2007 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


700.82

Wark, Jayne

Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America

304 pp., 6" x 9", photos, index, $80.00 cloth, $32.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

McGill-Queen's University Press

Performance art was finally recognized as an art form in its own right in the 1970s. In Radical Gestures, Jayne Wark situates feminist performance art in Canada and the United States in the social context of the feminist movement and avant-garde art from the 1970s to 2000. She shows that artists drew from feminist politics to create works that, after a long period of modernist aesthetic detachment, made a unique contribution to the re-politicization of art.

C20069002673, ISBN 978-0-7735-2956-4 (c.), ISBN 978-0-7735-3066-9 (p.)

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702.822

Fuga, Antonella Translated by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia

Artists' Techniques and Materials

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

November 2006

Getty Publications

This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Within each of these categories, the author examines the range of materials and techniques that have developed over the centuries. Capsule descriptions in the margins list essential information about the subject under discussion, and details of the artworks employed as examples are called out. The book concludes with a brief overview of contemporary techniques.

LC 2006006951, ISBN 978-0-89236-860-0

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704.03

Jonaitis, Aldona

Art of the Northwest Coast

344 pp., 7" x 10", 63 b&w and 89 color illus., 2 maps, bibliog., index, $26.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Washington Press

A comprehensive survey of the Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast, from Puget Sound to Alaska and from prehistoric times to the present, by the noted anthropologist and art historian Aldona Jonaitis. Incorporating the region's social history with the observations of anthropologists, historians of art, and Native peoples, this groundbreaking volume examines how the upheavals of European contact affected the development of a powerful traditional art.

LC 2006013866, ISBN 978-0-2959-8636-4

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704.9

Tradigo, Alfredo

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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

June 2006

Getty Publications

This easy-to-use guide examines the stylized and primarily symbolic pictorial language of icons--wooden panel paintings of holy persons or scenes from Orthodox Christianity. Chapters focus on the role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church and the life of Jesus and his followers. "This colorfully illustrated paperback shows a wealth of...ancient and beautiful icons."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

LC 2005033206, ISBN 978-0-89236-845-7

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704.94

Shaw, Gwendolyn DuBois

Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century

184 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", color illus., index, $40.00 paper, CIP included

January 2006

University of Washington Press

Portraits of and by African Americans, extending back to the late 1700s, are featured in this collection of more than 100 color reproductions of works in various media, including paintings, photographs, silhouettes, book frontispieces, and popular prints. "Portraits of a People provides a new window onto the lives and the interests of the black folks who sat for these portraits and of the artists who constructed their images; lives that otherwise would have been less evident to us and whose visual trace might have been lost to the flux of history."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

LC 2005022144, ISBN 978-0-295-98571-8

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709

Chapman, Hugo

Michelangelo

96 pp., 6" x 7 1/2", 59 color illus., $17.95 cloth

August 2006

Yale University Press

This handsome book takes a fascinating tour of the artist's drawings by looking at highlights--ranging from unfinished sketches to delicate, refined studies--all of which are located in the exceptional collection of the British Museum. Included are studies of some of Michelangelo's most famous works such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment. With an introductory essay on the artist's life and key works, and beautiful color reproductions of the drawings, this book provides an indispensable foundation for understanding Michelangelo's art, his creative genius, and his unparalleled gift as a draftsman.

LC 2005935778, ISBN 978-0-300-11286-3

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709.031

Zuffi, Stefano

European Art of the Sixteenth Century

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

July 2006

Getty Publications

This second volume in the Art Through the Centuries series is divided into three sections that discuss the important people, concepts, and artistic centers of this innovative period. Among the sixty artists whose works are presented in this volume are towering figures of Western art such as Michelangelo, Raphael, El Greco, and Titian. Important facts are summarized in the margins of each entry, and key facets of the illustrations are identified and discussed.

LC 2006000532, ISBN 978-0-89236-846-4

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709.2

Smith, William Rawson

Villa Clare: The Purposeful Life and Timeless Art Collection of J. J. Haverty

132 pp., 7" x 10", photos, 25 color plates, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer University Press

Haverty's story is in many ways the story of early Atlanta. The son of Irish immigrants, he watched Union soldiers torch his family's downtown Atlanta home as a boy. In 1885, he founded Haverty Furniture Company and later built a substantial art collection for his home Villa Clare. His story tells of his quest to spread his passion for beauty and art.

LC 2006006617, ISBN 978-0-86554-992-0

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709.71

Brandon, Laura

Art or Memorial? The Forgotten History of Canada's War Art

190 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", color and b&w illus., index, $64.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Calgary Press

At various times throughout its history, Canada's war art collection has receded from and re-emerged in the nation's collective consciousness. Nevertheless, as an invaluable part of the official record of war in Canada, it is profoundly significant. Brandon argues that the value of the collection lies less in its artistic merit and more in its role as a site of memory. Art or Memorial? seeks to illuminate Canadian war art's sometimes-hidden presence in the nation's memory and to show, through both its presence and its absence, how it helped to shape, and will continue to influence, how we remember as a nation.

LC 2006445158, ISBN 978-1-55238-178-6

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720

Rybczynski, Witold and Laurie Olin Photographs by Steven Brooke

Vizcaya: An American Villa and Its Makers

296 pp., 8" x 10", 70 color, 96 b&w illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

December 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Like its palatial contemporaries Biltmore and San Simeon, Vizcaya represents an achievement of the Gilded Age, when country houses and their gardens were a conspicuous measure of personal wealth and power. In Vizcaya, the authors use illustrations, historic photographs, and narrative to document this extraordinary house and landscape.

