2006 University Press Books

 

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700-799 The Arts

700-759 Fine Arts

760-779 Graphic Design, Photography        
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation/Sports        
   

700-759 Fine Arts

701

McCarthy, Kevin F., et al.

Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts

124 pp., 7" x 10", $20.00 cloth, CIP included

February 2005

RAND

Current arguments for private and public investment in the arts emphasize the potential of the arts to serve broad social and economic goals. Intrinsic benefits (the arts "enrich people's lives") are outweighed by instrumental benefits (the arts "contribute to the public good"). This book aims to improve our understanding of the full range of effects of the arts. "I strongly support the central message of Gifts of the Muse. Although the arts bestow important secondary benefits-economic, educational, social, and therapeutic-it is their intrinsic value that makes them essential and irreplaceable..."--Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

LC 2004021806, ISBN 0-8330-3694-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


704.9'46

Battistini, Matilde

Symbols and Allegories in Art

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

May 2005

Getty Publications

An illustrated guide to decipher common symbols related to time, man, earth and sky, and allegories or moral lessons.

LC 2004025481, ISBN 0-89236-818-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


704.9'48

Giorgi, Rosa

Angels and Demons in Art

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

November 2005

Getty Publications

This sumptuously illustrated guide analyzes artists' representations of creation and the afterworld, the paths to salvation and damnation, the Judgment Day, and angelic and demonic beings.

LC 2005009018, ISBN 0-89236-830-6

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


708

Lash, Stephen

America and the Sea: Treasures from the Collections of Mystic Seaport

159 pp., 9" x 11", 175 color and duotone illus., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2005

Yale University Press

Essays written by distinguished experts describe the individual forms of expression, discuss the artists and craftsmen, and offer commentary on the ways in which America's maritime history is interwoven with its economic development and cultural history. Elegantly designed and lavishly produced, America and the Sea offers intriguing new evidence of the indisputable relevance of maritime history to American life and art.

LC 2005930981, ISBN 0-300-11402-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: O, G


709.02'4

Zuffi, Stefano Translated by Brian D. Phillips

European Art of the Fifteenth Century

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

December 2005

Getty Publications

Identifies the imagery used to represent the people, places, and concepts of the early Renaissance. Includes important cities of artistic production, and highlights key terms, styles, and techniques.

LC 2005008652, ISBN 0-89236-831-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


709.2

Musick, Pat, with Jerry Carr and Bill Woodiel

Stone Songs on the Trail of Tears: The Journey of an Installation

120 pp., 11" x 9", 70 color photos, 1 map, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

Following the tradition of Christo, and inspired by installation artist Andy Goldsworthy, Musick and crew created an art installation titled "Stone Songs on the Trail of Tears". This book chronicles the journey, with photographs, poetry, maps, journal entries, and introductory essays on art and history. It is an eye-catching piece of art featuring five yokes that combines oak, wood, steel, and native Ozark sandstone, designed to represent the struggle of those who took the brutal journey. The installation traveled to twenty-two stops along the Benge Route across northern Arkansas, the actual route taken by some of the Cherokees in 1838.

LC 2005015325, ISBN 1-55728-800-3

AASL: G/MS-HS, P

PLA: S, RS


709.2

Prideaux, Sue

Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

391 pp., 7" x 9", 125 b&w and 30 color illus., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

This intimate and moving biography brings Norwegian artist Edvard Munch to life, exploring his turbulent early years, his later years as a recluse, and his efforts to paint not what he saw, but what he experienced. "[A] meticulously detailed yet always companionable and often startling account of Munch's dramatically difficult life and extraordinarily intense psyche."--Booklist (starred review)

LC 2005012040, ISBN 0-300-11024-3

AASL: G/P

PLA: O, G, S


709.2

Ringgold, Faith

We Flew over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

304 pp., 7 1/2" x 9", 141 illus. (40 in color), chronology, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2005

Duke University Press

In We Flew over the Bridge, Faith Ringgold shares the fascinating story of her life. Ringgold's artworks-startling "story quilts," politically charged paintings, and more-hang in the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and other major museums around the world. Her children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But Ringgold's path to success has not been easy. In this gorgeously illustrated memoir, she looks back and shares the story of her struggles, growth, and triumphs.

