Adventure describes the spectacular, complex, and unpredictable rise and fall of Pokémon in countries around the world.

LC 2003013450, ISBN 0-8223-3250-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8223-3287-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


796.094

Miller, Stephen G.

Ancient Greek Athletics

288 pp., 7" x 10", 71 four-color and 221 b&w illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2004

Yale University Press

This lavishly illustrated book presents a comprehensive survey of sports in ancient Greece. "This fine book marks the coming-of-age of the study of ancient Greek athletics....Particularly valuable are the vivid reconstruction of the ancient Olympic program and the lucid discussion of the evidence for female athletic contests in ancient Greece. Essential. All collections; all levels."--Choice

LC 2003016875, ISBN 0-300-10083-3

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Casway, Jerrold

Ed Delahanty in the Emerald Age of Baseball

400 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 23 halftones, appendix, notes, bibliog., name index, subject index, $25.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

University of Notre Dame Press

"Part history, part mystery, Casway's book offers fascinating insights into baseball at the turn of the century and the tragic death of one of its superstars."--Stan Hochman, Philadelphia Daily News. Jerrold Casway's fascinating biography of legendary baseball player Ed Delahanty (1867-1903) offers a compelling examination of the first "King of Swatsville's" life and career, including the enigma surrounding his tragic and untimely death. Through Delahanty's story, Casway traces the evolving character of major league baseball and its effect on the lives and ambitions of its athletes.

LC 2003024041, ISBN 0-268-02285-2

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Einstein, Charles

Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age

360 pp., 5" x 8", $19.95 paper

March 2004

Southern Illinois University Press

"Einstein uses history and Willie Mays interchangeably, and it works. . . . He cares, has a rich memory, and can write up a storm."--New York Times Book Review. "Einstein documents the crucial role of baseball in the civil rights struggle, drawing a skillful and loving picture of Willie Mays as the archetypal athlete of our time."--Los Angeles Times. "Mays had such a glittering career that merely describing the highlights would be entertaining enough. But Einstein does more. He sets the scene. He seeks out the unusual quote. He finds the perfect anecdote. He unearths some choice tidbits that are pure delight."--Newsday

LC 2003017237, ISBN 0-8093-2573-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Jay, Kathryn

More Than Just A Game: Sports in American Life Since 1945

304 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 25 illus., $27.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Columbia University Press

This book examines major sports, both professional and intercollegiate, from baseball, football, and basketball to golf, tennis, stock car racing, and extreme sports, to explain how sports became a multibillion-dollar industry as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society. Jay also shows how sports have helped shape racial, gender, national, and class identities.

LC 2004044498, ISBN 0-231-12534-8

AASL: O/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Kuska, Bob

Hot Potato: How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America's Game Forever

220 pp., 6" x 9", 20 photos, 2 illus., index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2004

The University of Virginia Press

Hot Potato chronicles the many successes and failures of the early years of black amateur basketball. It also recounts the emergence of black college basketball in America, documenting the origins of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or CIAA, which would become the Big Ten of black collegiate sports. The book also details for the first time the rise of black professional basketball in America, with a particular emphasis on the New York Renaissance, a team considered by experts to be as important in the development of black basketball as the Harlem Globetrotters.

LC 2003018322, ISBN 0-8139-2263-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


796.42

Hanson, Sharon Kinney

The Life of Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 22 illus., $29.50 cloth

November 2004

Southern Illinois University Press

A teenaged Helen Stephens stunned the crowd at the 1936 Berlin Olympics when she emerged from obscurity to run the 100 meters in 11.5 seconds, setting a world record that wouldn't be beaten for twenty-four years. But her career and her notoriety didn't peak there. She sued Look magazine for insinuating she was a man and won. She was the first woman to own and manage a basketball team and went on to actively participate in the sporting world as a coach, a mentor, and a senior competitor. At the time of her death in 1994 she had set the record for the longest athletic career in the world.

LC 2004010706, ISBN 0-8093-2559-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


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