LC 2006041847, ISBN 978-0-8122-3951-5

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720.922

Cooper, Tracy

Palladio's Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic

352 pp., 10" x 11 1/2", 100 b&w and 80 color illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Yale University Press

Celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio devoted much of his career to the city of Venice. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book organizes Palladio's work in Venice according to different types of patrons. It discusses his major monuments as well as less well-known work for charitable foundations, convents, triumphal processions, and the rebuilding of the Ducal Palace. "At all points, descriptions of buildings are clear and detailed, and accompanying plans, sections, and diagrams enhance the reader's understanding of the designs. Unparalleled among titles on Palladio for its depth, quality of prose, and richness of illustrations."--Library Journal

LC 2004023963, ISBN 978-0-300-10582-7

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720.942

Sutcliffe, Anthony

London: An Architectural History

264 pp., 9" x 11", b&w and color illus., index, $60.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Yale University Press

With over 300 color illustrations, this book presents an absorbing look at the unique architectural heritage of London, one of the world's greatest cities, across two thousand years of development. "Written in easily understandable language and well illustrated with 200 color and 150 b&w images, this book will ably serve general readers; in addition, its extensive bibliography, index, and endnotes are useful reference tools for students and scholars. Recommended for all libraries."--Library Journal

LC 2005028848, ISBN 978-0-300-11006-7

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720.945

Palladio, Andrea Translated by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks

Palladio's Rome: A Translation of Andrea Palladio's two Guidebooks to Rome

320 pp., 4 3/4" x 8 1/2", 50 b&w and 50 color illus., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

Yale University Press

In these fascinating pages, one of the greatest Renaissance architects leads readers through the churches and antiquities of Rome in the year 1554. Palladio's guidebooks unveil the timeless charm of the city's ancient and medieval wonders. "Fascinating."--The New York Times. "This pocket-sized edition, the first one-volume edition in English, allows the modern visitor or armchair tourist to follow in the footsteps of the Renaissance traveler, seeing the city as it was described by one of the world's greatest architects."--London Review of Books

LC 2005028847, ISBN 978-0-300-10909-2

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720.973

Pelkonen, Eeva-Liisa Essays by Donald Albrecht

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

408 pp., 9" x 11 3/4", 313 b&w and 160 color illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

This book offers a new and wide-ranging look at the entire scope of Saarinen's career. It is the first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and materials from the newly available archives of his office, and includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen's projects to date--a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings. Lavishly illustrated, the book shows how Saarinen gave his structures an expressive dimension and helped introduce modern architecture to the mainstream of American practice.

LC 2006020557, ISBN 978-0-300-11282-5

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728.37

Ore, Janet

The Seattle Bungalow: People and Houses 1900-1940

216 pp., 7" x 10", 38 illus., map, tables, $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2006

University of Washington Press

"Janet Ore's subject--the origins, marketing, development, and legacy of working-class housing in Seattle--offers an opportunity not only to explore architectural history but to characterize the economic, aesthetic, moral, and social dimensions of such housing."--Dennis Andersen, co-author of Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson

LC 2006002429, ISBN 978-0-2959-8627-2

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730.922

Sussman, Elisabeth and Fred Wasserman

Eva Hesse: Sculpture

192 pp., 9 1/2" x 11 1/2", 26 b&w and 136 color illus., index, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

Yale University Press

Featuring never-before-seen family diaries and photographs, this book examines Hesse's artistic achievement in sculpture within the historical context of her life. "This catalog...focuses on Hesse's brief life and artistic achievements, emphasizing the moment she secured her status as an artist in 1968. The catalog feature[s] Hesse's deeply expressive body of sculptural work made of industrial synthetics. Never before published or displayed family documents, photographs, memoirs, and ephemera from Hesse's short life provide a rich historical context...Highly recommended for libraries with an art history focus."--Library Journal

LC 2006001262, ISBN 978-0-300-11418-8

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730.951

Howard, Angela Falco, et al.

Chinese Sculpture

536 pp., 9" x 12", 51 b&w and 468 color illus., index, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Yale University Press

This book explores the beautiful world of Chinese sculpture, including neolithic figurines, rows upon rows of underground terra-cotta statues, and Buddhas carved in cave walls. The authors analyze and present more than five hundred examples of Chinese sculpture, dividing China's rich and complex sculptural legacy into two parts--secular (tomb and mortuary art) and religious (Buddhist, Confucianist, and Daoist art). Throughout, the authors highlight the inventiveness, purposes, and brilliant execution of Chinese sculpture and comment on how the country's culture nurtured the practical and intellectual choices that shaped its sculptural traditions over the millennia. "Invaluable."--Burlington Magazine

LC 2003002733, ISBN 978-0-300-10065-5

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731

Andrews, Richard and John Beardsley

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes

112 pp., 10 1/2" x 10 1/2", 4 b&w and 108 color illus., $40.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes is a stunning book featuring recent earthworks, large-scale installations, sculptures, and drawings by Maya Lin that celebrate the scope of her creative process. Generously illustrated and beautifully designed, the book traces her continued fascination with geologic phenomena and topography, integrating natural contours and materials into evocative landscape sculptures such as Character of a Hill Under Glass and 11 Minute Line.

LC 2006018718, ISBN 978-0-300-12120-9

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738

Ostermann, Matthias

The Ceramic Narrative

224 pp., 7" x 10", 240 color illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

The Ceramic Narrative is an exploration of past and present ceramic iconography concerned with the depiction of narratives, or with images meant to be thought-provoking, beyond the merely decorative. Examining Ancient Greece, the ceramic imagery of the Maya culture, the ceramics of China, Persia, and Japan, European tin-glaze traditions, and the narrative imagery appearing on later European porcelains, ceramist Matthias Ostermann attempts wherever possible not only to present ceramic narratives in their cultural and historical contexts, but also to refer to some of the older myths and sources that may have served as inspiration.

ISBN 978-0-8122-3970-6

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738.1

Bosworth, Joy

Ceramics with Mixed Media (Ceramics Handbooks Series)

112 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 131 color illus., index, $26.50 paper, CIP included

August 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Ceramics with Mixed Media is a practical handbook that shows how other materials can be combined with ceramics for functional, decorative, or sculptural reasons. British potter Joy Bosworth examines the best ways of combining and fitting these materials together--including some inside the kiln. She covers the practicalities and specific problems that one is likely to encounter when trying to join different materials together. Helpful step-by-step illustrations are included along with the work of many contemporary artists, which will both inform and inspire the reader.