LC 2004028226, ISBN 0-8223-3564-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O, G


709.456

Hall, Marcia B. (Editor)

Rome (Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance Series)

398 pp., 11 1/4" x 9", 220 halftones, 32 color plates, $150.00 cloth

June 2005

Cambridge University Press

A comprehensive history of the art of Rome in the Renaissance studies; the architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts together in their social, religious, and historical context. Organized around the patronage of the popes, it tells the story of three centuries, in which the eternal city rose from the ashes of its decline in the fourteenth century, when the papal court was transferred to France and then endured the Great Schism of absent and ascending popes. By the first decade of the sixteenth century, under the guidance of Pope Julius II and the artists he commissioned-Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo-Rome had established itself as the Christian re-embodiment of the Roman Empire.

LC 2004054607, ISBN 0-521-62445-2

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


709.73

Carlin, John and Jonathan Fineberg

Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art

208 pp., 11 3/4" x 9 1/4", 400 color illus., index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Yale University Press

How did artists of the twentieth century use their work to respond to their unique personal experiences and moment in history? This provocative question is explored in this engaging new book on American art, a companion to the recent PBS film. By focusing on broad, defining themes, embodied in the work of such pivotal artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, the authors look at how art provided a means for re-imagining America, visualizing what it had become, and where it might go in a century of turbulent change.

LC 2005005191, ISBN 0-300-10997-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


709.73

Lyons, Maura

William Dunlap and the Construction of an American Art History

224 pp., 7" x 9", 39 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

Lyons furnishes the first full-scale analysis of Dunlap's work, exploring the significance of his book for the American art world and for the nineteenth-century reading public. Tracing the History's origins, production, promotion, and reception, Lyons pushes beyond its current canonical status-the result of its twentieth-century rediscovery and revival-to reveal the uncertainty originally surrounding the venture. "A fascinating analysis...Lyons' study represents an important contribution to the history of American art, culture, and publishing in the period 1800-1850."--Allan Wallach, author of Exhibiting Contradiction: Essays on the Art Museum in the United States

LC 200418193, ISBN 1-55849-475-8

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


712.6'09

Goodwin, Nancy Illustrations by Ippy Patterson

Montrose: Life in a Garden

312 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", 168 color illus., index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Duke University Press

Something is blooming every day of the year in the renowned gardens at Montrose, Nancy Goodwin's nineteenth-century property in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Since moving to Montrose in 1977, Goodwin has transformed more than twenty acres into an extraordinary complex of interlocking gardens. Beautifully written and illustrated, Montrose is Goodwin's affectionate biography of her gardens, recounting how and why each section was developed over the years. Award-winning garden illustrator Ippy Patterson has provided more than 160 lavish illustrations of the gardens at Montrose and these meticulously detailed drawings appear throughout the book.

LC 2005011387, ISBN 0-8223-3604-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG, RS


728

Franci, Giovanna Photographs by Federico Zignani

Dreaming of Italy: Las Vegas and the Virtual Grand Tour

157 pp., 8" x 11", 170 color photos, $24.95 paper

April 2005

University of Nevada Press

Dreaming of Italy compares three Las Vegas Italian-themed resorts to their Italian counterparts. Giovanna Franci examines architectural format and decorative details, as well as considers how the mystique of these Italian sites has been transplanted to the Nevada desert. In the process, she addresses the compelling phenomena of modern mass tourism and postmodern travelers to whom the distinction between the "real" and the "fake" is often less important than the appeal of a destination that allows a visitor to make a "virtual Grand Tour" within the confines of a single city. Federico Zignani's photographs bring to life the physical details and idyllic ambiance of both the lavish Las Vegas resorts and their Italian inspirations.

ISBN 0-87417-610-7

AASL: G, RS/MS-HS

PLA: RG, RS


728.089

Lee, Molly and Gregory A. Reinhardt Foreword by Andrew Tooyak Jr.

Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

228 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", b&w photos and illus., bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

December 2005

University of Alaska Press

Lavishly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, drawings, and maps, this volume includes a comprehensive survey of literature on Eskimo architecture around the circumpolar North. Lee and Reinhardt then draw an extensive comparative analysis of the geographical, climatic, and ethnographic aspects of material from throughout the Arctic. In an innovative consideration of both material and cultural aspects of dwelling, they and the peoples they describe redefine the meaning of "architecture." An essential volume for students and specialists, Eskimo Architecture is also a fascinating read for anyone interested in northern life.

LC 2002012706, ISBN 1-889963-22-4 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-67-4 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, RG, RS


728.095

Knapp, Ronald G. and Kai-Yin Lo (Editors)

House Home Family: Living and Being Chinese

476 pp., 8 1/8" x 9 1/4", 393 color and 141 b&w illus., $52.00 cloth, $26.00 paper, CIP included

April 2005

University of Hawai'i Press

Drawing on the work of leading scholars in the fields of anthropology, architecture, art, art history, geography, and history, House Home Family explores and analyzes the functional, social, and symbolic attributes of Chinese dwellings. It goes beyond generalization to clarify the diverse nature of house, home, and family in China, exploring such topics as the Chinese garden as an integral part of living, house-building ritual and fengshui, the inter-relatedness of furniture and architecture, preservation of historical structures, the structure and development of the family (jia), gender and household space, the role of lineage in the construction of ritual and social space, and domestic space and privacy.

LC 2004025303, ISBN 0-8248-2858-5 (c.), ISBN 0-8248-2953-0 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


728.097

Friedman, Avi and David Krawitz

Peeking through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes

232 pp., 5 3/4" x 8 1/4", index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

McGill-Queen's University Press

Since the Second World War, rapid developments in the economy, family structure, technology, employment, and lifestyle have transformed the home. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes, many of them ill conceived and wasteful, that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty years. Offering pragmatic suggestions for many problems, including the damages caused by suburban sprawl, the limits of standard single-family dwellings, and the widening gap between rich and poor, Peeking through the Keyhole unravels the effects of technology and consumerism on the way we perceive and use domestic space.

C20029018064, ISBN 0-7735-2934-9

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


729

Pevsner, Nikolaus Introduction by Richard Weston

Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius Revised and Expanded Edition

192 pp., 7 1/2" x 10", 66 b&w and 131 color illus., index, $40.00 cloth

February 2005

Yale University Press

Nikolaus Pevsner's study of the history of modern design, first published in 1936, is a classic text that offers an unrivalled account of the roots of Modernism. This new edition offers beautiful new illustrations, biographies of all major figures, a critique of Pevsner's analysis from today's perspective, and much more. "[This] new edition is considerably revised and updated. Consequently, it has a clarity, richness of discussion, and innumerable color illustrations with an up-to-date interpretation and extensive bibliography and footnotes. Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2004115886, ISBN 0-300-10571-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G, S


730.977

Greiff, Glory-June

Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana

315 pp., 8 3/4" x 11 1/2", photos, bibliog., references, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

Indiana Historical Society Press

Examines more than 1,500 pieces of outdoor public sculpture found in the 92 Indiana counties.

LC 2004065769, ISBN 0-87195-180-0

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: O, RG, RS


738.822

Woodhead, Steve

The Teapot Book

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 519 color and 92 b&w illus., $49.95 cloth

February 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

From the history of teapots to theories of their construction, from suggestions for their firing to instructions for the making of a proper pot of tea, The Teapot Book contains all the components that today's potters need to tackle this critical piece of their artistic development.

LC 2005273819, ISBN 0-8122-3884-2

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


741.5'97

Carlin, John, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker (Editors)

Masters of American Comics

328 pp., 9" x 12 1/2", 283 color illus., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Yale University Press

The first comprehensive history of 20th-century American comics to examine the genre's significant and varied contributions to art and culture. "[A] lavishly illustrated survey...A stellar lineup of writers...[Feiffer, Hamill, Hoberman, and Eggers] each offer informed and affectionate tribute to a seminal comics artist. The book's main appeal, though, lies in the accompanying 200-odd examples of these 15 artists' work, many reproduced from the original drawings. They vividly demonstrate why these artists deserve to be analyzed and celebrated."--Booklist

LC 2005019449, ISBN 0-300-11317-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O, G