LC 2006299159, ISBN 978-0-8122-1962-3

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738.1

Sutherland, Brian

Glazes from Natural Sources Second Edition

142 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", 46 color and 76 b&w illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

This is a new, revised, and updated edition of Brian Sutherland's classic book on making glazes from natural sources, such as trees, plants, and stones. Fully illustrated, with diagrams of techniques demonstrated as well as images of the finished works of potters to show the results of these natural glazes. First published in 1987, this book is considered a classic by ceramicists. Includes a new chapter by glaze expert Nigel Wood.

LC 2006389035, ISBN 978-0-8122-1945-6

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738.14

Hardy, Michael

Coiling (Ceramics Handbooks Series)

128 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 108 color illus., $26.50 paper, CIP included

June 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Coiling is one of the most versatile of ceramic techniques. The plasticity of clay invites potters to roll it between their hands to produce a coil that can be joined to form the wall of a hollow vessel. Pots of enormous size and amazing variety can be made using this method. Sculptural pieces can also be crafted using coils, creating forms that range from human and animal to very abstract shapes. Written for both amateur and expert potters, Coiling offers practical instruction and creative inspiration for employing coils in ceramic work.

LC 2006299634, ISBN 978-0-8122-1963-0

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740.943

Baskett, John

The Horse in Art

192 pp., 10" x 10", 150 color illus., $45.00 cloth

October 2006

Yale University Press

The Horse in Art by John Baskett is a handsome, unique, and indispensable look at the changing cultural perspectives, artistic styles, and symbolic interpretations of the horse throughout the history of art. "Humankind's love for and dependence on this powerful and beautiful animal is boundless, as proved by this densely illustrated volume...YA: Teen horse lovers will find nirvana here, as will budding artists and art historians."--Booklist

LC 2006925421, ISBN 978-0-300-11740-0

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741.52

Smith, Joel Introduction by Charles Simic

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

408 pp., 9" x 11 3/4", 135 b&w and 175 color illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

Best known for his barbed and brilliant art for The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg did much more. He executed public murals, designed fabrics and stage sets, was an inventive collagist and printmaker, and turned his magic touch to the fields of painting, sculpture, advertising, and even wartime propaganda. This is the first comprehensive look at the artist's extraordinary contribution to 20th-century art. "There hasn't been a comprehensive Steinberg book in years, making this volume invaluable."--Booklist. "Copiously illustrated...Lucid text...This splendid volume is a worthy tribute to Steinberg's genius."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2006011854, ISBN 978-0-300-11586-4

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741.569

Brunetti, Ivan

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories

400 pp., 7 3/8" x 10", 385 color illus., $28.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Yale University Press

Ivan Brunetti here selects works of compelling interest by more than seventy-five avant-garde artists. "An ambitious compendium of graphic narratives, designed to showcase both the varied styles and emotional depth of the field...Broad in scope...this stands to be...a definitive text on American comic art for a good while."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review). "Brunetti's got a fabulous eye for an artist's signature work...Brunetti has gone beyond the obvious to create an anthology of what is truly the finest in comics."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2006014095, ISBN 978-0-300-11170-5

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741.597

Hignite, Todd

In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists

320 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 499 color illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Yale University Press

The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists' works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art. "An essential work for anyone interested in contemporary American art and culture."--John Carlin, author of Masters of American Comics

LC 2006003353, ISBN 978-0-300-11016-6

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745.089

Fair, Susan W. Edited by Jean Blodgett

Alaska Native Art: Tradition, Innovation, Continuity

312 pp., 8 1/2" x 10 1/2", 312 full-color pages, 300 illus., maps, bibliog., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

University of Alaska Press

The rich artistic traditions of Alaska Natives are the subject of this landmark volume, which examines the work of the premier Alaska artists of the twentieth century. Ranging across the state from the islands of the Bering Sea to the interior forests, Alaska Native Art provides a living context for beadwork and ivory carving, basketry and skin sewing. Examples of work from Tlingit, Aleutian Islanders, Pacific Eskimo, Athabaskan, Yup'ik, and Inupiaq artists make this volume the most comprehensive study of Alaskan art ever published. Illustrated with full-color photographs of artists and their works, Alaska Native Art examines the concept of tradition in the modern world.

LC 2005023829, ISBN 978-1-889963-79-2

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748.6

Petrie, Kevin

Glass and Print (Glass Handbooks Series)

128 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 160 color illus., $26.50 paper, CIP included

January 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

The combination of glass and print offers tremendous potential for artists accustomed to working with either medium. The great variety of aesthetic expression possible in printmaking techniques and unique qualities of glass is explored in Glass and Print through numerous illustrations and examinations of pieces utilizing both materials.

LC 2006296421, ISBN 978-0-8122-1946-3

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751

Jaeger-Smith, Erika

Poetry in Design: The Art of Harry Leith-Ross

144 pp., 9 1/2" x 12", 75 color and 25 b&w illus., $34.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Poetry in Design gathers together Leith-Ross's work from major museums and private collections for the first time, in a richly illustrated volume that showcases an artist who was one of the most decorated and prolific Pennsylvania Impressionists.

LC 2006924257, ISBN 978-0-8122-1979-1

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752

Albers, Josef

Interaction of Color Revised and Expanded Edition

160 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 40 color illus., line drawings, $15.00 paper

May 2006

Yale University Press

This new edition of a classic text features over thirty additional color studies from the 1963 silkscreened original, and celebrates Albers's influential masterwork of color theory. "The publication of this famous book in paperback is an event...It is clearly written and easy to understand...This book ought to be owned by any serious student or teacher, regardless of the kind of painting he does."--The Artist

LC 2005937432, ISBN 978-0-300-11596-5

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758

Walsh, Penny

The Yarn Book

128 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 113 color illus., $26.50 paper, CIP included

July 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Yarn is the basic unit of textile construction and every fabric, except felt, is made with it. The properties of yarn--its ply, tensile strength, weight, elasticity, and resistance to heat, water, and shrinkage--are what give each yarn its unique characteristics. By manipulating these properties, an astonishing array of fabric types can be produced, creating any number of textures and appearances. The Yarn Book is written for the serious student and the professional textile artist, and will be useful for spinners and weavers. It is a complete guide to understanding, designing, and using yarn.