741.6'42

Swain, Gwyneth

Wanda Gág: Storybook Artist

112 pp., 6" x 9", 40 b&w illus., glossary, chronology, notes, bibliog., index, $22.95 cloth, $12.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Minnesota Historical Society Press/Borealis Books

This lively new biography for young readers brings bohemian artist Wanda Gág (1893-1946) to life. Gág is the visionary and eccentric author of the illustrated children's classics Millions of Cats, The Funny Thing, and Snippy and Snappy. Author Gwyneth Swain takes readers from Gág's difficult girlhood in rural Minnesota to her triumphant move to New York in pursuit of her passion for art. "A well-researched, thoroughly engaging biography of the mother of the American picture book."--Anita Silvey, author of 100 Best Books for Children

LC 2005041248, ISBN 0-87351-545-5 (c.), ISBN 0-87351-544-7 (p.)

AASL: G/EM-MS, P

PLA: G


748

Lynn, Martha Drexler

Sculpture, Glass, and American Museums

248 pp., 9 3/4" x 12", 150 color and 58 b&w illus., bibliog., references, index, $49.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this lavishly illustrated volume, Martha Drexler Lynn takes the reader on a tour of glass sculpture in American museums. She covers 26 permanent collections across the U.S., including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her survey of these museums reveals their lively interest in glass as an artistic medium, despite an earlier modernist bias.

LC 2005011654, ISBN 0-8122-3896-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: not reviewed


753

Dalby, Andrew

Venus: A Biography

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", $19.95 paper

September 2005

Getty Publications

The life story of the goddess of beauty and love who rose fully grown from the foamy sea, including accounts of her many lovers, her children-including the famous Cupid, and her interference with human affairs.

LC 2004117287, ISBN 0-89236-824-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


759.13

Cassidy, Donna M.

Marsden Hartley: Race, Region, and Nation

448 pp., 6" x 9", 17 color illus., 150 halftones, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of New England

A provocative rereading of the great American avant-garde artist Marsden Hartley's later work. "Cassidy has written a courageous book...show[ing] how Hartley integrated his prejudices into his artistic program. Hartley's art and life hold important lessons about the value of studying art in cultural context and the danger of the self-censorship that kept earlier generations of Americans from studying Nazi art and recognizing...uncomfortable links."--The New York Times Book Review. "[Highly] readable, thoroughly researched, and thoughtfully conceived...Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2004023539, ISBN 1-58465-446-5

AASL: S/P

PLA: G, RG


759.13

Howat, John K.

Frederic Church

214 pp., 11 1/4" x 9 3/4", 154 color and 44 b&w illus., index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Yale University Press

This lavishly illustrated book-the only comprehensive study of the artist available-describes Church's life and career and details the ways in which the artist played a part in America's development during the nineteenth century. John K. Howat, a distinguished scholar of American landscape painting, discusses the many talents of Frederic Church while also explaining the rich complexities of his major works.

LC 2005008125, ISBN 0-300-10988-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: G

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760-779 Graphic Design, Photography

760.092

Munch, Edvard Edited and translated by J. Gill Holland

The Private Journals of Edvard Munch: We Are Flames which Pour Out of the Earth

224 pp., 6" x 9", 15 b&w drawings, $29.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

Scandinavia's most famous painter, the Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is probably best known for his painting The Scream, a universally recognized icon of terror and despair. But Munch considered himself a writer as well as a painter. Munch began painting as a teenager and, in his young adulthood, studied and worked in Paris and Berlin, where he evolved a highly personal style in paintings and works on paper. And in diaries that he kept for decades, he also experimented with reminiscence, fiction, prose portraits, philosophical speculations, and surrealism. This English translation captures the eloquent lyricism of the original Norwegian text.