LC 2006298781, ISBN 978-0-8122-1960-9

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759.1

Peterson, Brian H.

Form Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen

192 pp., 9 1/2" x 12", 80 color and 70 b&w illus., $45.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Form Radiating Life is an examination of the life and work of Charles Rosen, studying both phases of his career and featuring paintings that demonstrate his unusual range of styles. Lavishly illustrated, it represents the oeuvre of an artist of prodigious talent and vision but also tremendous sensitivity.

LC 2006017108, ISBN 978-0-8122-3988-1

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759.12

Kirkpatrick, Sidney

The Revenge of Thomas Eakins

576 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 53 b&w and 42 color illus., index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Yale University Press

"Biographer Kirkpatrick brings the cinematic clarity of a documentary filmmaker to this portrait of Thomas Eakins, the controversial Philadelphia portrait artist...Kirkpatrick's ability to suggest, through the use of letters and family anecdotes, that Eakins was aware of--and to a degree, fostered--the Byronic attitude that characterized his career is both brilliant and subtle. But most importantly, Kirkpatrick gives Eakins convincing depth that reminds readers of the ways biography can enhance appreciation of art."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2005027935, ISBN 978-0-300-10855-2

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759.132

Ormond, Richard and Warren Adelson

Sargent's Venice

224 pp., 11" x 10", 100 b&w and 100 color illus., index, $65.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

Yale University Press

This gorgeously illustrated book presents nearly seventy of Sargent's paintings of Venice as well as photographs of actual sites he depicted. It considers various aspects of Sargent's work and milieu in a series of informative essays by international scholars. They discuss the evolution of Sargent's style, the topography of his work in Venice, his connections with Henry James and other Americans in Venice, Italian artists in Venice in the nineteenth century, and American artists in Venice in the nineteenth century.

LC 2006025334, ISBN 978-0-300-11717-2

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760-779 Graphic Design, Photography


760

Cheng, Karen

Designing Type

224 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 70 b&w illus.,100 color diagrams, index, $29.95 paper

May 2006

Yale University Press

"This book fills a conspicuous need by offering a succinct and careful treatment of how type itself comes to be...Literally tackling the subject letter by letter, this treatment offers an invaluable perspective on what needs to be considered in creating a typeface that meets the standards established over the centuries. Clear and concise...this is the kind of book that designers will want to keep close at hand and one that could become a standard reference in the field. Highly recommended for any collection with an interest in printing or graphic design."--Library Journal

LC 2005963059, ISBN 978-0-300-11150-7

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760

Gatter, Mark

Software Essentials for Graphic Designers: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Acrobat

240 pp., 7" x 9 3/4", 175 color illus., $29.95 paper

November 2006

Yale University Press

This book presents the features from Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Acrobat. Gatter demonstrates the purposes of the programs; the tools and methods of each; how to use their technologies in the design process; why to use one program over another in different circumstances; how to import and export files in different formats; and the ways the programs interact with one another. Accompanied by illustrations showing on-screen menus, tools, and palettes, along with a CD-ROM that features exercises and demonstrations, this book will serve as a superb reference for both students and professional graphic designers.

LC 2006923685, ISBN 978-0-300-11800-1

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760

Macmillan, Neil

An A-Z of Type Designers

208 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 124 b&w and 234 color illus., index, $35.00 paper

August 2006

Yale University Press

This handsomely illustrated and authoritative book provides a comprehensive account of the figures who shaped the history and evolution of typography. "Primarily a reference guide to more than 275 typographers and their fonts, the book also features eight essays by contemporary typographers...The essays provide some real meat to this reference guide...The A-Z entries are illustrated by examples of the designers' work taken from posters, private press editions, magazine covers, book designs, and rare archival specimens, and include the field's most renowned designers as well as some of the lesser-known designers whose contributions to typography are substantial."--Step Inside Design

LC 20065932830, ISBN 978-0-300-11151-4

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760.014

Goldman, Paul

Looking at Prints, Drawings, and Watercolours: A Guide to Technical Terms

72 pp., 6" x 9", 50 color and 22 b&w illus., $16.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Getty Publications

This handy reference guide features over one hundred entries--alphabetically arranged from aquatint to wood engraving--that concisely explain the processes and materials utilized in creating prints, drawings, and watercolors. This edition, revised from a book originally published in 1989, has been updated with additional color illustrations and new entries on digital printmaking and copies and fakes. It is richly illustrated with objects from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum.

LC 88013241, ISBN 978-0-89236-871-3

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760.092

Theisen, Olive Jensen

A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas Biggers

160 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 103 duotone illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The University of North Texas Press

John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was a major African American artist who inspired countless others through his teaching, murals, paintings, and drawings. He is best known for his murals at Hampton University, Winston-Salem University, and Texas Southern, but the drawings and lithographs that lie behind the murals have received scant attention--until now. Olive Theisen interviewed Biggers during the last thirteen years of his life, and was welcomed into his studio innumerable times. Together, they selected more than one hundred representative works for this volume, some of which have not been previously published.

LC 2006012297, ISBN 978-1-57441-220-8

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770

Herzog, Melanie Anne

Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer

176 pp., 9" x 11", 145 b&w illus., bibliog., $30.00 paper

September 2006

University of Washington Press

"Milton Rogovin celebrates the non-celebrated, the ones who make the world go round." These words, spoken by prize-winning author Studs Terkel, are a fitting lens through which to view the work of Milton Rogovin, optometrist, political activist, and photographer. Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer chronicles the story behind that life, and the man behind the acclaimed photographs that invite us to see for the first time, or to see anew, the tenacity, profound dignity, and resilience of people living in extremely difficult circumstances.

LC 2006924413, ISBN 978-0-2959-8634-0

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


770

Price, Sally and Richard Price

Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension

192 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 79 color and 105 b&w illus., $49.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), the great African American artist, spent much of the last two decades of his life on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. This tropical experience influenced not only the work (mainly watercolors) that he produced while in the region but also the imagery of rural North Carolina and Harlem that he created during his final and most productive years. This book relocates Bearden's Caribbean experience to the center of the work he did during the most productive period of his life. Produced in full color, it includes 130 Bearden paintings, almost all Caribbean watercolors and collages, few of which have ever been published.

ISBN 978-0-8122-3948-5

AASL: O, S/HS, P

PLA: S


779

Iturbide, Graciela

Eyes to Fly With: Portraits, Self-Portraits, and Other Photographs

212 pp., 12" x 12", 115 duotones, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Texas Press

Graciela Iturbide has found her inner theme photographing the Zapotec women of Juchitan and the Mixtec goat butchers of Oaxaca, in the company of Nobel laureates and world-renowned artists, among mourners at Mexican cemeteries and Indian death houses. In this book, which includes both iconic images and previously unpublished work, Graciela Iturbide has assembled both a retrospective of her career and an introspective self-portrait--in short, an artist's art book.

LC 2006007538, ISBN 978-0-292-71462-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G

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780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation/Sports


780.92

Eisen, Cliff and Simon P. Keefe

The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia

674 pp., 9" x 6", $175.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2006

Cambridge University Press

Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts, as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship, new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation.

LC 2005012509, ISBN 978-0-5218-5659-1

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


781.6

Anderson, Iain

This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture

264 pp., 6" x 9", 23 illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Pennsylvania Press

This original, provocative book explores who makes decisions about the value of a cultural form and on what basis, taking as its example the impact of 1960s free improvisation on the changing status of jazz. "Takes us back to that moment between the fifties and the sixties when a new music called free jazz took root in the coffeehouses and nightclubs of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles."--John Szwed, author of So What: The Life of Miles Davis

LC 2006048961, ISBN 978-0-8122-3980-5

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


781.64

Garcia, David F.

Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

224 pp., 6" x 9", 12 b&w illus., 5 tables, 18 figures, $74.50 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2006

Temple University Press

"Arsenio Rodríguez was responsible for crucial developments in Latin music's most important musical genres, son montuno, mambo and salsa, but his accomplishments have never received the attention they deserve. This fascinating book explores Arsenio's place in the trajectory of Cuban music from pre-revolutionary Cuba to New York, Los Angeles and beyond, giving Arsenio his due not only as an extraordinarily creative musician but as a life-long participant in anti-racist struggles. It is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship, giving equal attention to the historical context and musicological structures that gave Arsenio's music its power and meaning."--Deborah Pacini, Director, American and Latino Studies Programs, Tufts University

LC 2005058042, ISBN 978-1-59213-385-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-386-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


781.64

Hollis, Tim and Greg Ehrbar

Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records

240 pp., 8" x 10", 105 b&w illus., index, $55.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University Press of Mississippi

"An amazing and enjoyable read, full of people I knew and remember well and yet more who I wish I'd known. It also brings back a terrific lot of memories of so much wonderful music! How soon, sadly, we forget the amazing talents that contributed to the legacy of Disney music throughout the years. I absolutely appreciate the enormous amount of research--and sweat and love--that went into this book's making, and I congratulate you both for it. I was glad to be a very small part of it!"--Roy Edward Disney

LC 2005024081, ISBN 978-1-57806-848-7 (c.), ISBN 978-1-57806-849-4 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: O


781.64

Kogan, Frank

Real Punks Don't Wear Black: Music Writing

384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 4 figures, $59.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

University of Georgia Press

With relentless analysis and reckless screaming, Frank Kogan has made a career of asking infuriating questions about popular music. A key figure among music critics for his contentious, perceptive writings, Kogan has been contributing to The Village Voice and underground music publications since the early 1970s. The first book-length collection of his writing on music and culture, Real Punks Don't Wear Black samples the best of thirty-plus years of essays, reviews, and rants, and includes new bits written specifically for this edition. "[Kogan] writes as if he's dancing, fighting, killing time and trying to change the world."--Frieze

LC 2005022124, ISBN 978-0-8203-2753-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8203-2754-9 (p.)

PLA: S


781.7

Beck, Guy L. (Editor)

Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions

230 pp., 6" x 9", illus., index, audio CD, $39.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This innovative book explores religion through music. Traditionally, when scholars talk about religious music, it is as a supplement to the spiritual content of a religion. In contrast, these contributors--respected scholars in religious studies and musicology--acknowledge the critical role of musical activity in religious life. Music is sacred in most religions because it embodies the divine and can be shared by all participants, enduring among diverse communities of people despite theological differences. Covers six of the major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Accompanied by a CD of 40 selections of music and chant.

ISBN 978-0-88920-421-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


782.109

Cairns, David

Mozart and His Operas

301 pp., 6" x 9", 26 photos, 22 music examples, 1 map, index, $29.95 cloth

April 2006

University of California Press

"It is always a pleasure to read a book by David Cairns but what catches us in the end in this wonderful new book is his love for his chosen hero and his music. We finish the book realizing that Mozart touches upon all that makes us civilized and that he reminds us of both what we are and what we might be."--Colin Davis. "Likely to be the most elegant, erudite book published to mark this year's 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth."--Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Cairns brings to his study a true sense of opera as theater, even as show business."--The Washington Post Book World

LC 2005056885, ISBN 978-0-520-22898-6

AASL: G, S/MS-HS

PLA: G


782.14

Banfield, Stephen

Jerome Kern (Yale Broadway Masters Series)

392 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 21 b&w illus., 42 musical examples, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Yale University Press

This is the first book to explore the full extent of the musical accomplishments of legendary composer Jerome Kern. Encompassing the music Kern wrote for Broadway, Hollywood, and London's West End, the book illuminates such beloved standards as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Ol' Man River" and assesses Kern's contributions to the American musical. "An important contribution to the literature on the American musical; highly recommended."--Library Journal

LC 2005035950, ISBN 978-0-300-11047-0

AASL: O/HS

PLA: S


782.42

Gioia, Ted

Healing Songs

264 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/2", notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Duke University Press

Over the past few decades, there has been a resurgence of interest in healing music. In the midst of this nascent revival, Ted Gioia offers the first detailed exploration of the uses of music for curative purposes from ancient times to the present. Gioia's inquiry into the restorative powers of sound moves effortlessly from the history of shamanism to the role of Orpheus as a mythical figure linking Eastern and Western ideas about therapeutic music, and from Native American healing ceremonies to what clinical studies can reveal about the efficacy of contemporary methods of sonic healing.