LC 2003022203, ISBN 0-299-19814-6

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: G


770.922

Greenough, Sarah, Robert Gurbo, and Sarah Kennel

André Kertész

272 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", 4 color plates, 116 tritones, 25 halftones, $60.00 cloth

February 2005

Princeton University Press (in association with the National Gallery of Art)

Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész created deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs. This is an important new work on a major figure in the history of photography. "People who know photography revere André Kertész as one of the medium's great practitioners, a modernist innovator...What distinguishes Kertész's work is not a particular visual style or signature subject matter, but its emotional resonance. Undoubtedly Kertész was a great formalist, but in his most persuasive pictures, form is put to the service of feeling."--Ken Johnson, The New York Times. "A highly informative, thoughtful, and readable catalogue with excellent reproductions."--Rex Weil, ARTNews

LC 2004115085, ISBN 0-691-12114-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: O


779

Lockwood, C. C. and Rhea Gary

Marsh Mission: Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands

120 pp., 10 1/2" x 11", 100 color illus., 1 map, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Louisiana State University Press

Louisiana is in a desperate battle to save what remains of its coastal wetlands, which are disappearing at the rate of a football field-size area every 38 minutes. Most people are unaware of the devastating transformation of this remote region, though the effects are detrimental for the entire country economically, culturally, and environmentally. Hoping art will inspire concern where statistics have not, and focusing on the marshlands' beauty rather than their destruction, nature photographer C. C. Lockwood and painter Rhea Gary have joined together in Marsh Mission to show that a picture is worth at least a thousand words.

LC 2004025932, ISBN 0-8071-3096-6

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: not reviewed


779.930

Smith, Steven B.

The Weather and a Place to Live: Photographs of the Suburban West

128 pp., 10" x 9", 80 duotone photos, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

Duke University Press

In compelling, often stunning black-and-white photographs, The Weather and a Place to Live portrays the manmade landscape of the western United States. Here we come face to face with the surreal intersection of the American appetite for suburban development and the resistant, rolling, arid country of the desert West. Steven B. Smith's extraordinary photographs take us into the contemporary reality of sprawling suburbs reconfiguring what was once vast, unpopulated territory. With arresting concision and an unblinking eye, Smith shows how a new frontier is being won, and suggests, too, how it may be lost in its very emergence.

LC 2005011685, ISBN 0-8223-3611-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


779.994

O'Donnell, Joe

Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero

104 pp., 10" x 9", 74 b&w photos, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

February 28, 2005

Vanderbilt University Press

Japan 1945 assembles seventy-four remarkable pictures taken by a young Marine Corps photographer in Japan in the months immediately following World War II. From wrenching photographs of the devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to quieter images of life returning to normal, this book testifies both to war's horrors and to human endurance. O'Donnell became a noted photojournalist and official White House photographer-whose photographs of Jacqueline and John-John Kennedy after JFK's assassination are icons of the American memory. "This stunning work...is essential for all World War II collections."--Library Journal (starred review)

LC 2004017367, ISBN 0-8265-1467-7

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation/Sports

780.904

Perlis, Vivian and Libby Van Cleve

Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music

472 pp., 7" x 10", 109 b&w illus., 2 CDs, index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Yale University Press

This book and its two accompanying CDs bring to life many of the major figures in early twentieth-century American music-Charles Ives, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Ira Gershwin, and others. Readers and listeners will find a fascinating assortment of material, including photographs, anecdotes, and recorded interviews available here for the first time. "While the transcriptions themselves make fascinating reading, the two CDs containing excerpts of the interviews provide the immediacy of the live voice. All students of American music and of contemporary American cultural history will find this volume indispensable."--Library Journal

LC 2005000361, ISBN 0-300-10673-4

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: O


781.62

Gedutis, Susan

See You at the Hall: Boston's Golden Era of Irish Music and Dance

368 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 45 halftones, discography, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

January 2005

University Press of New England

This engaging look back at Boston's golden era of Irish traditional music deftly weaves together engaging narrative with spirited personal reminiscences to trace the colorful dance hall period from its beginnings in 1940s Roxbury, when masses of young Irish flooded Boston following World War II, through its peak years in the 1950s, to its decline in the 1960s, when reduced immigration, urban social upheaval, and a shift in neighborhood demographics brought an end to the heyday of Irish dance hall music in Boston.

LC 2004001099, ISBN 1-55553-610-7 (c.), ISBN 1-55553-640-9 (p.)

AASL: O, G, S/HS, P

PLA: S


781.643

Wesley, Fred Jr.

Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Sideman

344 pp., 6" x 9", 57 b&w photos, selected discography, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2005

Duke University Press

With Hit Me, Fred, the sensational sideman Fred Wesley Jr. moves front and center to tell his life story. A legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician, Wesley is best known for his work in the late sixties and early seventies with James Brown and as the leader of Brown's band, Fred Wesley and the JB's. Having been the band's music director, arranger, trombone player, and frequent composer, Wesley is one of the original architects of funk.

LC 2001008259, ISBN 0-8223-3548-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


782.1

Grant, Mark N.

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical

392 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 21 illus., $40.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

January 2005

University Press of New England

Many of today's Broadway shows, from Rent to The Lion King to Movin' Out, have become commercial hits, but do they have the cultural importance or the dramatic and musical artistry of such enduring productions as Oklahoma!, Show Boat, or Kiss Me, Kate? Grant thoroughly investigates all aspects of the Broadway musical as he traces the transformation of singing and melody, libretto and lyric writing, dance rhythms, sound design, and choreography and stage direction through three distinct eras: the formative period (1866-1927), the golden age (1927-1966), and the fall (1967 to the present).

LC 2004014100, ISBN 1-55553-610-7 (c.), ISBN 1-55553-641-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


782.1

Soll, Beverly

I Dream a World: The Operas of William Grant Still

306 pp., 6" x 9", 29 figures, 9 tables, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

The first part of I Dream a World creates a context for Still's operas and explores commonalities among them, including structural elements and musical characteristics. The second part traces the research, composition, and performances of the operas as a way of documenting the history of the composer and his contributions to American opera. Although not intentionally biographical, this book is very personal. More than the story of William Grant Still's love of operatic music, and the libretti that reflect his own life, I Dream a World opens a window on Still the man as well as the composer that offers important insights into the social milieu of this pioneering figure.

LC 2004023143, ISBN 1-55728-789-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


782.4

Brown, Maxine

Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir

400 pp., 6" x 9", 58 photos, discography, hits and awards, glossary, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

A vocal group without peer, The Browns were central artists in the changing sound of country and American popular music at mid-century. They were part of major changes in the entertainment business and American culture, participated in the folk music movement in the '60s, and saw the steady birth of rock 'n' roll up close as they worked with Presley and others. Illustrated with many never-before-published photographs, Looking Back to See is a remarkable story told here for the first time.

LC 2004025704, ISBN 1-55728-790-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: not reviewed


782.421

Cullen, Jim

Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", bibliog., index, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

Wesleyan University Press

A thinking person's exploration of the cultural significance of Bruce Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A. was the first major work of cultural criticism to situate Springsteen's work in the broader sweep of American history. In this new edition to the landmark work, Cullen also discusses new currents in Springsteen's music since 9/11, notably his 2002 album The Rising. This edition includes a new foreword, introduction, and afterword. Must reading for any serious fan-or anyone who has ever been curious about what all the fuss has been about.

LC 2004021220, ISBN 0-8195-6761-2

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G


782.421

Dyer, John

Conjunto

127 pp., 10" x 10", 60 color and b&w photos, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Texas Press

Dramatic photographs of the most important and influential conjunto performers-including Flaco Jiménez, Valerio Longoria, Mingo Saldívar, Eva Ybarra, and Lydia Mendoza-accompanied by personal appreciations of the music that together proclaim conjunto's status as a true American roots music.

LC 2004028730, ISBN 0-292-70931-5

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


782.421

Watkins, S. Craig

Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

August 2005

Beacon Press

Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the "hip hop generation," Hip Hop Matters focuses on fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert control over the movement. Ultimately, we see how hip hop struggles reverberate in the larger world: global media consolidation; racial and demographic flux; generational cleavages; the reinvention of the pop music industry; and the ongoing struggle to enrich the lives of ordinary youth.

LC 2004024187, ISBN 0-8070-0982-2 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-0986-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


791.3

Assael, Brenda

The Circus and Victorian Society

250 pp., 6" x 9", 34 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

The University of Virginia Press

It was during the Victorian era that the circus, whose origins lay in the fairground world, emerged as commercialized entertainment that we would recognize today. This development was intricately tied to a widespread demand for circus acts by a broad range of classes. In The Circus and Victorian Society, Brenda Assael examines this interest in the circus as an artistic form within the context of a vibrant, and sometimes not so respectable, consumer market. In doing so, she not only provides the first scholarly history of the Victorian circus but also contributes to recent debates about the role of popular culture.