LC 2005026242, ISBN 978-0-8223-3702-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


782.42

Gioia, Ted

Work Songs

368 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/2", notes, bibliog., index, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2006

Duke University Press

All societies have relied on music to transform the experience of work. Ted Gioia tells the story of work songs from prehistoric times to the present. Gioia focuses attention on the rhythms and melodies that have attended tasks such as the cultivation of crops, the raising and lowering of sails, the swinging of hammers, the felling of trees. In an engaging, conversational writing style, he synthesizes a breathtaking amount of material, not only from songbooks and recordings but also from travel literature, historical accounts, slave narratives, folklore, labor union writings, and more.

LC 2005026241, ISBN 978-0-8223-3726-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


784.9

Burns, Mick

Keeping the Beat on the Street: The New Orleans Brass Band Renaissance

216 pp., 6" x 9", 48 halftones, 1 line drawing, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2006

Louisiana State University Press

Told in the words of the musicians themselves, Keeping the Beat on the Street celebrates the renewed passion and pageantry among black brass bands in New Orleans. Mick Burns introduces the people who play the music and shares their insights, showing why New Orleans is the place where jazz continues to grow. Brass bands waned during the civil rights era but revived around 1970 and then flourished in the 1980s. Burns interviews members from a variety of bands, including the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen, Tuba Fats' Chosen Few, and the Rebirth Brass Band.

LC 2005009328, ISBN 978-0-8071-3048-3

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: G


786.209

Beckwith, John

In Search of Alberto Guerrero

177 pp., 6" x 9", 29 b&w photos, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

This first full biography of the influential Chilean-Canadian Alberto Guerrero (1886-1959), describes his career as virtuoso recitalist, chamber music collaborator, concerto soloist, and teacher. Guerrero was part of the Chilean music scene but moved to Toronto in 1918. He soon became one of Canada's most active pianists. He was also deeply engaged with piano pedagogy, and worked with young talents including Canada's much-acclaimed Glenn Gould. But unlike the shadowy role Guerrero is assigned in Gould biographies, here he is given proper credit for his technical and aesthetic influence on the young Gould and on other notable musicians and composers.

ISBN 978-0-88920-496-6

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


787.4

Prieto, Carlos Translated by Elena C. Murray

The Adventures of a Cello

368 pp., 6" x 9", 59 b&w illus., audio CD, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Texas Press

In this delightful book, Mr. Prieto recounts the adventurous life of his beloved "Cello Prieto," tracing its history through each of its previous owners from Stradivari in 1720 to himself. He then describes his noteworthy experiences of playing the Piatti cello, with which he has premiered some eighty compositions. In this part of their mutual story, Prieto gives a concise summary of his own remarkable career and his relationships with many illustrious personalities, including Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriel Garc’a M‡rquez.

LC 2006001346, ISBN 978-0-292-71322-2

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O


788.721

Weiss, Jason (Editor)

Steve Lacy: Conversations

304 pp., 6" x 9 1/4", 39 b&w photos, song scores, selected discography, credits, index, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Duke University Press

Steve Lacy: Conversations is a collection of thirty-four interviews with the innovative saxophonist and jazz composer. Lacy (1934-2004), a pioneer in making the soprano saxophone a contemporary jazz instrument, was a prolific performer and composer, with hundreds of recordings to his name. This volume brings together interviews that appeared in a variety of magazines between 1959 and 2004. Conducted by writers, critics, musicians, visual artists, a philosopher, and an architect, the interviews indicate the evolution of Lacy's extraordinary career and thought.

LC 2006004591, ISBN 978-0-8223-3826-0 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8223-3815-4 (p.)

AASL: S/HS

PLA: S


788.932

Herbert, Trevor

The Trombone (Yale Musical Instrument Series)

336 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/4", 60 b&w and 12 color illus., index, $38.00 cloth

March 2006

Yale University Press

This is the first comprehensive study of the trombone in English. It covers the instrument, its repertoire, the way it has been played, and the social, cultural, and aesthetic contexts within which it has developed. The book explores the origins of the instrument, its invention in the fifteenth century, and its story up to modern times, also revealing hidden aspects of the trombone in different eras and countries. The book looks not only at the trombone within classical music but also at its place in jazz, popular music, popular religion, and light music.

LC 2005930979, ISBN 978-0-300-10095-2

AASL: O/P

PLA: S


791.43

Cocks, Geoffrey, James Diedrick, and Glenn Perusek (Editors)

Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History

352 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illus., index, $60.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His thirteen films, during a career spanning more than four decades, cover themes that shaped his century: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. Leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives, examining such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films such as Eyes Wide Shut.

LC 2005022821, ISBN 978-0-299-21610-8 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-21614-6 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Jackson, Kathy Merlock

Walt Disney: Conversations

160 pp., 6" x 9", introduction, chronology, index, $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, CIP included

January 2006

University Press of Mississippi

This collection of interviews with and profiles on Walt Disney brings together over twenty pieces from the late 1920s to the late 1960s. It traces his career from the early classic Steamboat Willie to the construction of Disneyland to the debut of his live-action ventures The Mickey Mouse Club and Mary Poppins. As a whole, it reveals a complex visionary whose impact on animation, live-action film, television, and theme parks has never been equaled.

LC 2005047748, ISBN 978-1-57806-712-1 (c.), ISBN 978-1-57806-713-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


791.43

Lewis, Randolph

Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 25 photos, index, $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

May 2006

University of Nebraska Press

In more than twenty powerful films, Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has waged a brilliant battle against the ignorance and stereotypes that Native Americans have long endured in cinema and television. In the first book devoted to any Native filmmaker, Obomsawin receives her due as the central figure in the development of indigenous media in North America. Incorporating history, politics, and film theory into a compelling narrative, Randolph Lewis traces Obomsawin's path in which she transformed documentary film into a crucial forum for sharing indigenous perspectives.

LC 200502693, ISBN 978-0-8032-2963-1 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8032-8045-8 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS, P

PLA: S


791.43

Riva, J. David

A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered

192 pp., 11" x 11", 63 illus., $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Wayne State University Press

Marlene Dietrich's conflicted personal journey from Berliner to American soldier during World War II is as intense as any role she played on-screen and perhaps accounts for her ability to inspire so many through drama and song. In this collection of interviews and photographs, the many facets of Dietrich's personality and of her life during World War II are recounted by those whose lives she touched, including Rosemary Clooney, Burt Bacharach, Cher, Hildegard Knef, and Maria Riva.

LC 2005034962, ISBN 978-0-81433-249-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Smith, David L.

Hoosiers in Hollywood

596 pp., 9 1/2" x 12 1/4", b&w photos, index, $59.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

Indiana Historical Society Press

A comprehensive look at the talented people from Indiana who have populated the movie industry over the years. The book includes biographical information on leading men and women actors, directors, screenwriters, novelists, musicians, and composers.

LC 2005057952, ISBN 978-0-87195-194-6

AASL: RG/P

PLA: R


791.43

Tschofen, Monique and Jennifer Burwell (Editors)

Image and Territory: Essays on Atom Egoyan

436 pp., 6" x 9", b&w photos, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

In a culture that often perceives formal experimentation or theoretical argument as antithetical to pleasure, Atom Egoyan has nevertheless consistently appealed to wide audiences around the world. Films like The Adjuster, Exotica, and The Sweet Hereafter have ensured him international status as a revered director and his forays into installation art and opera have proven his versatility. Indis-pensable for the scholar, student, and fan, this collection from leading film and media scholars unpacks the central arguments, tensions, and paradoxes of Egoyan's work and traces their evolution. It also locates his work within larger intellectual and artistic currents.

ISBN 978-0-88920-487-4

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


791.43

White, Raymond

King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West

550 pp., 7" x 10", 41 b&w photos, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

August 2006

The University of Wisconsin Press

For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that Americans cherished. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry--radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books--the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, and community. White includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike. Winner of the Belmont Book Award for "Best Book on Country Music" and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections "Best Research in Recorded Country Music" award.

LC 2004025628, ISBN 978-0-299-21000-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-299-21004-5 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


791.43

Wood, Robin

Howard Hawks

240 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 1/2", 71 illus., $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2006

Wayne State University Press

Since its original publication in 1972, Robin Wood's Howard Hawks has set the terms for virtually all subsequent discussions of the director. In this new edition, author Wood explores the ways in which Hawks pushed the boundaries of each genre and transformed the traditional forms in new, interesting, and creative ways. This reprint also contains an exciting new introduction by Wood, which shows how his thinking about Hawks has deepened over time without fundamentally changing.

LC 2005027801, ISBN 978-0-81433-276-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


791.43

Wood, Robin

Personal Views: Explorations in Film

440 pp., 5 1/4" x 7 1/2", 14 illus., index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

July 2006

Wayne State University Press

Robin Wood, the renowned scholarly critic and writer on film, has prepared a new introduction and added three essays to his classic text Personal Views. This important book contains essays on a wide range of films and filmmakers and considers questions of the nature of film criticism and the critic. Wood, the proud "unreconstructed humanist," offers in this collection persuasive arguments for the importance of art, creativity, and personal response and demonstrates these values in his analyses.

LC 2006007540, ISBN 978-0-81433-278-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


792.33

McMains, Juliet

Glamour Addiction: Inside the American Ballroom Dance Industry

288 pp., 7" x 10", 8 color plates, 25 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $26.95 cloth

November 2006

Wesleyan University Press

The first detailed look at the international phenomenon of DanceSport--a creative art, rigorous sport, popular entertainment, and commercial business. In the wake of the blockbuster television success of Dancing with the Stars, competitive ballroom dance has become a subject of new fascination--and renewed scrutiny. Glamour Addiction goes behind the scenes to show what it really takes to become a champion in the world of competitive ballroom dance. She further explores the broader social issues invoked by American DanceSport: representation of "Latinness," economics that often foster inequality, and issues of identity, including gender, race, class, and sexuality!

LC 2006042079, ISBN 978-0-8195-6774-1

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


792.509

Marsh, Robert C. and Norman Pellegrini

150 Years of Opera in Chicago

330 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 93 illus., bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Northern Illinois University Press

Singers, musicians, enterprising impresarios, richly decorated opera houses, and performances that held audiences spellbound all figure into Marsh's lively account. This beautifully illustrated book also provides a list of professional opera performances from 1850 to 2005 and an overview of changes in the operatic repertoire, audience development, and approaches to production as opera grew from a "stand-and-sing" event to its full flowering as enriching musical drama. "Essential reading."--Chicago Tribune

LC 200503660, ISBN 978-0-87580-353-1

AASL: RG/P

PLA: RG


792.8

Fisher, Barbara Milberg

In Balanchine's Company: A Dancer's Memoir

232 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 48 b&w photos, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

Wesleyan University Press

During her twelve years with Ballet Society and the New York City Ballet, Barbara Milberg worked under the direction of George Balanchine. She rose from corps de ballet to soloist, danced leading roles in Swan Lake and Illuminations, and performed in celebrated world premieres. "Barbara Fisher's prose makes the history she lived come alive again. She provides vivid depictions of the New York City Ballet during an important period of that company's development--and of Balanchine, the enigmatic choreographic genius who guided it."--Jack Anderson, dance critic, The New York Times

LC 2006004524, ISBN 978-0-8195-6807-6

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


796.04

Gerdy, John R.