LC 2004024950, ISBN 0-8139-2340-9

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


791.43

Gehring, Wes D.

James Dean: Rebel with a Cause

303 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", photos, bibliog., $19.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Indiana Historical Society Press

Gehring takes a fresh look at Dean's life, exploring the actor's early days growing up on his beloved aunt and uncle's farm in Fairmount, Indiana, to his struggle for success as an actor in television and on Broadway, to his meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood.

LC 2005041440, ISBN 0-87195-181-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


791.43

Long, Robert Emmet Foreword by Janet Maslin

James Ivory in Conversation: How Merchant Ivory Makes Its Movies

350 pp., 6" x 9", 70 b&w photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University of California Press

"This series of conversations...informs and engages. Ivory charmingly speaks about a career that includes credits ranging from 'A Room with a View' to 'Surviving Picasso'. He offers insight into his technique and artistic approach, selection of subject matter, choice of actors, and interactions with associates like producer Ismail Merchant and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala...Illuminating and often humorous."--Library Journal. "An appreciation of Ivory's triumph over difficulties (from ornery actors to scathing reviews) and an insightful interpretation of his movies. Structured as an informal chat between two friends, the book is quite readable."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004022679, ISBN 0-520-23415-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


791.43

Lowenstein, Adam

Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film

272 pp., 6" x 9", 26 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $64.50 cloth, $24.50 paper

December 2005

Columbia University Press

In this imaginative new work, Adam Lowenstein explores the ways in which a group of groundbreaking horror films engaged the haunting social conflicts left in the wake of World War II, Hiroshima, and the Vietnam War. Lowenstein centers Shocking Representation around readings of films by Georges Franju, Michael Powell, Shindo Kaneto, Wes Craven, and David Cronenberg. He shows that through allegorical representations these directors' films confronted and challenged comforting historical narratives and notions of national identity intended to soothe public anxieties in the aftermath of national traumas.

LC 2005049359, ISBN 0-231-13246-8 (c.), ISBN 0-231-13247-6 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


791.43

Schneider, Steven Jay and Tony Williams (Editors)

Horror International Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television Series

400 pp., 6" x 9", 36 film captures, $28.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Wayne State University Press

As global cinema becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish, characterizations of horror films from various geographical and cultural locations seem more fluid and transitional than ever before. Horror International seeks to rectify this by giving the global perspectives and cross-cultural dynamics of world horror cinema its due. This groundbreaking collection of eighteen original essays examine a myriad of films, showing how each draws from Hollywood horror conventions and also local cinematic traditions, local folklore, and national historical and cultural concerns.

LC 2004017352, ISBN 0-8143-3100-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


791.45'7

Jowett, Lorna

Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan

248 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 14 illus., bibliog., index, $60.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Wesleyan University Press

An introduction to gender studies through one of TV's most popular shows. Written for undergraduates, it provides an introduction to the most important theoretical and historical underpinnings of contemporary gender criticism as it examines a range of thought-provoking issues: role reversal, the tension between feminism and femininity, the "crisis" of masculinity, gender hybridity, the appeal of bad girls, romance, and changing family structures. Through this introductory analysis, Jowett shows that Buffy presents a contradictory mixture of "subversive" and "conservative" images of gender roles and as such is a key example of the complexity of gender representation in contemporary television.

LC 2004043120, ISBN 0-8195-6757-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8195-6758-2 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


792.809

Tallchief, Maria with Larry Kaplan

Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina

368 pp., 6" x 9", 36 b&w photos, $19.95 paper

March 2005

University Press of Florida

"Tallchief, the daughter of a full-blooded Osage Indian father and a mother of Scotch-Irish descent, was the queen of American ballet in its glory years...Tallchief devoted herself to ballet at an early age, achieving instant recognition when she went to New York in 1942 at age 17. Immediately accepted as a member of the Ballet Russe, she caught the fervent attention of the controversial and brilliant choreographer George Balanchine. He made Tallchief not only his prima ballerina...but also his wife."--Booklist