Air Ball: American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics

224 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", chronology, index, $28.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2006

University Press of Mississippi

"How many folks would take their PhD, their basketball stardom, and their distinguished mien before Southeastern Conference football coaches and suggest that their ethics needed a bit of tidying? I was there, and trust me, it was memorable. John Gerdy forces us to think like no one else would dare. Every thinking person who loves education and sport will benefit from his wonderful work."--Bill Curry, former NFL player, college head coach, COO of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (1998-99), and current analyst with ESPN

LC 2005028429, ISBN 978-1-57806-838-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


796.092

Wiggins, David K.

Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes

500 pp., 6" x 9", 19 photos, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American men and women athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are nineteen insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how the changes mirrored the transformation of sport, American society, and civil rights legislation. The contributors to this collection are some of today's best authors of sports history, including Gerald Early, Anthony O. Edmonds, Gerald R. Gems, and Donald Spivey.

LC 2006019218, ISBN 978-1-55728-826-4

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


796.323

Hiner, Jason

Mac's Boys: Branch McCracken and the Legendary 1953 Hurryin' Hoosiers

360 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 1 color and 64 b&w photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

November 2006

Indiana University Press

Hiner recreates the terrific story of Indiana's magical 1952-53 season. This legendary squad had a great coach, a pair of star players, and teammates who accepted their roles and executed them perfectly. The pre-Bob Knight era team has begun to fade from memory, but Mac's Boys brings it vividly back to life. This treasured tale will become one of the most momentous chapters illuminating Indiana University basketball history.

LC 2006012692, ISBN 978-0-253-21814-8

AASL: RS/P

PLA: G


796.323

Roth, John

The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball

456 pp., 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", 130 photos, bibliog., statistics and records, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Duke University Press

The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball is the ultimate reference source for true-blue fans, with profiles of great games, classic finishes (both wins and losses), and compelling personalities, including players, coaches, and opponents. While it is filled with a wealth of statistical information, the Encyclopedia goes well beyond the numerical record to deliver insights on people, performances, and anecdotes that will surprise even the most seasoned Duke supporter.

LC 2006014256, ISBN 978-0-8223-3904-5

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: RG


796.357

Block, David Foreword by Tim Wiles

Baseball before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game

378 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 2 maps, 16 line drawings, 14 photos, appendixes, notes, index, $29.95 cloth, $16.95 paper, CIP included

March 2006

University of Nebraska Press

Winner of the 2006 SABR Seymour Medal and the 2006 North American Society for Sports History Award, Baseball before We Knew It provides new evidence of the origins of baseball and tackles multiple misconceptions of baseball lore. With its extensive bibliography of early baseball sources, this book is a comprehensive, reliable, and readable account of baseball before it was America's game. "A joyfully discursive romp through the history of ball sports and a compelling new theory of the game's origins."--The New York Times Book Review. "A deliciously researched feast...Block's book is a perfect delight."--Sports Illustrated

LC 2004016099, ISBN 978-0-8032-1339-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8032-6255-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


796.357

Briley, John David

Career in Crisis: Paul "Bear" Bryant and the 1971 Season of Change

322 pp., 6" x 9", photos, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2006

Mercer University Press

An examination of the University of Alabama football program, from its early years of national championships, through its waning years in the late 1960s as it struggled to adapt to the modern, integrated era of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, to its resurgence in the 1970s, all under the guidance of coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant. Read within the context of the social and political changes of the civil rights movement, Career in Crisis is more than a history of a successful team; it also examines, with probing interviews and extant manuscript sources, the internal process of cultural changes at Alabama that helped produce the team's and the coach's resurgence.

LC 2006013601, ISBN 978-0-88146-025-4

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RG


796.357

Price, Joseph L.

Rounding the Bases: Baseball and Religion in America

260 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

Mercer University Press

This book argues that baseball functions as an American civil religion, affirming and sanctifying American identity especially during periods of national crises such as wars and terrorist attacks. Unlike previous works, this book develops a sustained sociological argument for the conclusion that baseball is "a distinct denomination of American civil religion."

LC 2006013604, ISBN 978-0-86554-999-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


796.357

Thomson, Cindy and Scott Brown

Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story

277 pp. , 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", photos, 2 appendixes, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2006

University of Nebraska Press

On October 8, 1908, Mordecai Brown clutched a half dozen notes inside his coat pocket. The message of each was clear: 'We'll kill you if you pitch and beat the Giants.' A black handprint marked each note, the signature of the Italian Mafia. Mordecai Brown--dubbed "Three Finger" because of a childhood farm injury--was the dominant pitcher for the great Chicago Cubs team of the early twentieth century. Brown's handicap enabled him to throw pitches with an unconventional movement that left batters bewildered. The authors chronicle Brown's response to the Mafia's threats in 1908 and one man's determination to reach a dream that most believed was unreachable.

LC 2006002045, ISBN 978-0-8032-4448-1

AASL: S/HS

PLA: O, G


796.6

Thompson, Christopher S.

The Tour de France: A Cultural History

389 pp. , 6" x 9", 24 photos, 1 map, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2006

University of California Press

"An engaging, nicely-paced account of France's world-famous cycle race: his writing is lively and full of detail and excitement. But he has done much more than simply narrate the story of the Tour. His book sets the race--its history, its participants and its meaning--firmly in its shifting national and cultural contexts...This is the best history of the Tour that we have and are likely to have for many years, a work of scholarship that deserves to find a broad general readership."--Tony Judt, author of Postwar. "A well-written and engaging cultural history."--Indianapolis News & Star

LC 2005023760, ISBN 978-0-520-24760-4

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: G


796.83

Benson, Peter

Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, and Murder in the 1920s

400 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illus., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2006

The University of Arkansas Press

Battling Siki (1887-1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world. Peter Benson's biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century. Peter Benson's biography beautifully captures Battling Siki's amazing boxing career and sheds new light on the scandal surrounding his marriages and public behavior, his alleged participation in ring fixes, and the mystery surrounding his death.

LC 2005036072, ISBN 978-1-55728-816-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


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