LC 2005042211, ISBN 0-8130-2846-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


796.06

Foulds, Alan E

Boston's Ballparks and Arenas

240 pp., 6" x 9", 57 illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

University Press of New England

From the South End Grounds to Fenway Park, from Boston Garden to Gillette Stadium, the history of sports in Boston has been tied to the parks and arenas in which the teams have met and the athletes competed. Beloved but abandoned sites such as the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Braves Field, and the Garden are recalled by Boston fans with the same fondness Brooklynites feel for Ebbets Field, while contemporary stadiums maintain the region's proud athletic tradition. This is the first book to tell the story of sports in Boston through the stories of these venues.

LC 2004019240, ISBN 1-58465-409-0

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


796.06

Solomon, Susan G.

American Playgrounds: Revitalizing Community Space

280 pp., 6" x 9", 84 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University Press of New England

"...What Solomon has done is capture how simplistic notions of safety and protection have ended up neutering playgrounds and parks-a change every parent of young children is all too aware of-and, equally important, she has presented examples of the safe but stimulating alternatives offered in the past decade by some of our smartest architects and landscape architects. American Playgrounds is an overdue look at the sort of pernicious decision-making that can change our landscape; fortunately, it offers solutions as well as a sharply written analysis."--John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle

LC 2005011895, ISBN 1-58465-517-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


796.3

Ikard, Robert

Just for Fun: The Story of AAU Women's Basketball

272 pp., 6" x 9", 51 photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

The University of Arkansas Press

The AAU formed several successful international teams of gifted players that gained fame abroad but that were anonymous at home. Until nearly the last quarter of the century, skilled women basketball players had only one option after high school: the AAU. This is the history of these gifted women, their coaches, and their teams-their records, motivations, and personal stories. Extensively illustrated, Just for Fun is the first book to thoroughly explore the complex history of the Amateur Athletic Union's women's basketball program and to bring to light the four decades of women's basketball all but forgotten in the current success of women's athletics.

LC 2004021104, ISBN 1-55728-783-X

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


796.323

Whalen, Thomas J.

Dynasty's End: Bill Russell and the 1968-69 World Championship Boston Celtics

304 pp., 6" x 9", 24 illus., $26.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

January 2005

University Press of New England

"Well-written sports books are a rarity, and Whalen's is one of them."--Library Journal. "A complete portrait of one of the great success stories in team sports...compelling portraits of both the players and the era that brim with colorful detail."--Sports Illustrated. "Thomas J. Whalen has written a grand and comprehensive celebration about the end of a glorious time and about the men who made up such a glorious team."--Frank Deford. "[Whalen] scores big in his examination of the pride, determination, and mutual respect that propelled these nearly middle-age men to one more title."--Booklist

LC 2003012176, ISBN 1-55553-579-8 (c.), ISBN 1-55553-643-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O


796.357

Abrams, Roger I.

The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903

208 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University Press of New England

Brimming with larger-than-life characters such as legendary players Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, Fred Clarke, Big Bill Dineen, and Deacon Phillippe on the field; and Mike "Nuf Ced" McGreevey, "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, and the Boston Royal Rooters in the grandstands, Abrams shows how the first World Series (Boston Americans vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) provides a unique lens to view American life and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century. "A fascinating portrait of an era when baseball fever first gripped the U.S. and the World Series became an American obsession."--Choice

LC 2002153049, ISBN 1-55553-561-5 (c.), ISBN 1-55553-644-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


799.16

Carlson, Tom

Hatteras Blues: A Story from the Edge of America

256 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 49 illus., 2 maps, bibliog., $27.50 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

The University of North Carolina Press

Carlson tells the story of the Foster family of Hatteras Village, who gave birth to the multi-million dollar charter fishing industry on the Outer Banks and, within two generations, are facing the demise of the family business to the forces of the industry it created. Within the story of the rise and decline of one family's livelihood, Carlson relates the transformation of Hatteras Village through development and the growth of tourism; the high-adrenaline experience of blue-water sport fishing; and the author's personal struggle to come to terms with the illness and death of his own wife to multiple sclerosis.

LC 20050101245, ISBN 0-8078-2975-7

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


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